To answer your questions:
- My truck didn't have tow hooks so I'm not sure where they even go, but I'm assuming that they interfere with the mounting brackets that adhere to your frame. (All I know is that their website says they must be removed)
- Mounting/installation was piece of cake- I did it by myself in about the same time as the guy in the youtube video I posted below.
- Quality? Eh- It's good for knocking back brush and saplings that you will run over out on the trail. I wouldn't count on it standing up to a boulder or even using it to push another car around. It's basically a "brushguard" called a bull bar. For $169, it looks great, installs easy and will knock back any vegetation in your way. And the 6" lights mounted right onto it.
- I'd say, if you're going for that look and want a cool light bar for the front , then do it. I'm totally pleased with mine.
If you want a heavy duty bar thats going to bounce you off a granite boulder you better head to the Fab shop and just have one welded on :)
Hope this answers your questions