|05-01-2013 05:01 PM|
|TTTE||Went to Tractor Supply. They only had 1 hook. i got it. it came with hardware, 2.5" bolts, correct thread. looks good, only $9.99!|
|04-28-2013 10:57 AM|
|04-28-2013 10:15 AM|
|04-28-2013 08:00 AM|
|RevCo666||bump for info|
|04-28-2013 12:55 AM|
|RevCo666||Question: Are factory installed hooks on a stock bumper safe or do I need to change the bolt to grade 5 or 8 as per other posts? My hooks are part of the package for my type of jeep.|
|04-28-2013 12:22 AM|
|jowwo||I used the factory hooks off of my old ZJ on the front of my TJ. They bolted right on. That might be an option for anybody out junkyarding. They still might not be any cheaper than Tractor supply though.|
|04-27-2013 09:25 PM|
|04-27-2013 09:07 PM|
Stupid phone lol
|04-27-2013 09:06 PM|
|TTTE||Thanks for the words. Im hearing more and more about hoing to a farm store, such as tracye supply. Do those hooks from a farm store ALREADY have the correctly spaced holes to match the ones on the jeep?|
|04-23-2013 09:33 AM|
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|04-23-2013 08:43 AM|
|TJDave||^X2. The hooks I bought at a farm store years ago came with bolts. But, they were fine thread and no idea of the grade. You want 1/2" course thread IIRC.|
|04-23-2013 06:08 AM|
|04-22-2013 10:24 PM|
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|04-22-2013 10:11 PM|
|TTTE||Hey guys, I'm new on here. I was looking at some Smittybuilt hooks on Quadratec. They come with hardware. I just wanted to make sure there were no nuts that were required with the bolts.|
|09-15-2012 11:36 PM|
|09-14-2012 02:32 PM|
I no longer have my rubber bump stops up there, and have my tow hooks mounted on top of my winch plate.
even before my winch mine see a lot of use...
|09-14-2012 12:10 PM|
|09-13-2012 04:28 PM|
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|09-13-2012 04:07 PM|
|NikeSwimming||Are the top four and bottom two bolts the same length?|
|09-13-2012 03:54 PM|
Take this for what it is:
What size/thread Grade 8 Bolt do I need. (front bumper) - JeepForum.com
Sounds like the stock bolts are 2" long, get your replacement grade 8 bolts the correct length for your application.
|09-13-2012 03:47 PM|
|NikeSwimming||I don't have the factory bolts with me anymore Im getting a new bumper and sold my other, with the bolts... So dumb!|
|09-13-2012 03:44 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||1/2"x13 is the thread size and the OE uppers are 1.5" long. Just remove one and take it to the hardware store and match up the threads to make sure. Make sure to go for Grade 8 which has 5 tic-marks on the bolt head. 3 tic-marks indicates Grade 5. You'll need 1" longer bolts for tow hooks so 2.5" long will be fine.|
|09-13-2012 03:41 PM|
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|09-13-2012 03:35 PM|
|09-07-2012 09:58 AM|
Not sure about the slot in that photo.
PM me with your email and I'll send them to you.
I'll leave this thread to the off-road "experts" lol.
I'm gonna go play in the garage.
|09-07-2012 09:37 AM|
If you're going to get some tow hooks, you can get some that hold the strap more securely than the stock hooks, like this design:
Erickson Tow Hook - 3018133 | Tractor Supply Company
You should be able to find hooks like that locally for pretty cheap that fit the bolt patter on the front of your frame. Grab the proper grade 8 hardware at your local hardware store to mount them and you'll be good to go.
You can also get mounts for D-rings like this:
Rampage Products 506505 - Rampage Products D-Ring Shackle in Black for 76-06 Jeep® CJ-5, CJ-7, CJ-8 Scrambler, Wrangler YJ, TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
But unfortunately you probably won't find any of those locally.
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