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post #1 of 23 Old 02-24-2020, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Wj Recovery Hooks with Factory(?) Brush Guard.

Soooo, I have this brush guard:





And I could use some advice for mounting recovery hooks, as it rather gets in the way of the normal mounting points for them.









I'll eventually replace the whole front bumper, but in the meantime, I'd like at least tow hooks, though I'd prefer shackles.

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post #2 of 23 Old 02-24-2020, 06:02 PM
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Longer bolts and a chunk of steel?

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Can you weld a short piece of square tubing to the bottom bracket(just in front of the bolts). then get some clevis's to install on the end?


I have a tow bar setup on mine that has this square tubing on each side. I just drilled a hole in the end of the tubing and found a clevis that would just slip over it.
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Oho, "OEM" tow hooks look like they should work... (52059013AB, 52059012AB)


Now, if I could only find them for less than just getting an aftermarket bumper.


Otherwise it'll be time to buy a welding buddy a 6-pack.

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Oho, "OEM" tow hooks look like they should work... (52059013AB, 52059012AB)


Now, if I could only find them for less than just getting an aftermarket bumper.


Otherwise it'll be time to buy a welding buddy a 6-pack.
My local pull yard usually has some, I can check this Saturday if you want
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My local pull yard usually has some, I can check this Saturday if you want

That'd be great. I don't need the whole bracket, just he hooks.

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I didn't think the OEM hooks would work with the brush guard. They mount in there with three bolts and your brush guard is using two of those.

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I didn't think the OEM hooks would work with the brush guard. They mount in there with three bolts and your brush guard is using two of those.

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Let's see if I can post images yet:


The brackets take three holes, but the hooks themselves only take two.



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Image went all broken, they seem to be having site problems. Here's a different one:



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Those two bolts are not intended to be used to support the full weight of your Jeep in your bumper. The tow brackets actually mount to 3 bolts in the bumper... spreading out the load to a larger area of the bumper.

Outside of cosmetics, I don't think I'd use those.

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I am wondering if Rusty's Tow Hook Kit - WJ RR-TH11-WJ would work as it looks like it may clear the area of the mounting bracket for the brush guard. Worth a look!
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I have that same brush guard on my overland, and I am using the factory tow hooks. They work fine.
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I have that same brush guard on my overland, and I am using the factory tow hooks. They work fine.
Take a photo and post it up. Get a close-up of the mounting hardware if you can.

Have you actually used the tow hooks to haul your Jeep out of a tight spot? How much pressure was on the hooks?

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Otherwise it'll be time to buy a welding buddy a 6-pack.

For his trouble, at least make it a 12 pack.

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I'll see how the two-versus-three bolts pans out in the thread.

If I just have a tube welded on, it'll be just using the same two bolts as the factory hooks.

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