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Pic Request: Rear FX4 tow hooks

I want to see pictures of rear FX4 tow hooks. I know i've seen some on here, but i *think* they look like these but on the back (only good picture i could find):

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I don't want to put a rear hitch on, but want a recovery point. so don't flame me.
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Yeah they look like those just black.
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Howells had some on his truck
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but do we have pictures of them? i can't find any anywhere
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look in his FS threads.
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G-Rant you taking my idea of a rear hook? lol
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Courtesy of howells:

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My 98 had one like that as well, but I had to take it off when I installed the hitch.
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Here is another version:

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the 2nd one is the one he was looking for
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Yes, the second one. That is FX4 right? anyone know what years and models??
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Yes, the second one. That is FX4 right? anyone know what years and models??
The second pic is my Ranger and the part is from an 01-03 FX4. ...yes, it's bolted in properly even w/ the hitch...

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The second pic is my Ranger and the part is from an 01-03 FX4. ...yes, it's bolted in properly even w/ the hitch...
So its bolted onto the hitch? Or better yet, and you please get me some pictures of it beneath and from the side? thanks mang!
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The factory LII installation has three bolts through the tow hook bracket into the pass side frame rail plus an angle brace that bolts from the hook to the spare tire crossmember (at the red arrow in the photo above).

With the factory trailer hitch option on a LII, the rear hook was deleted because the angle brace wouldn't fit with the hitch in place.

I reinstalled the tow hook with my aftermarket DrawTite hitch by using the hitch itself as a massively strong side brace. You can just see the bolt and spacer in the photo below. Hitch makers warn against drilling or welding anywhere on their hitches, so this is a "proceed at your own risk" type of mod.






It is also possible to run a modified RH hook on the left side but that requires cutting and welding the hook bracket to get the alignment right. Installation is similar to the passenger side with the hook bolted to the frame and the hitch for strength.

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i still wanna do that love it Bob!
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that looks sweet bob
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