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Old 01-19-2011, 04:40 PM
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I have a rear tow hook. It is the j-style hook. Lookin to get 60 shipped.

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Old 01-19-2011, 04:48 PM
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:05 PM
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wooo never knew they made those, thats sweet!
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:11 PM
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:39 PM
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wooo never knew they made those, thats sweet!
Ford only made the J-hook for the right frame rail. The left one in the picture is a modified right hook.


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Old 01-19-2011, 08:56 PM
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Default Re: Rear Tow Hook (IN)

Those came on level 2s that didn't come with hitch usually from my understanding
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:06 PM
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yea they came on non hitch versions but I got mine on with my hitch no problem maybe it depends on your hitch I have a curt hitch that is round tube not square tube like what comes stock from ford.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:25 AM
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The hook and bracket assembly will bolt up to almost any Ranger - every late model Ranger I've seen already has the 3 holes in the right rail behind the shackle hanger. The factory Ford installation also used an angle brace that strengthens the hook and that is what interferes with the factory hitch and most others. So the standard Level II rear hook was automatically deleted on any Level II that was ordered with the factory hitch.

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The factory LII installation has three bolts through the tow hook bracket into the pass side frame rail plus an angle brace. The other end of the brace bolts to the spare tire crossmember (at the red arrow in the photo above).

With the factory trailer hitch option on a LII, the rear hook was deleted because the angle brace wouldn't fit with the hitch in place.

I reinstalled the tow hook with my aftermarket DrawTite hitch by using the hitch itself as a massively strong side brace. You can just see the bolt and spacer in the photo below. Hitch makers warn against drilling or welding anywhere on their hitches, so this is a "proceed at your own risk" type of mod.






It is also possible to run a modified RH hook on the left side but that requires cutting and welding the hook bracket to get the alignment right. Installation is similar to the passenger side with the hook bolted to the frame and the hitch for strength.

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Old 01-20-2011, 06:43 AM
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thats good to know.

I thought I got ripped on my L2 cuz it didnt have one. but I have a factory hitch. lol
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:04 PM
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Got the hook on Saturday, it's brand new. Josh shipped it very fast....

Thanks Josh.
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