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Old 11-18-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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986 Rear Tow Hook?

I have spent waaaay too much time searching online trying to figure out if the US Spec 986 has a standard tow hook receptacle behind the rear license plate. I already know of the front bumper off center tow hook mount. I am only interested in confirmation of a center mounted threaded insert behind the rear license plate.

(my car is several states away otherwise I would check myself...)

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Old 11-18-2011, 12:17 PM   #2
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Not from what I see...

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Old 11-18-2011, 12:49 PM   #3
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i found this pic but not sure if it is US spec....
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:35 PM   #4
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Well, I'm not going to cut a hole in the bumper skin to find out for you
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:50 PM   #5
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Well, I'm not going to cut a hole in the bumper skin to find out for you
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OUCH! That looks BAD
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:10 PM   #6
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sclancy,

My US 2000 has the same whole as seen in your pic.

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Old 11-18-2011, 02:30 PM   #7
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ddb - did you have your bumper off to put exhaust on?
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:00 PM   #8
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ddb - did you have your bumper off to put exhaust on?
Yes. Some remove the OE muffler with the bumper cover on. But it can be challenging to get to the needed bolts. It was really easy to remove the rear bumper cover and made it easy to get to the bolts that secure the large and heavy OE muffler.

These pictures were from the installation of my first aftermarket muffler which I eventually replaced because of drone. When I removed the first aftermarket muffler and installed the second complete system I did it without removing the bumper cover. It was easy because the aftermarket pieces are much smaller and lighter.


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