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Old 07-29-2010, 10:04 PM
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HELP. just bought these tow hooks and don't understand.

I just bought these tow hooks

Reese/10000 lbs. rating black front tow hook | Tow Hook |

, but they come with two bolts, but my bumper has holes that run parallel,and obviously I don't want to run the tow hooks sideways. Do i just use one bolt or do I need to drill another hole? I thought they were universal.

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Old 07-30-2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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Those are a short hole pattern hook. The correct YJ hooks either have a longer mounting area with the holes spaced further apart or 3 holes. If there are 3 holes you don't use the center hole.
I've read on another forum about installing the hooks you have by drilling a 2nd hole into the frame. I think it goes down into the round tube that goes crossways behind the bumper.
You can always return them and buy the longer hooks.
good luck.


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Old 07-30-2010, 10:18 AM   #3
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Yes you have to drill through into the tube, if you are going to use those hooks. Not hard at all. Or you just get the longer hooks.
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