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brad12kx 05-28-2010 12:07 AM

Mod3 - Tow Hooks
 
First off I want to thank Rumbles1960 for the excellent post on installing tow hooks on the Gen 4 Ram Sport.
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....ght=2010+hooks
It lead to my purchase and subsequent successful installation of an option that I wanted, and could not order from the factory.
Thanks Rumbles - :rep:

As Rumbles post covers the installation so well, I will not do a tech write up, but will post a few pix to compliment Rumbles post, and a few more to show off my truck with the new tow hooks installed.

As I took many pictures to detail the process, If anyone is interested in any particular part, let me know and can provide you with the details and pix.


Pic 1 - The box....or at least the label that shows P/N, etc -
http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/a...s-TowHooks.jpg


Pic 2 - What's in the Box -
http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/a...ksincluded.jpg


Pic 3 - Before tow hooks -
http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/a...file/Front.jpg


Pic 4,5&6 - After tow hook installation -
http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/a...ksComplete.jpg

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/a...Complete-2.jpg

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/a...Complete-3.jpg


As it turns out, the only reason they are not available from factory is the bumper filler plate (specific to the Sport) is NOT made with the cut outs! :Wow1:

Another astounding fact - Front suspension and Transfer case skid plates are not offered on the Sport, because they are part of the 'Protection Group'....which includes tow hooks. Therefore, you cannot factory order the skid plates, because you can't order tow hooks, because they don't make the plastic thing with a hole in each end :SHOCKED:......:LOL:

That my Ram friends, is an 'Executive' decision.....not an engineering or sales decision. :4-dontknow:

Coming soon to a Ramforumz Thread near you - "Mod 4 - Skid Plates"! :4-looney:

Ruffian11 05-28-2010 12:24 AM

Nice looking mod!! can't wait to see the skid plates!! stupid package deals anyways, how to tow hooks make a difference whether you get skid plates, it should be the other way around?? hahah :LOL:

GTyankee 05-28-2010 12:34 AM

mine was the same way, just carve out a bit plastic, trim it with a dremel, insert hooks[IMG]http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7006/022py.th.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us[/IMG] [IMG]http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/4248/023cy.th.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us[/IMG]
no biggie

brad12kx 05-28-2010 01:46 AM

Hardest part of the tow hook install is getting the torque wrench in there after the tow hooks are in place. Not a lot of room for that, but nothing that a Snap-On ball universal couldn't handle.

CajunDodge 05-28-2010 02:05 AM

Looks great Brad, nice job on the install and thanks for the pics! I agree with Ruffian, though, those "packages" can sometimes be a real PITA, especially if you're only looking for one or two things, it's either all or nothing, but still cheaper than buying each item individually.

- Cajun

brad12kx 05-28-2010 03:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CajunDodge (Post 226283)
Looks great Brad, nice job on the install and thanks for the pics! I agree with Ruffian, though, those "packages" can sometimes be a real PITA, especially if you're only looking for one or two things, it's either all or nothing, but still cheaper than buying each item individually.

- Cajun

Ain't that the truth!
Protection Package - $200
Tow Hook Kit - 140
Front Skid - 110
T-case skid - 140
Total parts - 380 for a 200 option!

Having a 2010 Sport with Protection Package - Priceless!....no wait...it was $380. :4-dontknow:

BigBlueEdge 05-28-2010 09:20 AM

Looks great! Thanks for the pics. This is one of my first mods when I finally get mine.

Rob

erm 05-28-2010 11:13 AM

So did you modify the center filler strip or find one somewhere?

MightyBlueRam 05-28-2010 11:20 AM

Nice work on the tow hooks. It looks like it came like that from factory. :rep:

Mattones 05-28-2010 09:36 PM

When i got my hooks i was like Jebus they are HUGEE


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