TUG TOW STRAP INSTALL GUIDE

 


TOOLS REQUIRED

Screw Driver or Interior Pry Tools
Masking Tape
Drill Bits (Step Drill Bit Recommended)
Grease
Tug Tool or 20mm Socket & 25mm Wrench
8mm Allen Wrench (Adjust Ring)

 

1 \ REMOVE YOUR TOW EYE CAP COVER

Locate and remove your tow eye cap cover, we recommend using a plastic interior tool to remove the cover without scratching your paint.

 

2 \ CLEAN BUMPER THREADS

Clean the threads in the bumper beam. A blast of air or wire brush will suffice for newer cars,

on older cars air and a brush isn't enough to remove years of road grime. Brake clean with a

brush on a power drill is recommended. The key is to remove any debris from the threads.

 

3 \ APPLY GREASE

Apply grease to the threads of the tug shaft threads that screw into the bumper beam.

Insert and thread the tug shaft into the bumper beam.

 

4 \ TIGHTEN DOWN THE SHAFT

Use either a 20mm socket or our Tug Tool to tighten the shaft into the bumper beam.

The shaft only needs to be snug (5 -10 ft-lbs), do not over tighten the shaft.

 

5 \ TRIM TOW EYE CAP COVER (OPTIONAL)

Follow the steps in the lower area about how to trim your tow eye cap cover.

 

6 \ REINSTALL TOW EYE CAP COVER

If you trimmed your tow eye cap cover you can reinstall over the shaft now.

 

7 \ INSTALL TOW STRAP

Take your tow strap with shaft nut threaded all the way towards the strap and thread into your installed tug shaft.

 

8 \ LEVEL TOW STRAP

Once your towstrap is threaded all the way into your tug shaft you can back out the ring until level.

 

9 \ TIGHTEN SHAFT NUT

Once your towstrap is in your desired orientation you can take your tug tool or

25mm wrench and tighten down the shaft nut until snug against the tug shaft (we recommend placing

masking tape on the nut to remove any chance of scratching the nut during this step).

 

10 \ TIGHTEN TOW HOOK RING

Using the cross-bolt on the side of the tow hook ring you can orient the ring up or down in any manner you want.

Just make sure to tighten the bolt once done.

 

TOW EYE CAP COVER TRIMMING

 

1 \ MASKING TAPE TEMPLATE

Using masking tape with your tug shaft installed you want to place a piece on each side

of the shaft to create a box around the tug shaft. Extend the pieces of masking tape so that

is stuck to a part of the bumper.

 

2 \ REMOVE MASKING TAPE TEMPLATE

Once you have your masking tape template you can unstick on 3 of the sides and fold them up and out of the way

(make sure tape is still stuck on some part of the bumper for the next steps).

 

3 \ REMOVE TUG SHAFT

You can now uninstall your tug shaft.

 

4 \ REINSTALL TOW EYE CAP COVER

Now you reinstall your tow eye cap cover and overlay your masking tape template.

The template will show the exact location of where the tow eye cap needs to be trimmed

for the tug shaft to poke through.

 

5 \ DRILL TOW EYE CAP COVER

Once your template is on the tow eye cap cover you can uninstall the tow eye cap cover and

drill hole using a step drill bit to the desired size.

 

6 \ REINSTALL TUG SHAFT

Now you can reinstall your tow eye cap cover and continue with step 6 in upper section.