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post #1 of 6 Old 03-01-2021, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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OEM Tow Hook Hardware, Anyone Fab Front Mounting Spacers?

I have everything else. Doesn't look like Mopar sells the front spacer mounting hardware. Has anyone fabricated spacer blocks for this application?

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-01-2021, 02:47 PM
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You would think that in the 7-8 years that this has been a problem that Rough Country would have picked up on this. It looks like a couple pieces of bent metal and a spacer. Doesn't seem to have much load bearing.

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I was about to but then I saw people using a washer stack. So thatís what I did.

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I was thinking the plates were for reinforcing the thin metal in that area, so you may want to keep an eye on it when you put a lot of stress on the hooks.

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Chief has recovery hooks that look like the real deal.

https://usa.chiefproducts.com.au/pro...-recovery-hook

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/02...90695766199241

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I was thinking the plates were for reinforcing the thin metal in that area, so you may want to keep an eye on it when you put a lot of stress on the hooks.
Iíve seen those mounts in person. Theyíre so thin and only tack welded on. They seem to act as a spacer only, working to keep the hooks level. I had a few people familiar with fab work and loads and they were ok with the washer stack as long as I used enough to keep the hooks level as if that thin spacer was there.

If you look at the components, you can see the bigger brackets that actually hold the hook, are much more beefy and heavy duty. And the bolts designed to hold the hooks on that bracket are larger and beefier. Thatís where your stress from using the hooks would be placed.

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