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11-28-2007 07:04 PM
Triple88a unlimited you need some of these

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY1lo...eature=related
11-27-2007 05:43 PM
Unlimited
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Originally Posted by nicolas-eric View Post
is the stock tow hook strong enough? it looks very small. and it´s a hook that shows to the side. i think the revovery strap can fall off. that doesn´t look very strong to me.
The stock rear tow hook is a piece of junk. I pulled it off and gave it to some newbe jeeper......

Actually, they are quite strong. I used it to pull a f-150 out of a hole. The guy had burried the back end of the truck to the frame rails. No problems with the strap falling off either.

The stuck truck:
11-27-2007 05:14 PM
White93ARB Yeah, either kinda thing would work fine for me, I'm just making sure everything will be ok if I do that. Thanks for the help! Finally I will have some recovery points, because now I have 0. But my Jeep will get more places than the people I usually go wheelin with, so I duno, if I'm stuck, they probably would be too. Maybe I need some friends with Jeeps.
11-27-2007 05:11 PM
Steelman
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Originally Posted by White93ARB View Post
Okay, I see. That seems a lot easier. Just use longer bolts than the stock Torx crap? Is there a nut on the bottom or is it welded into the framerail? The D-Ring Hitch reciever should be okay for the rear, correct?
Yes, just longer bolts, and yes, there is a nut welded inside the frame rail.

You could use the D-Ring at the hitch, or the something like the following (either should be OK):

LINK ---> http://www.4wheelparts.com/PPT5830.aspx
11-27-2007 05:10 PM
White93ARB I can't seeing some hole hurting the integrity of the frame. Make sure you hit it with at least some primer to avoid rusting though, cause rust will mess us your frame no questions asked.
11-27-2007 05:08 PM
Steelman
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Originally Posted by nicolas-eric View Post
did you drill through the frame to install the tow hook? i don´t know if i really want to do this.
I did drill one hole through one wall of the tube frame. Go ahead, it doesn't hurt too much!
11-27-2007 04:56 PM
White93ARB
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Originally Posted by Steelman View Post
If you get the ones like in the link that's in my last post, they'll bolt right on top of the bumper into the existing holes.
EDIT: I left the rubber bumper pads on there so that the tow hooks wouldn't smack me on the legs every time I walk around the front of my rig.
Okay, I see. That seems a lot easier. Just use longer bolts than the stock Torx crap? Is there a nut on the bottom or is it welded into the framerail? The D-Ring Hitch reciever should be okay for the rear, correct?
11-27-2007 04:55 PM
nicolas-eric did you drill through the frame to install the tow hook? i don´t know if i really want to do this.
11-27-2007 04:52 PM
Steelman
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Originally Posted by White93ARB View Post
I need to put some tow hooks on, too. I plan on buying some very soon, and mounting 1 on each frame rail in the front. I got a rear bumper with a reciever that should be delievered this week and I am thinking of getting a hitch with a D-ring, would that be alright for the rear? About mounting the hooks though, I know I shouldn't run them all the way through the frame rails without sleeve to prevent it from crushing inwards, so I could drill holes for the bolts, and maybe drill out the hole on the other side so I can get a socket in there to tighten it? I was thinking the sleeve idea would be good but if I can do it without a sleeve without sacrificing any strength, I want to.
If you get the ones like in the link that's in my last post, they'll bolt right on top of the bumper into the existing holes.

Here they are on my Jeep:



EDIT: I left the rubber bumper pads on there so that the tow hooks wouldn't smack me on the legs every time I walk around the front of my rig.
11-27-2007 04:45 PM
White93ARB I need to put some tow hooks on, too. I plan on buying some very soon, and mounting 1 on each frame rail in the front. I got a rear bumper with a reciever that should be delievered this week and I am thinking of getting a hitch with a D-ring, would that be alright for the rear? About mounting the hooks though, I know I shouldn't run them all the way through the frame rails without sleeve to prevent it from crushing inwards, so I could drill holes for the bolts, and maybe drill out the hole on the other side so I can get a socket in there to tighten it? I was thinking the sleeve idea would be good but if I can do it without a sleeve without sacrificing any strength, I want to.
11-27-2007 04:39 PM
Steelman I couldn't tell you how strong the factory tow hook is. Mine didn't come with one.

I did what Stu did for a rear tow hook:

LINK ---> http://www.stu-offroad.com/guards/gas/tj_hooks.htm

If you were to go this route, be sure to bolt through only ONE wall of the tube frame. Otherwise you'll pinch the tube and work the tow hook loose over time. Also, the two hook that I used is identical to the one pictured in the link, but it also has a little retainer clip that holds the recovery strap onto the hook.

EDIT: Here's a tow hok that has the retainer clip I mentioned: http://www.4wheelparts.com/PDT1243.aspx
11-27-2007 04:27 PM
nicolas-eric they won´t fit on my TJ. i´ve a stainless steel bumper behind the thread that i showed.
11-27-2007 04:21 PM
nicolas-eric is the stock tow hook strong enough? it looks very small. and it´s a hook that shows to the side. i think the revovery strap can fall off. that doesn´t look very strong to me.
11-27-2007 04:10 PM
Steelman
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Originally Posted by nicolas-eric View Post
the "hook" i showed above has 7 tons maximum load with a M16 thread.

i didn´t see a thread in the hole behind. do you have a pic of the stock rear tow hook?

Here's a pic of the stock tow hook. You can see that it comes with a "tab nut" to use at the second hole.

LINK ---> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jeep-...spagenameZWDVW
11-25-2007 07:24 PM
nicolas-eric is the stock tow hook strong enough? is it available as a spare part? what does it cost?
i have to measure the 2nd hole. perhaps something like this will fit:



i want a rear tow hook the next time when i go wheeling. the last times i used a recovery belt around the frame, but thats not a perfect solution.
11-25-2007 07:18 PM
sgnellett
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Originally Posted by tiny terror View Post
Um.... no, I don't but see the two holes behind the point you're looking at? The bolt goes through the smaller one and you have access to the nut through the larger hole. The hook is bent to lay flat against the frame..... and mine already had a bolt on the threaded hole... so I couldn't tell you anything about the threads. I could probably take a pic in the morning, no light in the garage right now.... and I'm not exactly sure where my camera is
Look under your sliders!
11-25-2007 07:14 PM
tiny terror Um.... no, I don't but see the two holes behind the point you're looking at? The bolt goes through the smaller one and you have access to the nut through the larger hole. The hook is bent to lay flat against the frame..... and mine already had a bolt on the threaded hole... so I couldn't tell you anything about the threads. I could probably take a pic in the morning, no light in the garage right now.... and I'm not exactly sure where my camera is
11-25-2007 07:13 PM
sgnellett
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Originally Posted by silvergoat View Post
If he's secure with his manhood then would'nt pink be ok?
I suppose, but it'll still look silly on an all black Jeep..
11-25-2007 07:09 PM
nicolas-eric
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Originally Posted by tiny terror View Post
The stock rear tow hook not only attaches to that threaded spot but to another bolt though the hole behind where that one is. I'm not sure one bolt will do the trick.
the "hook" i showed above has 7 tons maximum load with a M16 thread.

i didn´t see a thread in the hole behind. do you have a pic of the stock rear tow hook?

11-25-2007 07:07 PM
nicolas-eric are you shure? i had a 1/2" thread at the front bumper where my winch plate is mounted. but i drilled it out to a M12 thread.
M16 would be great. then the hook that i want is strong enough with 15.000 lbs maximum load.

it´s a bad pic. it´s not pink but red.
but i´ll buy another one. it has more maximum load:

11-25-2007 07:06 PM
tiny terror The stock rear tow hook not only attaches to that threaded spot but to another bolt though the hole behind where that one is. I'm not sure one bolt will do the trick.
11-25-2007 07:05 PM
silvergoat
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Originally Posted by jherrin215 View Post
I am just guessing but I would say it's probably 14 - 16 MM. I think everything after 03 is metric.
P.S. I think black would look better than bright pink!!
If he's secure with his manhood then would'nt pink be ok?
11-25-2007 07:04 PM
sgnellett Yeah, I think that pink would look pretty silly on your Manly rig!
11-25-2007 06:59 PM
jherrin215 I am just guessing but I would say it's probably 14 - 16 MM. I think everything after 03 is metric.
P.S. I think black would look better than bright pink!!
11-25-2007 04:46 PM
nicolas-eric
Which Thread is that?

Hello!

I found a thread under my rear bumper where the stock tow hook was mounted.
Do you know which Thread this is? 1/2" like the tow hooks at the front?

I mean the thread at the right on the pic:



I think about installing a tow hook like this one on this thread:



Thanks in advance.
nicolas-eric

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