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Old 01-02-2009
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Front Tow Hooks

can i put the level II tow hooks on my edge with a body lift??
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Yes, but you will need to make new mounts or cut the valance.
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body lift = elimination of stock towhooks OR cutting of valence OR making new bracketry and make the hooks work with the bodylift. Putting Fx4 Knuckle style hooks required triming of the valence even in stock form.
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ok...well thats a no go then...dont have the tools to cut and all that fun stuff :(
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all it takes is a little bit of heat and a boxcutter...
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mmmm damn it shane fist the headlight now this..lol..whats next...lol...where can i find the tow hooks at...will i need to drill holes??
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took me a good 6 months of hardcore searching...

they sometimes pop up on ebay. my tease thread shows the knuckle style 02-04 level 2 hooks.
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some times takes years sometimes takes a day lol i found my set in 1 day but doesnt always happen...
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Just being curious but why does everyone seem to prefer these tow hooks ?
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there shiney and their easy to hook a chain to??
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ahhh I think i'll just stick with my factory black ones
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i'll have to agree on the black ones...
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NEVER a chain.....a recovery strap.

and only offered on the top of the line model for only 4 years. the rarity makes 'em bamf.
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Just being curious but why does everyone seem to prefer these tow hooks ?
OK boys, take note.........
I prefer my stock black ones over the look of those CHROME FX4 ones.....
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OK boys, take note.........
I prefer my stock black ones over the look of those CHROME FX4 ones.....
they are stainless not chrome.

why do people prefer them? because they are a J design meaning you can slip on a strap with out "tieing" it to the hook it will accept it.

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slip the strap to it, done. no extra bs like a shackle to deal with. quick easy fast tugs if needed.
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slip the strap to it, done. no extra bs like a shackle to deal with. quick easy fast tugs if needed.
Who doesn't like quick and easy tugs?
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Who doesn't like quick and easy tugs?

ok...that's sig worthy. congrats robin hood!
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Who doesn't like quick and easy tugs?
I knew this was coming. haha
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i like my tow hooks on my FX4 ;]

makes it way easy to hook up a strap or a tow hook.

The hardest part i find is finding the recovery point on the other vehicle.
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