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guys w/o tow hooks.

Where are we suppose to put recovery straps?

-the bumper, will probably end up tweaked if used
-the front bumper is 80% plastic so yeah thats not gonna work
-the suspension components just sound like a bad idea
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Get a front hitch! Stronger than tow hooks and easy to put in, much more versatile as well.
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I'd rather just pay $50 and get some OEM hooks...

my dad got stuck this morning and he called me to see if I could help, but then he was asking do you have any recovery points, I told him no and he said well I'll get someone else cause he got his F250 stuck...he ended up getting a tractor...
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Get a front hitch! Stronger than tow hooks and easy to put in, much more versatile as well.
cant you get a front hitch and put a hook on it?
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Being a Sport don't you have the front cross-member? Just pick up a set of hooks. I'll give you a decent deal on mine if you want em.
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yeah I have the crossmember just need to drill some holes for them
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I didnt know that the newer rangers came w/o tow hooks in the front...

Also if you dont have rear hitch or dont want a rear hitch get a LII rear tow hook
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I just use the hook out of my rear hitch
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Ben, he's a 2wd. They don't come with hooks. XLT's and whatnot don't have the front cross-member where Cody's Sport does. No cross-member means no place to put the hooks.
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I would rather see you get a front hitch if you actually plan on pulling people out.

For the rear, a hitch also. You can get the L11 rear hook, but they are incredible hard to find (worse than the L11 stainless front hooks). I know because i have one


If you use your front tow hooks, this is what happens:
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get hook and drill a hole in the frame to mount them. My first truck was a '91 chevy ith tow hooks. When I finally blow here up I pulled the hooks before I sold it and I was able to find somewhere to put them on every truck I owned after that untill I got the ranger that came with it's own.

That video is funny as hell. No reason yank it that hard though.

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What ****in idiot, nice buddy has to explain why he is an idiot
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WOW! Nice vid!!!
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HAHAHHA
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The video was awesome. Who thought that would be a good idea? seriously
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Gotcha Tyler i didnt realize that the 2wd didnt have any form of recovery points

Hahahahaha ROFLAFO at that guy in the video...


Thats almost as good as a buddy of mine attaching a winch to the tie rods on a jeep to pull the guy out
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Ben, he's a 2wd. They don't come with hooks. XLT's and whatnot don't have the front cross-member where Cody's Sport does. No cross-member means no place to put the hooks.
He has the front crossmember but the holes aren't pre-drilled. They stopped that in 04, the Edge and Sport come with the crossmember, its the coil spring 2wd that don't.
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lmao i forgot i posted that video
but yeah, get a front hitch. safest thing. i have too hooks and they'll be coming off for a front hitch in the spring.
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HAHAHAHAAHA lmao that made my day.

i hae just wrapped the strap around the frame behind the bumper mounts if i couldnt be pulled from the rear hitch.
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I would rather see you get a front hitch if you actually plan on pulling people out.

For the rear, a hitch also. You can get the L11 rear hook, but they are incredible hard to find (worse than the L11 stainless front hooks). I know because i have one


If you use your front tow hooks, this is what happens:
lmfao no need to pull that hard are fast and if people would use both hooks insted of putting from one and center the pull the hooks are pretty strong ive used mine many times. and even yanked on em and never pulled the cross member off.
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LOL when I saw that dude floor it I was like oh no thats not gonna be good. I've pulled out plenty of vehicles mainly with bigger trucks and my dad taught me the right way, thats just DUMB!
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that does not happen simply by using the front hooks. ive used mine a million times to pull people out. that guy is just a retard.
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If you use your front tow hooks, this is what happens:
Thats what happens when you try to recover someone while doing 20 MPH, the same thing would happen if you have a front hitch. If you watch the video you will see that the frame sheered not the tow hooks.
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just hook it to the tie down on the frame. thats what the tow truck guys use when they wench your truck up on to the rollback...
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^^^^^^

i've used my front tow hook and that didn't happen.
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