Review: Raceseng's New F5X towhook parts

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  1. vetsvette

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    Raceseng has some nice new parts for the F Series cars. All the items are what you would expect from Raceseng. High quality and attention to detail, and, everything fits like a glove. I'll post pictures of the parts first and then pictures of them installed on my F56. All parts are made in the USA.

    First up is the Tug Plate, a license plate mount utilizing the front tow hook mounting point.

    FEATURES

    • Ball joint mount allows complete plate articulation

    • Plate can be adjusted in or out from front bumper to tighten fitment

    • Multiple plate mounting locations

    • Works with all license plate frames

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    Next is the Tug Plate View. A GoPro mount for the Tug Plate.


    FEATURES

    • Works with any GoPro case with a dual ear mount

    • Adjustable camera angle up \ down and left \ right

    • Simply bolts on with 2 screws

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    Tug (Shaft + Ring) These can be purchased separately.

    FEATURES

    • Available in black, graphite and red powder coated finishes

    • Simple ring locking bolt keeps the ring in a vertical or horizontal position

    • Engineered using FEA analysis and tested to SAE standards

    • Capable of 9,000 pound straight pull

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    Tug View is a GoPro mount for the Tug Ring assembly.


    FEATURES

    • Works with any GoPro case with a dual ear mount

    • Adjustable camera angle

    • Rigid mount provides stable footage

    • Keeps camera tucked close to the front or rear bumper

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    Tug Tool V2. I personally recommend the V2 over the original because it is beefier (X2 thickness) and it has a bottle opener [​IMG]

    The Tug Tool is used to aid in the tightening of the tow hook shaft nut. In certain installations, there is very little space left to fit a large 25mm wrench. The Tug Tool is designed to be a thin wrench and makes installation and use easier.

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    And now for the pictures of the parts installed on my "Lightly Modified" F56.

    Tug Ring

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    Tug Ring + Tug View

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    And finally shot with a GoPro installed. fullsizeoutput_5ff_b7adb5ef62a8a7973103a9a8933ece715cb54836.jpeg

    You can't go wrong with these parts. The quality and fit are top notch. They would be a great addition to your car before you head to the Dragon this year. Installation is super simple. Installation instructions are available on the Raceseng website shown below. I highly recommend these parts to anyone. I'll say up front that they're not the most inexpensive parts out there, but you get what you pay for in this instance.

    https://www.raceseng.com/installation-guides

    Tools required:
    Tug Tool or 25mm wrench
    20mm socket + ratchet
    4mm Allen wrench
    3mm Allen wrench
    5/8" wrench is nice to have for tightening the knob that clamps the camera in place. I keep a short ratchet wrench in the car for this.


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    #2 vetsvette, Feb 14, 2019
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    These will help keep your GoPro from flying off on the Dragon :D

    Tug Shafts are available for Gen 1 and Gen 2 cars also.
     
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    Nice informative review.
     
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    Everyone is a comedian! :D My wife still reminds me of that mishap!
    Nice review! The red and black will match the Helmet.
     
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    Nice to see a quality product being offered.

    I was at a track day & there were some folks not happy when they were told to remove their cheap arse fleaBay tow hooks. Those would fail if used. Justa jewelry.
     

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