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Installing Level 2 hooks

I just got some Level II hooks and tried fitting them. Didn't work out so well.

Does anyone have any pics of how much trimming I will have to do to get them to fit to the stock mounts?

I would like to do the least amount of trimming possible, also none of the cutting a square section, I would want it to look like no trimming was done. like cutting across the entire opening.

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**I'm mounting a front hitch next week, so if anyone has any suggestions for mounting the hooks to the hitch themselves.
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Pics of what you have now ?
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I had stock hooks before.

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did you do the bumper mod?
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I don't know what the bumper mod is
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Factory LII valance:
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Maybe it was ignorance on my part, but I didn't know the valences were different.

Thanks for the pic Bob

I think I will cut it straight instead of just those square, so it's not so obvious

But with my front hitch going in, I wonder if I could make it would without cutting, like mounting the hooks to the hitch higher than the stock hook location
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i would almost trade you my 06+ LII towhooks:

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I bought these hooks because I don't like the closed loop design of the stock ones
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mmmhm. My level2 isnt like that. Mine valance must have been replaced at one point
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I had the same issue when I bolted my new hooks up, I used a hair dryer to slightly re mold the valance because I didn't want to cut either. then bolted the hooks down and it has been fine.
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Apparently the opening size must be different on the 01-03 Valances. My Level II hooks fit right on my 04 with no trimming.
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These threads should help:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/f39/wh...things-100227/

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f39/lv...alance-100798/

I'm not sure how helpfull the first thread is but the second one should have all the info you need.
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I cut my valance and it's really easy. Don't be afraid to do it.
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I think when my front hitch goes in, I might be able to make it work without cutting anything.

If the middle of the hitch sits higher than the hook mounts, I could just mount the hooks to the hitch itself
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