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Unread 02-27-2008, 09:30 AM   #1
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Rear Tow Hook installation

I bought 2 rear tow hooks from Quadratec and just got them in...

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12107_04.htm

I figured it would bolt to the frame but the crappy directions make it sound like it is supposed to bolt to the bumper...

Any body have any picks, or write ups on how to install these?

Thanks in advance,
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Unread 02-27-2008, 09:50 AM   #2
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You should return those.

This is the tow hook(s) you want.

http://www.stu-offroad.com/guards/gas/tj_hooks.htm

Or you can get a regular stock towhook - just search ebay for "wrangler rear tow hook" and get one like this http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JEEP-...spagenameZWDVW

The stock hook has an advantage in that there's no extra drilling, and it's horizontal, so less pressure on the mounting bolts. However, some say it sticks out a bit and kills that super-extreme departure angle.
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You should return those.

This is the tow hook(s) you want.

http://www.stu-offroad.com/guards/gas/tj_hooks.htm

Or you can get a regular stock towhook - just search ebay for "wrangler rear tow hook" and get one like this http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JEEP-...spagenameZWDVW

The stock hook has an advantage in that there's no extra drilling, and it's horizontal, so less pressure on the mounting bolts. However, some say it sticks out a bit and kills that super-extreme departure angle.
Another advantage of the Stock tow hook is that if a Chevy Conversion van rear-ends you on that side, that Stock hook will totally F up the van without doing any damage to the Jeep.

Seriously, the stock hook is STOUT.
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Unread 02-27-2008, 10:56 AM   #4
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I did the mod from Stu's web site and it was great! (and cheap!) Only thing, some recommend only drilling through one side of the fame rail. I drilled all the way through it, but I think it will still work.

Cheers! M2
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Unread 02-27-2008, 11:01 AM   #5
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i use the stock hook like that one in the ebay add. all i have to say is that hook has saved my *** many of times. i cant tellyou how many times i came off a ledge and hit the hook instead of the bumper, or backed up on a trail and hit the hook which kept me from hitting the bumper. ive hit this thing so hard that it bent upwards which would have destroyed my bumper. just my $.02
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Unread 02-27-2008, 11:04 AM   #6
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I think the stock tow hook is nice. I guess it does kind of hamper the departure clearance of the drivers rear corner... like an inch... I don't mind it. Sort of protects the rear bumper a bit. I can tell you the hook hasn't prevented me from not being able to make it up or down any obstacle It's sturdy I've yanked plenty of others out of the mud pit.

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Unread 02-27-2008, 11:11 AM   #7
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I bought one of those too. It does mount to the bumper using existing holes with no drilling. Trouble is, mounted to bumper in that location, I think a good
hard pull would bend the bumper. I guess one could drill holes into the frame and mount it like Stu's hook, but the design of the hook makes for less than
desirable access.

I ended up buying one of the factory tow hooks off Ebay.
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So no one uses these?

Damn, I have a trip this weekend and had planned on putting these in...
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You should be able to bolt those in the same location as shown in stu's link. No drilling
See if they line up with the holes already in the frame.
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