Rear tow hook install - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Second Generation > MK2 Focus

MK2 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the second generation 2008-2011 Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
Durany44
Focus Enthusiast
 
Durany44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Fan#: 105620
Location: Auburn, CA
What I Drive: 2014 Mustang GT Premium. Ster Grey

Posts: 75
FF Reputation: 1 Durany44 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Rear tow hook install

Hello I was curious as to rather or not my 09 focus coupe can be equipped with a rear tow hook. It's the ricer looking ones that Honda people use with a circle at the end usually in some bright neon color


Durany44 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-29-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
macdiesel
I used to drive this
 
macdiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31579
Location: Chicago, IL
What I Drive: 2010 mazdaspeed3

Posts: 3,323
Points 4,147, Level 40
Points: 4,147, Level: 40 Points: 4,147, Level: 40 Points: 4,147, Level: 40
Level Up 99% Completed
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 22 macdiesel Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
You can put a tow hook on anything.
__________________
I now drive a Japanese Ford.
macdiesel is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-29-2013, 06:54 PM   #3
Baldurs390
Focus Addict
 
Baldurs390's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 86071
Location: Narr., RI
What I Drive: 2009 black ses

Posts: 782
Points 3,635, Level 37
Points: 3,635, Level: 37 Points: 3,635, Level: 37 Points: 3,635, Level: 37
Level Up 90% Completed
Level up: 90% Level up: 90% Level up: 90%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 4 Baldurs390 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
it can but why?
__________________
FRPPFSWERKSDDMMassiveTruBenz
Baldurs390 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-30-2013, 07:00 PM   #4
macdiesel
I used to drive this
 
macdiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31579
Location: Chicago, IL
What I Drive: 2010 mazdaspeed3

Posts: 3,323
Points 4,147, Level 40
Points: 4,147, Level: 40 Points: 4,147, Level: 40 Points: 4,147, Level: 40
Level Up 99% Completed
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 22 macdiesel Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
Might come in handy if the car is tracked at all. The OP might be more interested in the look. I've seen people bolt a tow hook to the oem tow behind the rear bumper
__________________
I now drive a Japanese Ford.
macdiesel is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2013, 09:43 AM   #5
indy_11
Panamasian
 
indy_11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Fan#: 81404
Location: Norfolk, VA
What I Drive: 2011 Blue Flame SES

Posts: 2,581
FF Reputation: 7 indy_11 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
yea...I've seen it on a 2010 ses sedan...doesn't look good imo but you can put one on.
__________________
2011 Blue Flame Focus SES #011
December 2011 ROTM Winner! :)
I always take a poo before driving to reduce weight and increase performance
you tell me your auto is fun to drive, I laugh in your face.
indy_11 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2013, 10:27 PM   #6
Miller88
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Fan#: 73790
Location: Syracuse, NY
What I Drive: 2011 Focus SE 5 Speed

Posts: 919
Points 1,663, Level 23
Points: 1,663, Level: 23 Points: 1,663, Level: 23 Points: 1,663, Level: 23
Level Up 63% Completed
Level up: 63% Level up: 63% Level up: 63%
Forum Activity 6%
Activity: 6% Activity: 6% Activity: 6%
FF Reputation: 5 Miller88 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
There are slots on the frame of most newer unibody vehicles that can be used for recovery - most tow trucks also have the special hook to be able to retrieve a vehicle like that.

I'm not going to be putting a tow hook on my car, but I plan on installing a receiver and then getting a hook for that. I use a similar setup on my Cherokee and it works great.

I don't plan on towing with my Focus (My Jeep can tow 5000 pounds), but the hitch will be nice if I ever get the car stuck in a parking lot.
__________________
2011 Focus SE 5 Speed 36k - Blue Flame Metallic - Added Rear Swaybar
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 115k - Lifted with mud tires.
Miller88 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2013, 10:29 PM   #7
Durany44
Focus Enthusiast
 
Durany44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Fan#: 105620
Location: Auburn, CA
What I Drive: 2014 Mustang GT Premium. Ster Grey

Posts: 75
FF Reputation: 1 Durany44 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
There is like nowhere to put it though. The focus dosent have the stock tow loop that Hondas have
Durany44 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-03-2013, 04:25 AM   #8
ak609
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Fan#: 116022
Location: Palmer, AK
What I Drive: 2008 black focus coupe

Posts: 42
FF Reputation: 1 ak609 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
if ya find one let me know ill look underneath tomorrow might have to be a weld on thing
ak609 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-03-2013, 09:37 PM   #9
Miller88
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Fan#: 73790
Location: Syracuse, NY
What I Drive: 2011 Focus SE 5 Speed

Posts: 919
Points 1,663, Level 23
Points: 1,663, Level: 23 Points: 1,663, Level: 23 Points: 1,663, Level: 23
Level Up 63% Completed
Level up: 63% Level up: 63% Level up: 63%
Forum Activity 6%
Activity: 6% Activity: 6% Activity: 6%
FF Reputation: 5 Miller88 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
There should be slots in the "frame" rail where the tow truck would hook one of these:



The problem is when it's in a ditch or heavy snow ... not that easy.
__________________
2011 Focus SE 5 Speed 36k - Blue Flame Metallic - Added Rear Swaybar
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 115k - Lifted with mud tires.
Miller88 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2013, 11:31 PM   #10
Durany44
Focus Enthusiast
 
Durany44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Fan#: 105620
Location: Auburn, CA
What I Drive: 2014 Mustang GT Premium. Ster Grey

Posts: 75
FF Reputation: 1 Durany44 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I looked under and on the frame a few times and I can not find anything like it or a receiver
Durany44 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat