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Old 03-26-2022, 06:30 PM   #1
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Anyone towing 98 to 05 Beetle???

Does anyone know if I can install the towing baseplate on my 98 New Beetle without removing my aftermarket alluminum skid plate? I was wondering if the hanger at the front might be using the same bolt holes. Thank you.
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While you're waiting for replies, have you taken a look at the instructions on the specific installation for the 1998 to 2005 New Beetle? It may give you an idea as I can't picture how your skidplate is installed for some reason.

Roadmaster KIT# 521225-1 baseplate installation instructions for 1998 to 2005 New Beetle


Blue Ox BX3815 baseplate installation instructions 1998-05 VW Beetle
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I'll have to check tomorrow. I believe the hangers bolt to the bottom of the frame at the front end at the radiator. It looks like the blue ox reinforcement bolts to the side of the frame. The reason for the thread was that to check fitment I have to dig out my ramps and pull the side armour. I really hope the plate works since the length with a tow dolly would be really bad.
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