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post #1 of 30 Old 02-06-2011, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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I was thinking it would be nice to have a couple tow hooks on the front of my Durango, but was under the front end changing fog light bulbs today and didn't see an easy way to do that. Anyone have them and if so, how did you install them? Pictures please...
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I couldn't really picture a way either, they'd have to be pretty long to connect to the frame and be welded on and would have to go through your bumper. I'm in Ottawa Lake, just north of Sylvania, OH. You?

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If someone started making tow hooks to fit my truck, I'd buy a set. The holes are already there for them.
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If someone started making tow hooks to fit my truck, I'd buy a set. The holes are already there for them.
There you go, any size you want. http://thesuspensionking.com/catalog...vtqqu2877ithu2

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I'm just outside Ann Arbor in Ypsilanti. I love how my new to me Durango handles this snow.
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I wish I could say the same for my Dak, but the new tires help a lot. Good thing my fiance just got a new 4x4 jeep to get me around on the bad days, like the 6" out of nowhere today on top of it all.

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I was thinking it would be nice to have a couple tow hooks on the front of my Durango, but was under the front end changing fog light bulbs today and didn't see an easy way to do that. Anyone have them and if so, how did you install them? Pictures please...
I pulled someone out the snow a couple of days ago and it made me think where the towing points are on the front of my Dakota, had a look today and can't find any, someone told me I'd probably need to just chuck a strap around the subframe. Glad you posted, hope someone can come up with an idea
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I must be blind, I don't see tow hooks listed there.
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I must be blind, I don't see tow hooks listed there.
You can't call a u-bolt bolted to the front of your frame a tow hook? What's the difference? You seem like you could be sort of a fabricator. You can get any diamter, radius, and length you want, so they fit those existing holes you say you have.

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Might end up getting a brush guard with shackles to tie to.

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The holes in the bodywork are there, but the frame is above the holes. Funny that Mopar never made tow hooks for a Dak 4x4 yet they put 2 square holes in the body for them. Some vendor could probably sell a whack of these on this forum.
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Ok gotcha on the bumper holes, I forgot what a stock bumper even looks like. Yea I know the frame is behind the bumper, that's why I said they'd have to go through the bumper in my first post. It would be some easy fab work for me but I don't feel like doing it during my lunch breaks at work.

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Those holes are 3-4" below the frame on my Durango. Hooks I've seen are only an inch or so and wouldn't line up with the holes.

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I can't find a picture, but if you search I am sure I have posted one before.

I used chevy towhooks. Basically they fit between the framerails and bolt with 2 or 3 bolts. You would need to notch the lower valence bottom lip a little, but not noticeable.

I will be in the garage for a bit and try to find one of the hooks, they are not mounted up anymore.

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i have an idea that consist of welding to the frame and going through the bumper. this spring ill be doing it and taking pics. ill make a thread then if this helps.

i do remember norcal and his chevy ones. if you search you should find it
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