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Does anyone know where to mount tow hooks on the front of the Ram? I have a pair of tow hooks I got for free when I bought my recovery strap, but can't seem to find a place to install them. Are there factory tow hooks that install onto the frame without having to drill any holes? I really don't want to mess with drilling holes in my frame!
 

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I don't think there are any holes that will work as-is for the standard tow hook. Even if you could finds one, it will probably be behind the bumper/fascia and totally useless.

I know some people have drilled and mounted them to the bottom flange of the frame and just cleared the bumper, but you have to drill the hook was way back behind the bumper. Hard to get to if in deep mud, or have the nose otherwise buried.

I would give them away and buy a set of Mopar hooks. I know they are $135 or so a pair, but well worth it.
 

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I had the factory tow hooks on my OffRoad but had to removed them in order to fit the grill guard. I need to find a way to remount them in order to make them work again.

Does anyone have the factory hooks with a grill guard?
 

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Bill,

I've seen people mount their tow hooks directly to the grill guard bumper, since it's connected to the frame. Would that be possible on your grill guard?
 

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Bill, check out http://www.envy.nu/jdlawhon

He made his mopar hooks work wiht his grill guard and has pics of the mods.
 

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Tunis,

I looked at that but given how thin the mounts are on the grill guard I would not trust it to hold the hooks.

Jason,

Thanks I will go check it out.

Bill
 

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After checking out that link I think that I may have drill some new holes in my hooks to mount them. I think that they currently have two holes in each. I think that if I drill new holes I can move them forward a couple inches which should be enough.

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I put a mopar grill guard on my truck and want to put a set of mopar tow hooks on if they'll fit, from pictures it seems that the guard might be wide enough that the hooks should fit right . has anybody had any experience with this.
 

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Yeah, I did a little riggin' to get my old brushguard to work with the Mopar hooks. I had to cut on the brushguard mount a tad. The biggest problem I had was I didn't have full use of the hooks since the brushguard mounts contacted them in the center.

My current Warn Trans4mer winch mount attaches in the same manner as the Mopar tow hooks, and it has holes drilled for the hooks.

I've seen those $10 hooks attached directly to the frame, but like Jason said, they'd be a bugger to get to if the front end was buried. In addition, you'd need to be very careful about where you drill and what grade of hardware you're using.

Here's a cheaper alternative to the Mopar Hooks that seems to be viable if you don't mind the Ford tow loops and don't mind doing a little fab work: <!-- BBCode u1 Start -->http://www.geocities.com/robertballard_22655/towhook.html" TARGET="_blank<!-- BBCode u1 End -->.

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I was thinking about how handy it would be to have the hooks mounted in the holes in the bumper, next to the fog lights. It came to me when my front end was buried this weekend and i couldnt see anything but the top part of the bumper. Has anyone seen this or have any ideas on how to make it work? Thanks.
 
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