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Old 06-21-2014, 12:41 PM
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OE Tow Hooks (Front)

I am guessing that the stock TJ front tow hooks were designed more for "snatching" than longer-distance towing. I recently had to tow my Wrangler home after an unscheduled breakdown. While I didn't have a problem, I wasn't all that confident that my tow strap with sewn end loops was going to stay put on the stock hook. Just wondering is others might have an innovative way keeping the strap secured on the existing hook.

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Old 06-21-2014, 12:54 PM   #2
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I replaced mine with Harbor Freight hooks. Direct bolt on and they came with the strap keeper thingies. Can't testify to the amount of weight they can take, but I can say they held up to getting pulled out of the muck more than a few times. They came gloss black but I scuffed them up and used a rattlecan of truck bed coating also from Harbor Freight. Perfect match to the bumper.
And if you're wondering while reading this, no I do not have a winch. It's on the "list"

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Old 06-21-2014, 01:01 PM   #3
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You could buy or make something like these. A lot of after market bumpers have built in shackle mounts too.

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Old 06-21-2014, 01:05 PM   #4
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^^ Love it! I will now be fabricating these for mine. Sorry Harbor Freight.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:08 PM   #5
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You could always wrap your strap around the bumper in a figure 8 pattern a few times then back to the hooks. I've seen it done plenty of times.
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:59 PM   #6
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Over there Oem recovery point must be diferent to Uk spec cars, heres mine covered and uncovered now it has winch hook in. Its basically angle iron with a hole cut in to take a shackle.

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