[A4] Tie-down point on the front of an A4

Stephen Kormilo stephen at kormilo.ca
Fri Feb 6 18:02:57 PST 2009


I transport a canoe on the top of my 2002 A4. I drilled a couple of 
holes through the front licence plate & right through the aluminum 
bumper core. I 'fabbed' a bracket that passed through the bumper core & 
out the front of the plate to use as a front tie point. I remove the 
bracket when not carrying the canoe. The holes in the plate are barely 
noticeable. I can send/post some pics if this is an option for you.

I'm not sure about the 2006 A4, but another possibility is to use the 
front towing point. On my car there is a 'cap' on the right side of the 
front bumper cover that covers a threaded hole into which the tow hook 
(part of your tool kit) screws. I didn't like this option because of its 
off-centre location. However, if your kayak can be mounted off-centre, 
this might be a solution.


Stephen Kormilo
Nanoose Bay, BC

email: stephen at kormilo.ca

gsackerson at comcast.net wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I have an unusual question regarding my transport of my kayak on my
> 2006 A4. When you secure a kayak on the top of any vehicle, you
> usually secure it with straps to your roof rack and then use tie-down
> lines to the front and rear of the vehicle. On an A4, that's possible
> for the rear using the tow hook, but it appears that there is nothing
> to secure a tie-down line to the front. Has anyone by any remote
> chance ever addressed this issue? I feel comfortable not using a
> tie-down line when I travel to the local lake (reservoir,) but less
> comfortable heading on to the interstate and traveling at 65 - 75
> mph. Any suggestions anyone?
> Cheers,
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