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Tow Hooks FINALLY!!!

Well I finally got some sort of tow point...as I previously had zero points lol... I got these for $5 basically brand new from a guy I have wheeled with before.. they are 10,000lb hooks...I think they'll be perfect where they are.. as they sitkc down JUST past my rollpan, so the rollpan shouldn't get damaged when being pulled with a strap.... and also just a picture of my PERFECT alignment... I'm pretty stoked about it finally being perfect.. not bad for 11" of front lift..!

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Looks good, but I'm afriad if someone yanks you at any other angle than flat you are gonna loose your roll pan, from the looks of it anyways!
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Looks good, but I'm afriad if someone yanks you at any other angle than flat you are gonna loose your roll pan, from the looks of it anyways!
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looks good! are those factory holes?
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looks good! are those factory holes?
No, not factoy... I drilled out the 4 holes myself..easy as pie.. lol
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nice... now what about the front??? What if you get stuck and no one is behind you?? then what lol
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yeah i agree with the danger of ripping your roll pan off... be careful! haha.

but they look good.
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I have nowhere to put them in the front...and I don't really wheel in too many spots where someone can't hook up behind me... and besides... I haven't had ANY tow points since I bought the truck like 4 years ago.. and I've yet to be stuck.. and I've been through some pretty hairy stuff.. so these are just an added bonus.. as for the rollpan.. I don't see myself getting yanked out too many times..
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Looks good, and seeing that truck from the front like that... It looks like a beast haha.

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pfft stuck? in that truck?? yeah right! lol cool hooks man
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are you afraid of bending the frame?
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i used to have hooks like that and when i got pulled from them it bent the frame downward on the bottom

get a hitch that comes through behind the license plate like they sell for roll pans
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^^^ thats what i was thinking
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i used to have hooks like that and when i got pulled from them it bent the frame downward on the bottom

get a hitch that comes through behind the license plate like they sell for roll pans

you do you think a crossmember woulda help prevent that?
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Looks good, and seeing that truck from the front like that... It looks like a beast haha.

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Haha, ya it's pretty beastly from the front sometimes... I wish I could see what it looks like from a rear view mirror, lol

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pfft stuck? in that truck?? yeah right! lol cool hooks man
Ya... I like to hope so.. i like not getting stuck.. good for the ego haha

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i used to have hooks like that and when i got pulled from them it bent the frame downward on the bottom

get a hitch that comes through behind the license plate like they sell for roll pans
honestly, I'm not too worried about it.. it will just be used incase I randomly get stuck.. like in snow or something, not in ***** DEEP mud pits... and it's also temporary till I get a steal bumper made up.. thanks for the concern though
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nice, Canadian tire sells those haha for $19.99. rip off.
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chris, if you havent been stuck in 4 years, you just havent been wheeling hard enough!
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Looks good. The holes lined up on the hooks and frame?

Princess Auto sells those hooks in black for $5-6 and chrome for another $1.
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chrome wont getcha home! nice truck man looks awesome.
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Looks good. The holes lined up on the hooks and frame?

Princess Auto sells those hooks in black for $5-6 and chrome for another $1.
I had to drill holes... there were no existing holes to line up..
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i used to have hooks like that and when i got pulled from them it bent the frame downward on the bottom

get a hitch that comes through behind the license plate like they sell for roll pans
x2 I can see it twisting your frame if the force is unequal.
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I had to drill holes... there were no existing holes to line up..
Ohh I see. Thanks!
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