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Old 03-29-2011, 08:20 PM   #1
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Tractor Supply Tow Hooks

I picked up a couple of Tow Hooks at Tractor Supply tonight. When I got ready to mount them they hit those little plastic bumpers that are mounted to the front of the bumper where they stick up. What did you guys do about that? Do you just take those plastic pieces off or put a spacer below the tow hook to raise it up?
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:25 PM   #2
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:28 PM   #3
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They actualy arent plastic, not on my jeep. they are dense rubber of some type. actually good if your gona smash into some stuff, but I took mine off. its easy but leaves two holes. so
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:34 PM   #5
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Just tightening enough will squish em down. I got the same exact hooks on my Jeep and that's what I did. Hope you picked up the grade 8 bolts that are in inch longer to install em.
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Just tightening enough will squish em down. I got the same exact hooks on my Jeep and that's what I did. Hope you picked up the grade 8 bolts that are in inch longer to install em.
That worked, I didn't think of that after seeing above where they were rubber. And yes I went with the grade 8 bolts 2 1/2 inches long. Thanks Guys
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:03 PM   #7
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I just put mine on tonight too. I just took the rubber bumpers off.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:50 PM   #8
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I used a 1/4 and 1/8 steel spacers sandwiched together. It cleared the rubber bumper stops. If I had 3/8 steel I would have just used that. My hooks came from harbor freight.
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:52 AM   #9
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I cut out the part that the hooks hit. Used a razor blade. Didn't want the squish and split factor later on and wanted to keep the block on the Jeep.
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I just spaced them up using washers, 2-3 under each bolt.

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I squished mine when I put them on but took them off when I painted my bumper. I think I'm going to put them back on to cover the holes. Too many holes on the stock bumper.
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I squished mine when I put them on but took them off when I painted my bumper. I think I'm going to put them back on to cover the holes. Too many holes on the stock bumper.
I'm new around here so pardon if this has been answered elsewhere. Also pardon my ignorance, but I looked everywhere around the bumper for a way to get these off, but no luck. I noticed a bolt under it. Is this the right one?
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I'm new around here so pardon if this has been answered elsewhere. Also pardon my ignorance, but I looked everywhere around the bumper for a way to get these off, but no luck. I noticed a bolt under it. Is this the right one?
The bumper guards are held on by two bolts each. One of the bolts is not accessible without removing the entire bumper since it is hidden by the frame. The bumper has four torx bolts on top and two on the bottom.
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The bumper guards are held on by two bolts each. One of the bolts is not accessible without removing the entire bumper since it is hidden by the frame. The bumper has four torx bolts on top and two on the bottom.
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