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Front tow hooks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by javataco, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Oct 21, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    javataco

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    Hi all! Been looking for awhile but first post. Alot of great ideas in here! I am looking for some front tow hooks until I can afford a new arb bumper. Is it possible to add hooks to the front? If so where and how, I have a 2009 ac 4x4 lb. Also whats up with the slow speed downshift to first gear, I obviously have the auto, this does drive me crazy its almost like engine braking.

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  2. Oct 21, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    Welcome to TW!

    I have an 09 O/R AC. and i have a front tow hook. You could probly order a factory one and bolt it up. I have also seen generic ones at harbor freight and 4wheelparts.
     
  3. Oct 21, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    are there not tow hooks already on there, correct me if im wrong but my ac base 4x2 has them
     
  4. Dec 25, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    Clatrans243

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    My 2010 TRD Off Road has a real tow hook on the right side and a sort of heavy U-bolt thingy on the left. What is the latter useful for and how much stress can it stand?
     
  5. Dec 25, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    That loop is a tie down point for trailering (as I understand it) so a static load and a little bit of wiggling....but no towing or recovery from that loop thing...
     
  6. Dec 25, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    FYI, the 05+ Tacoma ARB bumper does not have tow hooks or d rings.
     
  7. Dec 25, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    misterquad

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    When I put my ARB on my 2008, I took the stock right side tow hook off and flipped it over to make it useable again. I had to grind it a bit to make it mate up flush. It is useable now and looks great now.
     
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