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Old 07-05-2012, 02:49 AM   #1
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The thought just crossed my mind of removing the factory tow hooks on the factory front bumper of my yellow TJ and installing D-rings, and I was just wondering what were the opinions on either of them? Is there a certain reason one is better than the other? I haven't had any offroading experience (yet) so I'm not leaning either way. The only reason this even crossed my mind were the pictures of yellow jeeps with yellow d rings on black bumpers, and I thought it looked really good.

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Old 07-05-2012, 03:06 AM   #2
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I think there is a company who makes d-rings that will bolt on the hook location but I think it might not look so good. You can really weld d rings on that stock bumper, well I guess you could but i would trust it to hold up. That metal is too thin to weld anything on it. Best bet would be to keep the hooks or get a new bumper

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I think there is a company who makes d-rings that will bolt on the hook location but I think it might not look so good. You can't really weld d rings on that stock bumper, well I guess you could but i wouldn't trust it to hold up. That metal is too thin to weld anything on it. Best bet would be to keep the hooks or get a new bumper
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I prefer the non-OEM hooks with the little spring-loaded keepers. Cheap enough, easy enough to use, and you can use them for other purposes - slide the handle of the dog's leash over them to use as a tie-out, for example - more easily than you can do with D-rings.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:12 PM   #6
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Not sure if applicable but I watched my JK get lifted completely out of a hole, filled with water by the 2 factory tow hooks up front. They are stronger than I thought.
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Not sure if applicable but I watched my JK get lifted completely out of a hole, filled with water by the 2 factory tow hooks up front. They are stronger than I thought.
10 or 12k rating each or something to that affect.
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I watched my JK get lifted completely out of a hole, filled with water
Chadwick?
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Chadwick?
Chadwicks little brother of the JK generation.
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looks like chadwick is still impressing girls by driving into deep water...all fun aside, hope you can save your JK. pics if you have them.
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