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The Great Tow Hooks Conspiracy Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by FO LO, Sep 22, 2021.

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Tow Hooks?

  1. Yay!

    109 vote(s)
    47.0%
  2. Nay!

    4 vote(s)
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  3. Who cares?

    74 vote(s)
    31.9%
  4. Outbound is a smug arsehole.

    28 vote(s)
    12.1%
  5. Hoser eh?

    17 vote(s)
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  1. Sep 22, 2021 at 8:33 PM
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    FO LO

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    Not even the doofy little bottom ones from last gen?

    Why?
     
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  2. Sep 22, 2021 at 8:36 PM
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    Why not?
     
  3. Sep 22, 2021 at 8:44 PM
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    FO LO

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    Waiting on somebody to say because it's not a tow truck and wasn't designed to do that LOL
     
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  4. Sep 22, 2021 at 9:32 PM
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  5. Sep 22, 2021 at 9:37 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    There’s an air damn that drops down at highway speeds to help with fuel economy.

    highly recommend watching the TFL video with Mike Sweers.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2021 at 9:54 PM
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    FO LO

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    Something about iron man comic book character and aerodynamics.

    I'm just going to throw a aerodynamic ranch hand summit brush guard and rear bumper with side steps on her and call it good if the electric air dam and safety sense gizmos dont interfere. May have to unplug all that right off

     
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  7. Sep 23, 2021 at 5:12 AM
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    FO LO

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    I dont see where they could squeeze in tow hooks in this front end so I guess it will be ones like the past gen that hang under the chin? I would imagine that would defete the purpose of the electronic air dam under the chin so I dont know

     
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  8. Sep 23, 2021 at 5:16 AM
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    So in chasing an extra .003 mpg, they removed them. But for extra money you can option them!
     
  9. Sep 23, 2021 at 5:33 AM
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  10. Sep 23, 2021 at 5:34 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    It improved 5%. That’s not small gains.
     
  11. Sep 23, 2021 at 7:04 AM
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    JLS in WA

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    I read that real truck guys don’t care about fuel economy.
     
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  12. Sep 23, 2021 at 7:20 AM
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    It doesn't look like the the electric air dam goes up very far. How expensive to fix after I drag it on a rut? Make $50 frame thru grill tow hooks standard and make electronic air dam as a $1,500 genuine Toyota parts accessory. How many electriconic deploying air dams would sell?

     
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  13. Sep 23, 2021 at 7:22 AM
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    Just planning ahead for the new V6. It won't handle the extra weight :benchpress:
     
  14. Sep 23, 2021 at 7:24 AM
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    Stop reading Vogue magazine. It’s warping the brain man. :rofl:
     
  15. Sep 23, 2021 at 7:30 AM
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    If dragging the air dam, you will have more expensive issues to worry about in conjunction with the air dam.

    It doesn’t hang down….

    7ED03713-96DF-46FE-B71D-DA5758EB3627.jpg
     
  16. Sep 23, 2021 at 7:37 AM
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  17. Sep 23, 2021 at 7:51 AM
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    5% by adding the air dam doesn't mean 5% by removing tow hooks.
     
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  18. Sep 23, 2021 at 8:03 AM
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    Sure doesn’t.

    Probably should just stick with the 2.5 Gen.
     
  19. Sep 23, 2021 at 8:12 AM
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  20. Sep 23, 2021 at 8:23 AM
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    Absolutely. Can’t go wrong with any generation Tundra.
     
  21. Sep 23, 2021 at 8:29 AM
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    Too many, but not enough....
    I imagine most people concerned about having recovery points would likely swap the factory bumper for a high clearance bumper anyway. Having said that, every new truck i have seen has tow hooks from factory.
     
  22. Sep 23, 2021 at 8:32 AM
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    fisherman951

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    Tundras never get stuck :anonymous:
     
  23. Sep 23, 2021 at 8:42 AM
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    They’ll have some kinda hook so they can secure them atop the trailer hauler to get them to dealerships. Just might not be adequate to pull a vehicle bogged down in mud.
     
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  24. Sep 23, 2021 at 8:43 AM
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    Stuck or not, where I offroad they are required.
     
  25. Sep 23, 2021 at 9:52 AM
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    Several people who reviewed the TRD Pro noted that, for aerodynamics, the front plastic lower piece of the bumper hangs down so far, you can't even see the fancy TRD skid plate with its big red lettering anymore.

    They felt like you'd drag the bottom of the front bumper before the skid plate touched anything.

    And on the models with the air dam, when it's up, it seems far enough up to not be damaged, I heard the air dam only deploys at higher speeds.

    I think a new aftermarket front bumper or modification will be necessary for any Tundra being used off-road, even the TRD Pro
     
  26. Sep 23, 2021 at 9:56 AM
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  27. Sep 23, 2021 at 9:59 AM
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    Come to think of it, I have never actually used the front tow hooks on my Tundra for my own recovery. Always to pull someone else out.

    But then again, the Tundra is the "whale of the trail" and I don't push it very far compared to the previous Taco.
     
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  28. Sep 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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    For what?
     
  29. Sep 23, 2021 at 10:03 AM
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    I think because it's a pre production model. Should have some when actually released
     
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  30. Sep 23, 2021 at 10:04 AM
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    If you or someone else gets stuck and needs a yank...
     

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