After buying my truck I realized that the Sport edition does not have tow hooks. I know it wouldn't be to difficult to install tow hooks to the front but I was thinking a bull bar would look better. Only problem is that I don't know if they are strong enough to be pulled on? If I needed to get pulled out of a snowbank or some mud, would a bull bar be a strong enough point to pull from?
it depends on which bull bar you're talking about (some aren't even available for the ram sport models). from the ones i've seen most do not have strong enough brackets to support the truck being pulled with.
a bull bar that doubles as a winch mount, again, if available, would be strong enough to pull from.
I was looking at one of those horseshoe shaped ones and ya from the pictures I can't tell if it would be strong enough. I dont want one of those massive ones that replaces my whole front bumper. I was just looking for a cooler alternative to tow hooks.... I live in Northern Saskatchewan at the moment so I would feel a lot better having something that I could be pulled with on the front as the roads suck and its a long way between towns
Thanks for the help guys! Any ideas on alternatives? Because I still like the look of the bar out front, but I dont want to go for the massive full bumpers. Maybe I can get a bracket for underneath or something....
How about get your bull bar and then just add a front hitch mount? a few guys I know have them
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If you are planning on putting a Bull Bar on a sport you are going to have to do a little cutting, take my advice, do the cutting and install tow hooks, took me longer to pop out the little valance on the bumper than it did to install the hooks, and the bull bar is for the most part, thin walled tubing, you will bend that so fast