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Old 07-31-2010, 05:06 AM
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HELP. why does it seem that no tow hooks fit on my bumper?

the frame behind the bumper has two holes, but they are very far apart. and I would just drill a closer one, but the tow hook still gets in the way off the large star socket bolt that holds the bumper on. What gives? please give me pictures and advice if you have any. I have these:


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

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Old 07-31-2010, 05:38 AM   #2
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Please Post some pictures of where you want to put them on your YJ. Also refer to this thread...

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/help...tml#post705064

And here is a pic of my hooks on the front....above the licence and the Acorn. on the frame...

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Man if you cant get the hooks to
work its time to sell
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love the diff cover...that's sexy...
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The link you have is the wrong tow hook you need the ones with three holes like this. And you use the hole with the star bolt.
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I had to enlarge the bolt eye (closest to the hook) to fit the bumper bolt (which you need longer blots for) then I pulled my bumper and welded into place, then re-installed, alot of work for tow hooks, but thats what I had to do.
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:10 PM   #7
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quadratec sells the bracket with D ring shackles attached for that very same spot. all holes line up
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:20 PM
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do i just use two of the holes then?
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Naw just start another thread with "do i just use two of the holes then?"
Really it sounds like you need to take you Jeep to a shop and have them put it on.
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hey Cliffhanger I noticed you posted this same type of question in at least another 3 threads. Just use 1 and you might get a good answer instead of being all over the place.
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Dont use the middle hole.
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yeah I figured it out now. I need longer hooks with 3 holes, and don't use the middle hole. I found them online at sears, and I'm going to the store to see if they have them. Otherwise I will have to order them online. Thanks to everyone.

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