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Old 03-30-2008, 01:05 PM   #1
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Tow Points

I've got some POS tube bumpers front and rear, and as of now no good tow points or hooks. What is the best way to secure a tow hook with these bumpers, I would assume I would need to find a way to bolt directly to the frame.... I'm still lookin and thinkin, but if anyone has done this, or knows a good way to, please chime in.
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oh yeah, I know there will be someone who says get rid of the bumpers, but I don't really want to do that right now.

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Old 03-30-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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get rid of bumpers just kidding
got any pics of the bumpers

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i know in the rear there is a hole on the frame and you can bolt a rear hook in there
as for the front im not sure, but nico should chime in, he has tube bumpers front and rear
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here's two pics, they are the best I can get to now. As for as getting rid of them, I wish I had never bought them, but I ordered everything on my jeep the day I bought it, had it overnighted to my mechanic, and dropped it off the next day (yeah im impatient) and after I had just dropped all the cash on everything else, the bumpers were the last thing I got too and was just tyring to stop the bleeding when I picked those. The only reason I picked them is b/c the front one doesnt' look empty without a winch, and I really didn't want to drop all the cash on a proper winch at that time. ne way here are the pics of the front, don't have any of the rear right now.

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man, those tubes run right in front of the frame rails huh. can you put a hook on the bottom of the front frame rail, under and behind the bumper?
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:25 PM   #6
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thats not a bad idea, I'll have to look into that tommorow. Any other ideas guys, I know someone else runs these awful contraptions they call tube bumpers.
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Sell the bumpers on Craigslist and buy something better.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:59 AM   #8
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Get some real bumpers on there, Warn make a reasonably priced one that most auto parts stores carry or their local warehouse does which saves on shipping, bumpers are heavy. Warrior makes one also with a built in 2" receiver that you can use some flat steel to reinforce the attachment point between the bumper and the frame underneath. I picked up one rear from member of my jeep club, it was locally made and has 2" receiver and two D ring shackle mounts plus two tabs that mount into the bottom of the frame, that one cost me $150 and one of those abrasive wheels plus a couple of cans of Rustoleum and 4 hours of time to clean it up. Wrangler bumpers are easy to make if you have a welder and can go buy some steel, me, no welder.
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i mounted my tow hooks in the rear at the frame:

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Thanks Nico,
And yes I know I need new bumpers, but right now I have too many other projects going on, and I'm looking into buying two new cars as we speak, so I'm not gonna drop a ton of money in the jeep right now ( its not the bumpers that I don't want to spend the money on, it's the winch ) so thanks for the sound advice of ditching the bumpers, but I'm not doing that now.

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