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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!

    102 vote(s)
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  2. Nay!

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  3. Who cares?

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  4. Outbound is a smug arsehole.

    28 vote(s)
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  5. Hoser eh?

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  1. Jan 6, 2022 at 12:32 PM
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    Coal Dragger

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    I wanted a faster vehicle so I also bought a Chevy SS... because 4 door sedans with big V8’s are hilarious.
    How long before someone snags a transfer case off of a wrecked LX600 once they show up in a junk yard and tries to put it in a Tundra?
     
  2. Jan 6, 2022 at 3:21 PM
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    Step on the tire and go right over the side. Freaking midgets whining about being too short to get in the bed. Buy Ford Maverick or get a low rider. :monocle:
     
  3. Jan 6, 2022 at 3:23 PM
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    ShreveportTSS

    ShreveportTSS Huh?

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    It's been done before but not a just a quick swap. Needs the computer integration.
     
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  4. Jan 8, 2022 at 6:55 PM
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  7. Jan 9, 2022 at 12:45 PM
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    Amen! Those who know, know. Those saying it's a non-issue, simply have not been in a position to know.
     
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  8. Jan 12, 2022 at 11:54 AM
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    Mattedfred

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  9. Jan 16, 2022 at 10:28 AM
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    I don’t think so Tim…. not going to fit

    There was a picture at the beginning of the thread showing a TRD Pro. My SR5 Off Road is the same. The Off Road in Canada has an air dam delete.

    Not much to bolt to under there. The frame rail is about 6” higher than the bottom of the plastic bumper. That single lower bolt holds the sway bar. That Lexus has multiple bolts and looks lower.

    77E4D0FD-65B9-4A30-9408-CCCE324923D6.jpg Front is at the top. Drivers side.

    I believe tow hook design responsibility was handed over to the Engineers that we’re handling the 2019-2021 Tundra transmission cooling. Now that the hook design is complete they are working on the multimedia system. PIN !!!
     
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  10. Jan 16, 2022 at 11:59 AM
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    Agreed. Curious what SR5 Off Road package includes as far as skidplates. Are their others beyond the Front diff?
     
  11. Jan 16, 2022 at 12:10 PM
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    The gas tank has a plastic plate. The skid plates are a joke. But the one over the tank is a lot better then nothing.
     
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  12. Jan 16, 2022 at 12:14 PM
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    Dagwood

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    You made me look. Lots of nothing! Only that front plate, steel plate under the transfer case and a plastic shield for the gas tank. I did not realize the tank is about 8’ long. Nothing under the front differential. Nothing under the transmission.

    I might be buying that TRD Pro skid plate.

    75341DA8-BA2A-4FB8-A7EF-80E63C0ABCA7.jpg
     
  13. Jan 16, 2022 at 2:22 PM
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    Doesn't work for those of us with a fiberglass capper, like a Leer. My current truck has a Leer cap on it, the 5-6" of bumper step on either side of a lowered tailgate are very appreciated.
     
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  14. Jan 16, 2022 at 2:23 PM
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    While someone is getting that approval from Toyota, they may as well get approval for higher capacity ratings too
     
  15. Jan 16, 2022 at 2:39 PM
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    RCI will get a front skid out fast with an access door for the oil filter. Weird the TRD skid doesn't have oil filter access.
     
  16. Jan 16, 2022 at 3:08 PM
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    If I stepped on the bumper, I'd hit my head on the door of my canopy.
     
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  17. Jan 16, 2022 at 3:15 PM
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    I have a Leer with the cargo rack rail accessory, from Thule, and I just lower the rear glass and use the bumper sides to access the roof rack on my topper.
    Prior to having a Leer topper, I used that side step to access the bed on a regular basis, my truck is 4x4 so PITA to get up on otherwise.
    I will admit, I have a collapsing step stool for when we are boondocking, and the Leer hatch is open.... and it fits neatly behind the rear seat of my truck
     
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  18. Jan 16, 2022 at 3:28 PM
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    2022 owners will never know the pleasure of removing a tow hook to paint it TRD Red!
     
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  19. Jan 16, 2022 at 3:40 PM
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    Thanks for looking! So metal ones for Front Diff and transfer case and plastic for gas tank, but nothing for transmission. I believe I was told transmission hangs lower than frame cross bars, that might be an issue.
     
  20. Jan 16, 2022 at 3:42 PM
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    Nothing covering the front diff. Wide open.
     
  21. Jan 16, 2022 at 3:45 PM
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    D088B71C-3BB2-4793-BCF8-B602B3FE8263.jpg

    No plates over front diff on Off Road package.
     
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  22. Jan 17, 2022 at 4:43 AM
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    What the heck Toyota! This is a disgrace. At the price charged for Off road package, unconscionable! All the badging and stickers do not make up for plastic plates and no recovery hooks.

    If you want to go into the bush and come back in a Toyota consider any other 4WD model they make, literally.

    Toyota needs to fix this.
     
  23. Jan 17, 2022 at 5:11 AM
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    Today we are supposed to get 20 inches of snow. Definitely a potential tow hook day. Parked the Tundra. So I drove my FJ Cruiser this morning to the shop - it has skid plates that slide over the snow. And it does not even have "Off Road" sticker on it. I need to paint the hooks red though.
     
  24. Jan 17, 2022 at 6:43 AM
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    Modifications?! I don’t even have options.
    One of my great regrets is getting rid of my FJ.
     
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  25. Jan 17, 2022 at 7:30 AM
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    I think the idea of skid plates on this new Tundra is kind of silly. I could be seeing it wrong, but it looks like the plastic front end hangs down much lower than the rest of the chassis, and even on the TRD Pro the plastic chin is lower than the skid plate.

    Anyways, you'll be tearing up the plastic chin before the plates get any action
     
  26. Jan 17, 2022 at 11:57 AM
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    The air dam on the front of my F150 hangs down about 4" lower than the rest of the stuff under the truck and yet I've never had issues with it. Buy I had to take off my running boards because they have tried to remove themselves on rocks several times. They were an upside down U when I took them off.

    When you have a 145" or 157" wheelbase, things in the middle of the truck tend to contact the ground.

    That said, the lack of front diff skid doesn't worry me as much since its tucked up in the cross members. You'd have to hit it just right on a rock to have it actually whack the diff.
     
  27. Jan 17, 2022 at 12:55 PM
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    The front bumper is actually about the same height as everything else. It just looks lower in pics.
     
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  28. Jan 17, 2022 at 3:14 PM
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    Sorry in advance, but I must beg to differ if you plan to go off road.

    Skidplates being "silly" falls into same category as recovery hooks being "unnecessary". From an off road standpoint neither statement is wise.

    The front air dam is 100% not a critical component. You can tear the whole bloody thing off and toss it in the bed. Try that on front diff, transmission or fuel tank. You let the bush bang or poke a hole in one of those and you ain't coming home.
     
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  29. Jan 17, 2022 at 5:04 PM
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    Skid plates don't matter at all in a mall-crawler.
     
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  30. Jan 17, 2022 at 7:37 PM
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    Yup, makes the SR5 TRD Sport seem like a good idea. I've been warming up to it...
     
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