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Winch hook placenent

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by waller24, Mar 30, 2010.

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Keep winch hook in fairlead or on towhook?

Poll closed Apr 29, 2010.
  1. Fairlead

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  2. Brushguard towhook

    17 vote(s)
    81.0%
  1. Mar 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM
    #1
    waller24

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    Hey guys, what looks better to you,
    When the winch in rolled up and the hook is flush with fairlead OR when the cable is pulled out and the hook is attached to the towhook?

    i added pics below
     
  2. Mar 30, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    numbah57

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    Towhook, it looks cool
     
  3. Mar 30, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    Kyouto42

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  4. Mar 30, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    mountainwolfpup

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    Couldn't tell you which looks better.. but I can tell you that pulling it down to the tow hook has several advantages:

    1) the cable hook doesn't rattle around like when it's hanging out of the fairlead

    2) the cable hook is more accessible to grab when you want to actually use the winch since you'll already have a bit of cable wound out you won't have to stay hunched over the front bumper waiting for the cable to unwind enough to stand up like a man and start walking it out.

    3) the fairlead will be saved from getting all scratched up by the hook sliding around up against it, and also no concern of over-tightening and bending in the fairlead plate.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Mar 30, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    waller24

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    this my truck, sorry for the bad pic quality, one of each
     
  6. Mar 30, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    Maybe it wouldnt rattle on the fairlead if u just tightened up the cable line thats what I do, besides my winch is hidden behind the plate, I think it looks like shit when a guy has a cable hooked to a tow point
     
  7. Mar 30, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    Tex4141

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    I think it looks sick :cool: Makes your truck look like it's saying "alright, I'm ready, let's rock"
     
  8. Mar 30, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    waller24

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    thats what im thinking, with it in the fairlead its like buttoning the top button of a shirt; also i did have a cover over it but then i felt like wearing a shirt at beach!
     
  9. Mar 30, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    I took off the hook and but on a shackle and its on the tow hook! sorry i dont have my pics up yet!!!
     
  10. Mar 31, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    waller24

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    true, i believe im going to leave it out on the hook for the time being
     
  11. Mar 31, 2010 at 10:50 PM
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    puddlejumper

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    I have a Crosby Lok-a-loy quick link on the stainless thimble and it is linked to a pear shaped Crosby solid sub assembly link. I reinforced the plate that the hawse is mounted to-so I suck that thing up to the fairlead as much as possible-being careful to get the thimble to feed in flat and not bind the fairlead. The way the new ARB's are made the fairlead is inset in the bumber. The Crosby link sits inside that inset like a cradle and it keeps the link from banging around.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Mar 31, 2010 at 11:13 PM
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    Timber

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    just a couple comfort items.
    I keep it hooked to a Dixon Bate tow jaw. If you look at the bottom leading edge of my bumper you will see the powdercoat is gone from noseing into hillsides. If my line were hooked to anything below there it would have been toast a while ago. You can see where I kept it before I put the tow jaw on in the second pic.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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