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Removing front tow hooks

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by OceanSkyWolf, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Oct 7, 2018 at 7:10 AM
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  2. Oct 10, 2018 at 12:55 AM
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  3. Dec 17, 2018 at 6:36 AM
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    Has anyone ever seen someone replace a tow hook with a 2 inch hitch receiver? I have been thinking about trying this to be able to use my winch up front as well as in the back without having to use an after market bumper or lose clearance with a full front hitch. I think it would handle the weight just fine.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2019 at 9:27 AM
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    Any idea where he might have gone? Dead FB and IG links. Or another option?
     
  5. Feb 13, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    I would be interested in this also.
     
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  6. Feb 13, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    I have been trying to locate him also, no luck
     
  7. Feb 13, 2019 at 10:39 AM
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  8. Feb 13, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    It's on my list to remove the tow hooks, put in a piece of 1/2 inch x 4 inch flat stock across with a 2 inch receiver welded to it and put the hooks back on (if I recall it'll need a shim or two) . Figured it out last year but haven't done it yet. Trying to keep it back under the bumper and as high as possible for clearance.
    Worked many years ago on my 81 F*rd. Used my 8,000 lb winch front and back.
     
  9. Feb 16, 2019 at 2:35 AM
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    I contacted him thru FB messenger. Took a few days for him to respond but he will. Super nice guy.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2019 at 4:15 AM
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    Receiver hitch idea sounds cool

    When I removed my tow hooks the frame had no paint and some rust( truck 6 months old)were hooks mounted- factory must install hooks before painting frame BULLSHIT!!

    I used black rustoleum spray paint to cover frame before remounting hooks
     
  11. Jul 14, 2019 at 7:33 AM
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    FOR SALE. I traded my Tundra and have two of the elevated suspension tow hook mount for sale. I never installed them, so they are as good as new. I have the ones with the TRD logo cut out in them. Pm me if your interested. Thanks.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    ^^ ????

    PHOTOS??
     
  13. Jul 15, 2019 at 11:55 AM
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  14. Jul 20, 2019 at 6:37 PM
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    I’ll take em off your hands. I sent a pm
     
  15. Jul 21, 2019 at 5:25 AM
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  16. Jul 21, 2019 at 5:41 AM
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    Have you looked at a hidden winch set up?
     
  17. Jul 21, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    Got a reply from elevated suspension. He is in the process of moving and the shop and fab is closed until he finishes his move and then reopens the shop up
     
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  18. Jul 21, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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  19. Jul 30, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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    Yes but I don't want a winch full time on my truck. Plus I want to be able to move the winch to the back. Plus I have other 2" receiver uses for other things besides a winch. This truck gets more work than it does off road play.
     
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  20. Aug 1, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    Have you heard back from him? I've tried looking him up but the link is dead and no elevated suspension is coming up
     
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    I am not having any luck either
     
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    I’ve only gotten in touch with him via email. I imagine he is going through some life stuff. So I just ordered the ami 88721 shackle mounts. Took me awhile to find someone with them but they are on the way 5402573D-B4F9-4652-860A-A37CD0299E18.jpg
     
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  26. Aug 10, 2019 at 10:43 PM
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    They are back in stock fellas, if ya want reg d ring capability for the front and don’t want to wait for that one guy who may never show back up. Bows your chance

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  27. Aug 12, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    Ami demon brackets look great!
    Now I just can’t wait until I install the Morimoto led headlights

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    im waiting on my AMI Styling demon brackets myself! should be here wedensday, and i plan on doing the swap then. i was really hoping it wasnt super hard. it appears only 2 bolts hold on each side. im just affraid mine may be too rusted on now youre scaring me
     
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    what size tow hooks are those? do you know? i was looking to get big ones but not too big, those look perfect.

    im so glad i found this thread, ive had my demon hook brackets on backorder for about a month now and was thinking about starting a thread to see if anyone was running them. after seeing your rig, im glad i got them
     
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