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Old 03-28-2011, 02:39 PM
bbbbrass bbbbrass is offline
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So i'm curious about if i ever let a friend drive my ranger and they get stuck in a ditch (because i would never do such a thing), what would a tow truck pull on to get it out? My 2000 xlt supercab 2wd 3.0 doesn't have any tow hooks or a hitch. Even my old saturn had one tow hook like thing on it. Would they just wrap a cable around the axle?
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:40 PM
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Axle or frame depending on the situation.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:00 PM
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most likely frame
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:55 PM
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I have the same truck as you and got stuck in the mud. I couldn't get to the axle so we had no choice but to use the bumper. I was just waiting for it to come flying off, but my friend pull me out with his tow strap no problems.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:08 PM
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well with all that said, other than putting on a hitch is there a recommended way to get a tow hook type thingy on the back of my truck. Should i just weld a tow hook on?
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:28 PM
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some guy on here is seeling the oem rear tow hook for 40 bucks...id pick it up if i were u
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:36 PM
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Yeah towing is expensive, Fucking hell when i got wrecked They towed my truck 15 feet and charged me 175 bucks!
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:36 PM
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Ive gotten suck in the snow, we wrapped his tow strap through my front bumper and around the frame, that worked fine
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:34 PM
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well with all that said, other than putting on a hitch is there a recommended way to get a tow hook type thingy on the back of my truck. Should i just weld a tow hook on?
I wouldn't trust a weld to pull you out. I would say bolting on a tow hitch is your best bet. But that's also coming from the guy who used a bumper thats rated like 1/4 of what my truck's weight is to pull it out. All I can say is I wish I would've had a tow hitch on there, it would've saved a lot of worrying.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:49 PM
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believe it or not.. they actually use your tires.. they loop a strap through it and pull.. my parents slid their car into a ditch sideways and the tow truck looped a strap through the front and back wheels on the drivers side and pulled it out sideways.. i was a little nervous watching but it all turned out good.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:18 AM
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believe it or not.. they actually use your tires.. they loop a strap through it and pull.. my parents slid their car into a ditch sideways and the tow truck looped a strap through the front and back wheels on the drivers side and pulled it out sideways.. i was a little nervous watching but it all turned out good.
that doesnt seem so bad, considering the abuse the tires go thru everyday i would think they would be able to handle that, id be nervous too!
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