BMW Racing Tow Hooks and Tow Straps for BMW 3 Series E46 (1999-2005)

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Tow hooks and straps are required in all racing series and most major driver's clubs and driver education track days. And the tow ring in the factory BMW tool kit is frowned upon because it protrudes from the bumper. Most racing series require a folding tow ring to prevent yours from spearing another car during close racing. For our own racing cars we developed several solutions that make these the best tow hooks and straps on the market for your BMW. The current favorite style is a nylon strap but we also sell folding steel rings. Check with your racing series to see which type they prefer.

Turner Motorsport Poly Tow Strap With Bolt
Turner Motorsport Poly Tow Strap With Bolt
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Our polyester tow strap is far and above the best tow strap available for the modern BMW chassis. We use a heavy-duty, chemical-resistant polyester strap webbed around a stainless steel stud. There is plenty of length available for tow hooks to grab onto without hitting your bumper and damaging paint or causing cracks. The precision-cut stud is fits E30 (89+), E36, E46, E82, E90, E92, Z3, and Z4. We have further refined the shape and size of the bolt so that spoiler modifications are kept to a minimum. Note that on some models you may need to modify the bumper slightly for the best fit.

A tow strap is a better pickup point than a fixed steel ring, which will add weight and protrude past the bumper. Some racing series have banned the steel rings because they increase the likelihood of contact during close racing. Our straps are sold in bright red, bright blue, or black (red suggested for racing use as it makes it easy for tow truck operators and safety crews to spot). On some models, the strap may be tucked behind the bumper panel when not on track, which makes this perfect for dual-use track/street cars and full racecars alike. Priced per strap so order two for the front and rear.

This item fits the following BMWs:
1989-1991 E30 BMW 318i 318is 325i 325is
2008-2012 E82 BMW 128i 135i 1M Coupe
1992-1999 E36 BMW 318i 318is 318ti 318ic 323is 323ic 325i 325is 325ic 328i 328is 328ic M3
1999-2006 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci 325xi 328i 328ci 330i 330ci 330xi M3
2006-2011 E90 BMW 325i 325xi 328i 328xi 328i xDrive 330i 330xi 335d 335i 335xi 335i xDrive M3 - Sedan
2006-2012 E91 BMW 325xi 328i 328xi 328i xDrive - Wagon
2007-2013 E92 BMW 328i 328xi 328i xDrive 335i 335is 335xi 335i xDrive M3 - Coupe
1997-2002 Z3 BMW Z3 1.9 Z3 2.3 Z3 2.5i Z3 2.8 Z3 3.0i M Roadster M Coupe
2003-2008 E85 BMW Z4 2.5i Z4 3.0i Z4 3.0si Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
2009+ Z4 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Z4 sDrive30i Z4 sDrive35i Z4 sDrive35is
E36, E46 & E9X Racing Tow Hooks (Front & Rear)
E36, E46 & E9X Racing Tow Hooks (Front & Rear)
E36 / E46 / E90 / E92 Racing Tow Hooks - collapsible, now...
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E36 / E46 / E90 / E92 Racing Tow Hooks - collapsible, now mandated by BMW CCA Club Racing. Available in red and black. Folding design meets SCCA, CCA, NASA, and NABR and Grand AM (2007) tow hook regulations. Hook is made from 6061 T6 aluminum and is hard anodized. The inner diameter of ring is 2". When in folded position, tow hook sits behind the furthest point of the bumper. Kit includes both front and rear tow hooks.
ECS Ultimate 3-Way Tow Hook/No Holes License Plate/Camera Mount
ECS Ultimate 3-Way Tow Hook/No Holes License Plate/Camera Mount ...
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This multifunctional front mount is 3 products in one! This front mount can be set up as a -

  • No Holes license plate bracket
  • Camera mount
  • 2" tow hook
  • Or almost any combination of the above*

Now your license plate bracket can double as a mount for your Go-Pro or similar camera system. Or a tow hook with the camera for track use. Running one or multiple combinations is easy since each piece is mounted to the existing tow hook receptacle behind the bumper. No modification is required! Each piece threads into the tow hook for easy install and removal. Metric Allen keys are included. ECS engineers were unimpressed wtih other plate and holder materials on the market so all pieces in their kit are made from stainless steel or 4140 alloy steel with a tough resilient coating (aluminum and plain sheetmetal were found to deform after repeated use). Simulations show this plate mount to withstand speeds of up to 150mph!

This kit was developed for the front but may also fit on some rear tow hook locations. A different extension may be required.

* - the only combination not possible is the tow hook with the license plate bracket.


Rennline Safety Sticker and Decal Kit
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Motorsport Tow Strap
Motorsport Tow Strap
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The lightest and simplest tow strap on the market! This is a factory BMW Motorsport part (BMW part number 51117749365), as used on many factory E46 racecars and our own E46 Touring Cars. This strap simply wraps around something solid on the chassis. A typical installation is to unbolt the bumper shock, slide the tow strap on, and then bolt the shock back on the frame rail. The strap then protrudes through an opening in the bumper. On most cars if you cut a slot in the bumper you can push this tow strap behind it for a very sleek appearance. When needed, simply pull it out from the bumper. The color is actually a bright red to stand out for tow truck operators and emergency workers. Since this is not a "bolt-in tow strap" there is no additional weight to carry and you don't have to worry about the bolt vibrating loose. It's simple and light which is perfect for a racecar. Sold per strap so order two if you want front and rear.
HARD Motorsport Tow Hook Arrow Sticker
HARD Motorsport Tow Hook Arrow Sticker
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Most track/race organizations require a sticker pointing out your tow hook. Hard Motorsport offers these to be purchased in addition to their tow hook mounts.

Fits all BMW vehicles.


ECS Tow Hook With Extension
ECS Tow Hook With Extension
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The ECS tow hook is a perfect starting point for ECS tow mounted accessories or as a clean looking tow hook. In-house engineering designated this tow hook as the core that started it all when deciding the "must have" features when utilizing the factory tow hook location. The 4140 normalized steel gives their tow hook the strength needed to safely tow your car around and a black melonite coating to keep it aesthetically appealing.

Tow hook

  • 1144 heat treated steel threaded adapter & bolt
  • 4140 normalized tow hook
  • All black melonite coating for extreme durability and corrosion resistance
  • Includes the allen keys needed to make proper adjustments
  • In-house designed & ECS engineered
  • Made in America
ECS Tow Shaft With Camera Mount
ECS Tow Shaft With Camera Mount
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The ECS tow shaft & camera mount kit is perfect for capturing the action in an aggressively entertaining view. ECS designed and engineering makes this a top quality product brought to you by fellow enthusiasts who understand the desire of these features. This understanding allowed them to design a camera mount that not only fits a standard tripod mount action camera, but also GoPro. The swivel mounted design allows for adjustment to get just the right camera angle, even the ability to mount on the side to get a view of the vehicle next to you. The best part is, by utilizing the factory tow hook mounting location it puts the action firmly right where you want it for the absolute best footage.

*This can be used by itself in this kit or as an add on accessory to the rest of the ECS tow hook mounted product line. 

 

Features:​

  • Swivel adjustment
  • 6061-T6 Aluminum – type 2 anodized for corrosion and wear resistance
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • GoPro & standard camera compatibility
  • Side view capability
  • Includes the allen keys needed to make proper adjustments
  • 41mm extension
  • In-house designed & ECS engineered 
  • Made in America

ECS Modular Tow Hook & 78mm extension
ECS Modular Tow Hook & 78mm extension
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The ECS tow hook is a perfect starting point for our ECS tow mounted accessories or as a clean looking tow hook. In-house engineering designated this tow hook as the core that started it all when deciding the "must have" features when utilizing the factory tow hook location. The 4140 normalized steel gives our tow hook the strength needed to safely tow your car around and a black melonite coating to keep it aesthetically appealing.

Tow hook

  • 1144 heat treated steel threaded adapter & bolt
  • 4140 normalized tow hook
  • All black melonite coating for extreme durability and corrosion resistance
  • 78mm extension
  • Includes the allen keys needed to make proper adjustments
  • In-house designed & ECS engineered
  • Made in America

Rennline Red Race Hook 5 - E38 E39 Z3 E46 non-M
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