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VVCG33 12-26-2010 12:19 PM

Anyone know how to attach these?
 
Just picked these up and they didn't come with directions

TOW HOOK, REAR, BLACK, RUGGED RIDGE, JEEP WRANGLER (TJ) 97-06, UNLIMITED (LJ) 04-06, SOLD EACH TOW HOOK, REAR, BLACK, RUGGED RIDGE, JEEP WRANGLER (TJ) 97-06, UNLIMITED (LJ) 04-06, SOLD EACH [11236.04]

I don't really want to drill a hole into the frame, but...

InfernoGirl 12-26-2010 12:34 PM

You putting them on a YJ or TJ? There should be holes for it already, I'd think.....

VVCG33 12-26-2010 12:37 PM

They are going on my TJ. I looked on the drivers side of the frame and there are 3 holes that I can see, but none match up to the Hook. I was thinking there might be a few hole on the underside that I'm just not seeing?

Bruck 12-26-2010 12:42 PM

Do you have a stock bumper? I believe that the bolts that connect the bumper to the frame can also be used for the tow hooks.

I take it back...Just realized that you are not going with stock hooks. My bad...

ratuna 12-26-2010 01:06 PM

http://www.accessrx.com/blog/files/m...20Tape%202.jpg

NAVYCHIEF 12-26-2010 01:28 PM

maybe someone on the TJ FORUM will know.

VVCG33 12-26-2010 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruck (Post 945847)
Do you have a stock bumper? I believe that the bolts that connect the bumper to the frame can also be used for the tow hooks.

I take it back...Just realized that you are not going with stock hooks. My bad...

Yeah. I was thinking of returning it and getting the stock Rubicon hooks...:banghead:

NAVYCHIEF 12-26-2010 01:36 PM

and if i wanted tj info, i'd go to the tj forum.

VVCG33 12-26-2010 01:43 PM

Oh wow. I had no idea what you were talking about, I thought I did add it in the TJ forum but alas, I am an idiot and hit the wrong button. My bad.

NAVYCHIEF 12-26-2010 01:52 PM

no, not an idiot. i have extremely fat fingers and hit the wrong keys all the time.:punk:

gennybro 12-26-2010 07:32 PM

Ratuna, I see by your response to this thread, you havent taken your medication.

jp2611 12-26-2010 07:55 PM

Could be wrong but the bolt pattern looks as if it would mount on top of rear bumper? and look similar to the ones that are stock on the front?

VVCG33 12-26-2010 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jp2611
Could be wrong but the bolt pattern looks as if it would mount on top of rear bumper? and look similar to the ones that are stock on the front?

No the hook is a lot larger than it appears in the pic. The actual hook is about the size of a baseball

jp2611 12-26-2010 08:52 PM

Sorry thought maybe it would go on top of back bumper with the two hole pattern?

VVCG33 12-27-2010 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jp2611
Sorry thought maybe it would go on top of back bumper with the two hole pattern?

Don't think so, I'm not even sure if that's a good idea unless those bolt holes are tied into the frame somehow

s3nt3nc3d 12-27-2010 08:16 AM

If there are no holes, per instructions mentioned by Jerry Bransford recently on mounting a tow hook to the rear...drill holes in ONE side of the frame rail (outside), there should be a spot where the bottom is cut out so you can put the nuts INSIDE the frame rail...drill the holes above that point. Put the bolts through the outside and the nuts on the inside and torque em down tight. If you go all the way through the frame, the hook will keep coming loose and require tightening as you keep crushing your frame rail.

Edit: Here you go...scroll down to post #8.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tow-hooks-71918.html

jgano23 12-27-2010 08:17 AM

here is a good write up on installation. the hook that he mounted is a different style, but same principle when installing it. make sure you don't drill through both sides of the frame when mounting the hook though.


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