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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)
    1.7%
  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. Dec 8, 2021 at 2:09 PM
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    2mchfun

    2mchfun Lead foot, left lane, loud stereo

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    The bumper gets replaced, then suspension for added weight, then rear bumper to match, then tire and rims to fill it out, then gears to compensate for oversize tires, etc. Same nightmare, different truck!:spending:
     
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  2. Dec 8, 2021 at 2:21 PM
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    Asimov2025

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    Yanno the 2022 Tundra makes the GMC front end look good.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2021 at 2:24 PM
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    Darkness

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    Toyota never need to be towed. You guys are asking for a useless item.
     
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  4. Dec 8, 2021 at 2:26 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    I like the new Tundra front. It will take some time to make people adjust to it.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2021 at 2:27 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    So you took yours off then?
     
  6. Dec 8, 2021 at 2:33 PM
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    Kentuckytundra

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    Idk, it's not a matter of adjusting to the ugly front end for me. I suppose if they redesigned it to not be ugly I'd adjust to it though :D

    Hell, I'm just opinionated and stubborn though :anonymous:
     
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  7. Dec 8, 2021 at 2:37 PM
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    Acedude

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    This is why the '22 Tundra doesn't have front hooks. This post got eight likes ridiculing a need for front hooks. This is what Sweers looks at with marketing surveys. Mall crawlers got the win.
     
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  8. Dec 8, 2021 at 3:43 PM
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    First gen only has anchors on the frame with a flat loop. I took mine off for weight reduction and got .000064 mpg increase.

    Actually I took mine off when mounting reservoirs, didn't like them there and never put them back on.
     
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  9. Dec 8, 2021 at 3:48 PM
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    1794TX

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    I heard you can just hook up to that massive grill and it'll be fine.



    [​IMG]
     
  10. Dec 8, 2021 at 4:05 PM
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    Kentuckytundra

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    Who needs tow hooks when your grill is nearly taking over your headlights and bumper :cool:
     
  11. Dec 10, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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    OnThaLake

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    I am beginning to think that a strong reason the Tundra doesn't have tow hooks has a lot to do with the way the nose is designed. There's what appears to be a foot of plastic and grille out front, and I am wondering if Toyota is doing this for upcoming/other country crash regulations. As much as the big plastic front end seems to go against a "tough truck" image, it would likely pass a wider array of more restrictive crash requirements.

    Most tow hooks I have seen have been mounted to very sturdy frame members right behind the bumper. Not only would the tow hooks be bad for restrictive crash regulations, but the sturdy frame they are directly mounted to are likewise not preferred if the front of the truck is being designed for more restrictive requirements.

    By the time you mount hooks under and a foot back, they aren't very useful anymore. They get buried when your stuck, and any attached straps could damage the plastic nose during some recovery instances.

    Just a thought. If it were for aerodynamics, Toyota could have hidden tow hooks behind a plastic door.

    Yes, I'm pretty bored right now!
     
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  12. Dec 10, 2021 at 1:52 PM
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    Breathing Borla

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    I think this is spot on.

    toyota said they will be an accessory, but your right, mounting them back a foot or underneath is worthless, they will be buried or you'll rip off the front of the truck trying to pull with them
     
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  13. Dec 10, 2021 at 2:09 PM
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    2mchfun

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    Idk, I have a Ranchhand bumper and mine are pretty far back, however the bumper has cutouts (with style) to simply reach through and latch on. Secondly, for crash purposes they could easily have a one way crumple zone design. I think the whole Idea is to sell expensive trucks that can pull trailers, then the off road toys are sxs, crawlers, dirtbikes, atv's, etc. The folks at the top want to sell us more and sink us deeper. More crap to park, they sell us more real estate too. May not affect all, but a whole bunch have already bought into it, hook, line, and sinker!
     
  14. Dec 23, 2021 at 10:36 AM
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    Since the biggest obsession with the 3rd gens after payload is the tow hooks, or lack thereof, I figured we needed a thread to keep the pollution out of the main threads. The payload obsessed people have their own thread, why not the tow hook obsessed?

    This thread is for everyone:

    Those who think anything without tow hooks is a car.

    Those who think Ford/GM/Ram/Chev/Nissan now all build a better truck because they have tow hooks.

    Those who have never used tow hooks but still want them.

    Those who plan to put an aftermarket bumper on negating the point of OEM towhooks.

    Those who think it's an oversight not to have them but it's not a deal breaker.

    Those who are now buying something else/keeping their old truck because of a lack of tow hooks.

    Everyone else who really doesn't give a shit but just wants to point and laugh at people who pitch online hissy fits.

    **Feel free to quote people who pollute other threads with tow hook bullshit and link them here**
     
  15. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:09 AM
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    nuclear

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    Your bias is showing through your sarcasm.
     
  16. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:15 AM
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  17. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:17 AM
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    Also Toyota creates trucks and suvs with tow hooks .
     
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  18. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:20 AM
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    No bias. I drive a 1st Gen. :D
     
  19. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:21 AM
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    So is there gonna be a thread where all the non tow hook guys can talk about heated steering wheels and what songs to sing while sitting on the tailgate?
     
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  20. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:22 AM
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    Well shucks.... this ain't no fun
     
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  21. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:23 AM
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    This is ‘Murica. If anyone need a whining thread for such things, it’s just a click away.
     
  22. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:25 AM
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    Well, ok then. Let me begin with this. I spend alot of time off road in remote northern Canadian backcountry. I have no tow hooks. I also have no strong feelings that I need or don't need tow hooks. Discuss.
     
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  23. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:29 AM
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    Why you gotta ruin the internet with logic, reason, real world experience and shit?
     
  24. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:33 AM
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    Somebody has to.
     
  25. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:34 AM
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    Verified GM builds a better truck.

    #hardpull

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  26. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:34 AM
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    That's because you're a Canadian and simply know how to make do without. Plus, it ain't like there's a whole lot of traffic in the Northern Alberta backcountry so you'd be waiting days, if not weeks, for another vehicle to pass by to pull you out. LOL
     
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  27. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:35 AM
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    Lack of tow hooks isn't going to stop me getting a Tundra.

    But it would be nice if Toyota offered the option.

    I have no doubt a third party will soon make it happen.
     
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  28. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:36 AM
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    I joined just to say it was a legitimate reason I didn't buy a new Tundra and ended up with a different brand.

    If you're someone that needs them it's a big miss. Most cars still have a front recovery point (even if it screws in) and I really don't understand why Toyota left them off the Tundra...maybe they realized real world gas mileage was still under performing the segment and were trying for that last 10th of a mpg.
     
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  29. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:37 AM
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    Having felt how hard GSDs can pull, I can confirm you need a serious HD truck to ensure daily walkies don't get out of control.

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  30. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:38 AM
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    In the south most hunting lease roads stay muddy in the winter. most of the time its no big deal but most people at some point get stuck trying to get in and have to call their buddies to yank them out. Its usually no big deal, unless you have a 22 tundra that is.
     

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