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Old 12-13-2009, 04:26 PM
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Default Tow Hooks On A 2wd Possible?

Last night i saw a 2wd ranger edge with tow hooks.they looked like oem ford hooks. Would it be an easy thing to add?
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:33 PM
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yes may have to drill holes in cross member

my truck had the holes in the crossmember
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:36 PM
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All Torsion bar trucks have the front crossmember required for those tow hooks, regardless of 4x4 or 2wd. ALL torsion bar trucks I've seen have had the holes for them, but some people report not having them, though I've never seen one.

Coilspring 2wd's, different story. They need some fabrication done for them....gotta add a crossmember that ties into the bumper brackets on the frame.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:44 PM
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My truck is an edge 2wd (it has torsion bars)and it has two holes on each side where it looks like tow hooks should go. Do i have to take off the bumper off to install them?
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:33 PM
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No they can be installed with the bumper on there
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:20 PM
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Once again thank you guys for the help! You guys are awesome! I'll be making a trip to the salvage yard tomorrow!
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:56 AM
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WTF are tow hooks?
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:22 AM
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Them shiny things on the sides of the license plate...


The normal all black ones...


Here they are 'in the flesh' and unrated...
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:35 PM
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I didn't get a chance to get to the salvage yard today, but hopefully tomorrow or the next day. What do you think a set of hooks should cost? Also what era ranger hooks will fit on my 03? I was thinking 01+
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If I recall 98+ tow hooks work but I may be wrong and trucks 01+ came with tow hooks

The hook style like this will cost around $30-$50 dollars



Tow hooks like this hard to find and would cost $100+
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:26 PM
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ay what would i have to do to get me some? i got an 08 ranger coil. Probably have to weld a bar up and get some hooks huh?
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:33 PM
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Here they are 'in the flesh' and unrated...
no shiney fx4 hooks shane?
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:48 PM
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ay what would i have to do to get me some? i got an 08 ranger coil. Probably have to weld a bar up and get some hooks huh?
Yeah...you'll need to fab up an x-member like in the pic posted in this thread.

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no shiney fx4 hooks shane?
That pic is circa April '08. lol. Still don't have either of my two sets of those Fx4's installed.
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...and trucks 01+ came with tow hooks
No, not all of 'em. My truck has no tow hooks, and it's an '01.
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No, not all of 'em. My truck has no tow hooks, and it's an '01.
I didnt mean all trucks come with them. I figured people would understand only certain trucks come with them.
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