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Old 03-08-2011, 09:42 PM
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Default Tow Hooks/D-rings

Hey guys, I've been wanting to put some D-rings on the front of my truck for a while now but I don't know how and where to mount them. I love the way they look and they would be a big help when dragging stuff around the property. I thought of just attaching them to the current OEM tow hooks but the they would be dangling and moving around and they wouldn't be parallel if you know what I mean. Theres a truck in my town that has some just like I want but he has them mounted to his snow plow mount when not in use. Is there any way I can put them on the front of the truck without them looking ridiculous?

Heres what I would like them to look something like, but on my truck of course...
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:46 PM
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Default Re: Tow Hooks/D-rings

get a front hitch and u can have one for sure...

u can also mount d rings but idk how
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:49 PM
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Default Re: Tow Hooks/D-rings

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get a front hitch and u can have one for sure...

u can also mount d rings but idk how
Eventually I will get a front hitch, but I was hoping to be able to mount some without one. How would you mount them with a front hitch? They all have the tow hooks already, so wouldn't it be the same as attaching the D-rings to the OEM tow hooks?
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:50 PM
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front hitches do not come with tow hooks unless u buy them like that..ud have a hitch w a tow hook on it...also u can weld them on ur frame

ive never done this...im waiting for the oem hooks lol
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:56 PM
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Default Re: Tow Hooks/D-rings

The curt front hitch comes with some tow hooks... http://www.curtmfg.com/index.cfm?event=hitch
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:58 PM
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that is why i said if u buy it liek that....most woont come w them
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:01 PM
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Oh alright, the only ones I've looked at were the curt and draw tight and they both come with them. Ill have to find one without them. But I still want to try to find a way to mound them without having to buy the hitch first, I'll have to crawl under there tomorrow and see what I could mount them too.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:06 PM
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just random...but go with curt man

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if u have fab skills u can make ur own
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:07 PM
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Yeah, I went with curt for my rear hitch and love it, its very easy to take on and off.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:08 PM
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what reason do u have to ever take off the hitch??
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:20 PM
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Default Re: Tow Hooks/D-rings

When I was installing the 6400 shackles it was getting in the way, so to make it easier I took it off.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:22 PM
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oh man i was thinking u were doing it on a regular basis!
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:35 PM
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Default Re: Tow Hooks/D-rings

Lol no that would be a pain in the ass for sure though! I don't think I can even think of a reason to take it on and off on a regular basis!
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:45 PM
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me either hence asking haha
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