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post #1 of 7 Old 01-13-2014, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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OEM front tow hook alternatives?

My 2009 X did not come with tow hooks from the factory. I would like to start offroading this spring but I need to install tow hooks first. Besides the factory hooks, what other alternatives are there with the front bumper? Without making any permanent modifications if possible.
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-13-2014, 11:27 AM
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I'm sure you can find some stock takeoffs for real cheap if not free. Anyone replacing their stock bumper with an aftermarket one will taking these off.
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Yes, I've seen a lot for sale. I was curious to what the alternatives for the factory hooks where, though.
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-13-2014, 05:28 PM
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Other than a new front winch bumper or retro-fitting stock take off's not much can be bolted to a stock bumper to aid in recovery. Adding stock take offs is pretty easy and cheap.

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Thanks, that answers my question. Factory hooks it is.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-13-2014, 06:49 PM
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I think Rugged Ridge has a D-ring hanger that mounts to the factory hook mounting location. It would require removal of the cover and crush can though


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Too much?
I get a kick out of seein' 'em but I don't know if they offer any benefit other than gimmick.

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