View Full Version : RyokuRob Tow Hook Group Buy!!!

05-01-2014, 07:32 PM
Back by popular demand, RyokuRob's Tow Hook Group Buy!!!
(Everyone's favorite Miata Tow Hook)


As many of you have learned, Rob does his Tow Hooks in small batches through out the year, so if you are considering getting a set, now's the time to jump on. We had so many people try to get in after it was finished last time. So don't let this one pass you by. It's been over a year since his last one.

The Fronts are the same for both NA and NB Models as shown above.

For this run there will be 5 colors offered: Red, Blue, Black, Purple, and Gold. Raw is also available.
This year it is looking like there will be very little to no etching.

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSTo3vrAk1FGKCd3thbJ4bg7DQvYiz4z CaVUc9TJzFcvqQV5cyvNA
NA Type 1 Shown Above

For this run, Rob is offering both the NA Type 1 (Shown Above) and also the NA Type 2 (Shown Below) for the NA Rear.The previous design was slightly taller where it makes it way under the rear bumper. On a stock height car it didn’t make a difference, but once he started testing on Project-G’s red miata, there was too much loss of ground clearance. It was apparent it was an issue. Now he has introduced a new design and has gained another 5/16” of clearance and it made a definite difference.

NA Type 2 Shown Above. There are 3 mounting positions: Standard Stock Bumper, R-Package Rear Lip, and Custom Cut Bumper.

NB Rear Shown Above

Each order comes as a set with both front and rear tow hook sets, and includes all the necessary hardware.
NA Sets come with your choice of Type 1 or Type 2 Rear (Default - Type 1, Unless noted otherwise)

$85 NA Set (Front and Rear w/ Mounting Hardware)
$90 NB Set (Front and Rear w/ Mounting Hardware)
Pre-Order in shop cash - Save $8

Single item pricing:
Single Front Tow Hook NA or NB - $50
Single Rear Tow Hook NA - $50
Single Rear Tow Hook NB - $55
Pre-Order in shop cash - Save $4

$6 flat rate Con US.
$19 flat rate International (Canada Included)
Local Pickup Available

Please send a PM (To hahajoey) titled “Ryoku Rob Tow Hooks” and provide the following information:
1. Product Configuration. Example - (NA / Rear / Type 1 / Red) or (NA Kit / Type 2 / Red)
2. Preferred Contact Email Address
3. Full Name
4. Shipping Address / Will Call
5. Contact Phone Number (Cell Preferred)

Once we have your information, you will receive further instructions on how to submit payment.

We planning to start fabrication toward the end of May, so we are giving you guys plenty of time to get in on this.
Expected ship date to be determined closer to fabrication.

05-01-2014, 09:08 PM
Very interesting. My inner ricer is going wild.

05-01-2014, 09:35 PM
Great to hear that there'll be another run of Rob's tow hooks. Jazz loves his anodized blue tow hooks. :)




DK Wolf
05-01-2014, 09:52 PM

I diiiiiid just destroy one of my tow hooks... I guess I could get an entirely new set....

05-01-2014, 09:54 PM

I diiiiiid just destroy one of my tow hooks... I guess I could get an entirely new set....

Don't they have a lifetime warranty?

DK Wolf
05-01-2014, 09:55 PM
Not for pulling it in three pieces with a pneumatic arm.....

05-01-2014, 10:07 PM
Wasabi loves her hooks too!


05-02-2014, 05:36 AM
If I could only score that elusive K.G. Works grille (used) I think I could get the front tow hook to work.................:|

05-02-2014, 02:45 PM
Don't they have a lifetime warranty?

No, no lifetime warranty on the hooks. Sorry about that.

All PMs have been added and replied to! If you want to join the groupbuy as well, just send me a PM with all the above stated information!

05-02-2014, 04:35 PM
No, no lifetime warranty on the hooks. Sorry about that.

Sorry JonB, I was trying to be funny, because DK Wolf's Miata was in an accident. I didn't mean to imply anything. I bought my pair a couple years ago, and I love them. I really like the NA Type 2 rear hook... thinking I need one of these.

05-02-2014, 08:18 PM
I know I know, just making sure in case anyone ask, lol

DK Wolf
05-02-2014, 08:30 PM
Guys.. he's lying.. there IS a warranty.. he only gives it to special people..

coupon code is lovepillowjonb

05-05-2014, 03:52 PM


05-14-2014, 02:13 PM
Some people have been asking for this:

http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g337/ProjectGarage2010/Ryoku%20Rob/RobHookTest.jpg (http://s1096.photobucket.com/user/ProjectGarage2010/media/Ryoku%20Rob/RobHookTest.jpg.html)

We had thrown the RyokuRob Tow Hook on our red car really quickly to test this very thing on the last group buy. We had noticed it was slightly touching the R-Package rear lip (BEFORE even jacking it up) when we were taking the picture, but since we were in a hurry to leave for whatever reason, we opted to not adjust it. Rob was standing there and said the gap wouldn't change anyway, so we jacked it up and sure enough, it didn't change.

07-08-2014, 12:40 PM
Good news! The tow hooks have been picked up from the tumber and WILL be going to anodize today! Thank you all for your patience! These should be going out as soon as they return from the anodizers!


07-08-2014, 01:03 PM
are there any extra left at the GB price?

07-09-2014, 04:53 PM
Unfortunately not sir. We do have a few extras that we ran, however, so we will have some to sell if you're interested! Let me know sir!

DK Wolf
07-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Its about time yo.

I need dat blang

07-11-2014, 03:20 PM
They're on their way guys, hang tight! I'll let you guys know as soon as they get back from the powdercoaters!

07-17-2014, 05:05 PM
Guess what shipped out!?


Tow hooks are on their way everyone!

07-21-2014, 02:24 PM
Dear Ryoku Parts Customers,

It has been called to my attention that some of you have had some issues with the Smaller NB rear bolt on my Tow Hook part. I apologize for this as I did not check this due to my excitement with the group buy.

After investigation I have discovered that hole is physically to small for the 3/8" bolt. This is due to the new manufacture of the item. The offset of this machine is different from the one that was used before. My tight tolerances have made this now an issue. The hole should be 25/64" or 10mm

The Fix:
Drill out the hole with a 25/64" drill bit. (10mm for those outside the US) If you don't have one a 3/8" drill bit will work. Hand drilling is perfectly ok. Drilling this hole is only opening it up .03" or .05mm depending on variance. This will not affect the integrity of the part or the anodizing.

If you don't feel comfortable doing this modification please contact myself or Project G and we will further assist you on this matter.

With regards to the larger bolt and washers and threads. The rear stock hook on the NB differs from year to year. It my discovery a few years ago when I made this that at some year (maybe NB1 to NB2) the thickness of the stock hook changed. The washers are there to make up the difference for the years with the smaller rear hook. You don't really need the washers at all. The hole tolerance is tight enough that it is not needed.

Again I apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your time.

Robert Bahr
Aka: RyokuRob

11-30-2015, 08:35 PM
Bumping this because I finally saw these tow hooks first hand and was blown away.... so sad I havent seen them offered in 2015, but would like to see if these can be made again

11-30-2015, 10:57 PM
that project-G tape tho............

11-30-2015, 11:24 PM
Bumping this because I finally saw these tow hooks first hand and was blown away.... so sad I havent seen them offered in 2015, but would like to see if these can be made again

Not to make you feel any worse, but you will never see these in this form again, as they no longer come laser etched :(

My rear hook got torn up form an old stance height and it makes me sad since it is pretty much irreplaceable

12-01-2015, 12:25 AM
I bumped the same thread on two other forums and contacted Project-G via email and they said Ryoku Rob has been MIA so no foreseeable run any time soon that they know of.