New location for a FRONT Tow Hook ! - Please advise
My ranger is a 2WD so didnīt came with the factory fron tow hooks neither the front frame cross member. I already checked all the front hitch options that found in the forum and all of them looks very good, but this week my local Ford dealer offered me this option (Attached file).
Pros I already identified:
- Because the hook is in a low position, when the truck is stuck in mud, this help to "lift" the truck while pulling. This maybe get a different effect than just pulling from a higher position like the tow hooks at bumper level.
- This hook is centered so the forces when pulling out from mud or a hole will stay balanced, instead of pulling the truck from the regular tow hooks on bumper where each one is located with an offset from the center
- Easy install & Cheap
Cons I already identified:
- The front suspension frame cross member seems to be very stiff, but I really donīt know if it will be as strong as the front cross member where the bumper tow hooks usually are located.
To all experienced users with mud recovery and fron tow hooks please advise !
Long live the best small pickup trucks ever built!
2010 Reg cab 4cyl >>> SOLD ON 2012