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Is it worth it?

So I went to the auto wrecker the other day hoping to score a FX4 shifter and skid plate. I did find a fx4 level2 but the shifter assembly was missing and the skid plate was damaged.

I did however find those level 2 chrome j shaped tow hooks everyone seems to go hard for. They want 60 bucks for the pair. What advantages do i get over my stock black ones?

Also for a hitch they were wanting 65, good price?
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They just look better. You could probably sell them on here for 80+ if they're in good condition.

That price on the hitch isn't bad, its reasonable.
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Grab the rear axle as well. Its worth some $$$. Are you wanting the tranny shifter or the manual T-case shifter. If you want the T-case I have one of those I'd sell. I'd love to put it in my F150 but it has the FX4 flow through console so I'm screwed.
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Grab the rear axle as well. Its worth some $$$. Are you wanting the tranny shifter or the manual T-case shifter. If you want the T-case I have one of those I'd sell. I'd love to put it in my F150 but it has the FX4 flow through console so I'm screwed.
Tranny shifter. I will ask how much for the rear axle, thanks.

And would those j hooks get in the way of my fogs?
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I don't think so if the stock ones don't affect them. They mount the same way as the stock ones do.

How do your lights mount?
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I don't think so if the stock ones don't affect them. They mount the same way as the stock ones do.

How do your lights mount?
An L bracket that attaches to one of the tow hook bolts.

Not too sure if the level 2 J hooks would touch the fog light bolts since they are already close to the stock hooks.
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Hmmm, I'm not sure without seeing it. Worst case is you can flip them on here and make a few bucks
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i say grab them tow hooks and try them out.if they don't work i know they wont last long on here for sale before some buys them
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get em.

Yeah also get the rear axle. Get everything you can (inside and out). sell it up here to make some cash.

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Looks like i will get them and try them out, thanks.

Also I am having this weird noise when i accelerate or when the engine is under load. It comes from the passengers side floor and sounds like a minor exhaust leak. I went to my mechanic and it's not an exhuast leak.

The weird thing is when ever i have a passenger or random stuff on the floor i can barely hear it. When i went to ford they said it's normal detonation noise but it sounds too loud to be normal.

I thought maybe it's engine ping so i ran sea-foam and filled up with premium and no change.

Any thoughts?
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what does the noise sound like
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what does the noise sound like
It's really hard to explain but i will try my best. It's very constant and sounds as if the exhaust is escaping somewhere.
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the hooks are mainly for looks but they will allow you to use a loop style tow strap without a D-ring which is nice
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