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Old 06-03-2007
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Tow hooks?

Im tryin to find some tow hooks for my truck but i cant figure out where i would put them becuz i have an 07 and it has that big a$$ plastic bumper. Any1 have any ideas?
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there should be 3 mounting holes in the front, one set on the right side, one set on the left.. they bolt right in there.. behinde the bumper
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there should be 3 mounting holes in the front, one set on the right side, one set on the left.. they bolt right in there.. behinde the bumper
Not on the newer ones, they need to be drilled in.
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My 06 has the tow hooks from factory.
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really? o didnt kno that, was just going upon my 03
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Where would i need to drill them in? All of the tow hooks ive seen are pretty short and they dont seem long enough to come out of the bumper
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Where would i need to drill them in? All of the tow hooks ive seen are pretty short and they dont seem long enough to come out of the bumper
You want it to look like this, this is the factory look and the factory bumper still fits fine:

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Where can i find them type of hooks?
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your 07 xl shouldnt have the right crossmember to install tow hooks

only sport and 4x4 models have them
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Those are factory but there are tons of other options for tow points.
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Sometime this week im gonna take the bumper off and see if i can find a tow point. I have used my bull bar as a tow hook but i will never do that again
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Hey, so what about my 94? My friend gave me his TJ tow hooks so I would have a tow point on the front but we can't find any spot to mount with removing the bumper. Can some one help me out with this until I can purchase the James Duff pre-runner bumper.
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Sometime this week im gonna take the bumper off and see if i can find a tow point. I have used my bull bar as a tow hook but i will never do that again

any after math pics of the bad decision?
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Naw, i used a tow strap so it didnt scratch anything really and surprisingly it didnt do any damage to besides bending the bracket a little but i was able to fix it.
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Took the bumper off today and no luck on finding a good tow point. Any1 have any ideas?
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I know it is not a Ranger but here is what I did for my Bronco

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I was going to on changing the rear seal today, but with the chance of rain and I held off. I didnít want to Chance the Rods and Crank Exposed to a ton of moister while the RVT sealant dried on the seems of the two piece rear main seal. So I put my front recovery points on.

My front recovery points came form a 97 F150 I got them on EBAY 35 dollars shipped.


I used a factory hole in the frame for the Rear bolt.



I then Put the rear bolt tightened it down and marked were to drill for the Front hole.
Once I drilled the Front holes I marked the ľ inch Piece of plate with the 2 Holes. I then put the ľ inch plate up in the frame. Ran the Ĺ inch Grade 8 bolts thru the frame and thru the plate and tightened all of the bolts with red lock tight on all of the bolts. I donít What those to come loose.

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so I have a sport do I have to drill the holes too? cause if not I'm gonna leave it alone
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so I have a sport do I have to drill the holes too? cause if not I'm gonna leave it alone
Yup, we have no factory holes
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The problem i have with drilling is that my bumper and valance are not close enough to the frame unless i find some LONG tow hooks
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I don't think I have access to a drill strong enough to drill through the frame, guess I'll live w/o them, and try no to get stuck
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