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Old 06-15-2006
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Tow Hooks

hey i was kinda wondering today when i got sruck and had to crawl under my truck to tie a tow rope around my leafs ... how can i put tow hooks on my truck. it is a 97 ranger and it dose not have a tow Package what do i mount them too and how much would it roughly cost has anyone ever done this and have pics of it i checked the HOW-TO's and i searched and could not find anything soo im here ... thanks in advance
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dont ever attach the extraction equiptment to the suspension!!!!
you can attach teh basic ones to the frame just by bolting them up or driling another hole to line it up. generic ones are good one each side of the frame
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why not use ur rear bumper or front tow hooks?

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hitch, for the rear, very save pull point. DONT use the bumper, it will bend
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i dont have any tow hooks front or back and i was prity stuck in deep thick mud ... dont you think my rear bumper would rip off? were on the farme can a atatch these hooks? do i just buy and put on a towing hitch and put a tow hook on that
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why not use ur rear bumper or front tow hooks?

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rear bumper? Thats the worst pulling point. come on now, everyone knows that.

i'd reccomend to just get a trailer hitch. best way to go, and if u bottom out, that will save you from bumper/body damage.
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what kind of wieght of MAX load should i be looking at for buying a trailer hitch, i will never use it exept for towing myself or another truck, never trailers
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haha i tow off my rear bump bump every once in a while. Hasn't failed me yet :-) But I guess a hitch would be a smart idea. The rear bump is rated to tow a good deal tho, i dont see what the prob is. Rarely do i pull ppl "offroading stuck" more like "you suck at driving" stuck.

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a class 2 or 3 should be fine.
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ive used my bumper hitch so much for pulling people out and also there are some places that a tow strap can go
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When I got stuck at our farm in mud think as molasses in March I didn't have anything to pull from but my trailer ball, hooked up the chain and I thought my bumper was going to bend like a Twizler, luckily it barely held in. Good thing I'm building a hidden hitch type thing in welding, 3/8" walls with 2.5" square with 1/4" sides, that should hold up well, I just hope my welds will!
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Get a class 3 reese or hidden hitch. drawtite is fine too.
should be about 120$ to your door at the most.

For the front.. the depends on your crossmember, lack of crossmember, and holes in the crossmember.
I suspose you could get a front mount hitch also but most likely there are easier and cheaper ways for front tow hooks..
just be aware 97 is totally different from 2001+
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