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Old 11-14-2011, 04:59 AM
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I have a 2WD 2011 with coil springs and want to install tow hooks. Any suggestions
figured id add these to this thread. i made my own tow hooks, one hole on each side was already there, just drilled one more. and heres how they came out.






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Old 11-16-2011, 12:47 AM
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So the factory tow hooks, what are they meant for, would you use them to pull some one out or to be pulled out from being stuck? Mostly mean could they be actually be used for that.
(and my 01 2wd edge came with them on it) I have never thought of them being used till i seen this thread.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:51 AM
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yes thats one use, or being strapped down on a tow truck, but we wouldnt know shit about that, we dont drive chebbys
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:11 AM
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yes thats one use, or being strapped down on a tow truck, but we wouldnt know shit about that, we dont drive chebbys
tow trucks would never use tow hooks to strap them down to the trailer/truck.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:21 AM
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yea they do. ive seen it done. its just like extra its def not the only thing they tie down.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:23 AM
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tow trucks would never use tow hooks to strap them down to the trailer/truck.
Yeah they do.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:35 AM
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Yeah they do.
i have NEVER seen any tow truck do that, not even with wrecked trucks. but if u say so
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:08 PM
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i have NEVER seen any tow truck do that, not even with wrecked trucks. but if u say so
They did it with my ole dodge after the front right hub cracked and fell off... Tire and all.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:09 PM
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^yikes!
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:03 PM
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I love my OEM tow hooks on my 2wd
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:30 AM
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Default Re: Tow Hooks On A 2wd Possible?

i as well would like to instal tow hooks on my 03 2wd. did not come with any, and not sure what process i should go about trying to put them on. also looking to put a bull bar on. think i would be able to do both of these?
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:17 AM
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Default Re: Tow Hooks On A 2wd Possible?

From those pics it doesn't look like you'd be able to use those hooks without damage to the front grill possibly happening. Look a little to recessed . Or would these be used in a last ditch rescue like lifting you out of a canyon.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:38 AM
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From those pics it doesn't look like you'd be able to use those hooks without damage to the front grill possibly happening. Look a little to recessed . Or would these be used in a last ditch rescue like lifting you out of a canyon.
they work fine and don't infer with the valance, if you do get in a situation where you are cross pulling some times the license plate gets in the way but it is easy to either flip or make a removable one.
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:59 PM
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they work fine and don't infer with the valance, if you do get in a situation where you are cross pulling some times the license plate gets in the way but it is easy to either flip or make a removable one.
Must be the misleading from the photo. Maybe I'll add some to my 07 if i got holes up front there already. Don't plan on going mudding but don't hurt to have em anyway.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:36 AM
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they did it with my ranger, and i only had one
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