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post #1 of 9 Old 07-06-2013, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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Front tow hook, where?

From being on this forum it would appear that the stock tow hook is not strong enough.

What do l need and where should l fit a stronger tow hook on the stock front end with bumper removed?

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-06-2013, 04:56 AM
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-06-2013, 05:47 AM
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Look into buying a KOR radiator support. http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/cart/ra...rcoated-p-285/
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post #4 of 9 Old 07-06-2013, 07:57 AM
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Not sure where you got that idea. What I've seen on the forum is that stock hooks with the stock brackets and backplates are ok. The KOR radiator support is better though, or hooks/shackles on a well built, well attached bumper.
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-06-2013, 08:03 AM
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I've been towed up a steep rocky incline from 1 of my front two hooks before. Worked good for me.

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post #6 of 9 Old 07-06-2013, 10:07 AM
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What everyone else said has been my experience as both a recovered and recovery vehicle, the factory front hooks couldn't be in a stronger location because there aint one, with the back plates and load distributing bracket the hooks are as good as it gets.
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-06-2013, 10:22 AM
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The only real down side to the factory tow hooks is in side loading. The previous owner of my ZJ got it stuck at one point and looped the tow strap from the tow ball on the truck, through one hook on the ZJ, then through the other hook and back up to the tow ball on the truck. When they gave a good tug it bent both hooks inward about 10 degrees.

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post #8 of 9 Old 07-06-2013, 12:09 PM
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Mines bent from a rock lol

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post #9 of 9 Old 07-06-2013, 02:15 PM
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The tow hooks, when used with all corresponding parts from factory have been rated at 10k lbs. should be plenty if you ask me

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