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Old 10-19-2009, 09:34 AM
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Default First Mod - Tow Hooks are installed

One step closer to having the TRX package

The install was very very easy! The only tools I used was my pocket knife and a 18mm deep well socket with a long handled ratched.

Use the tip of your pocket knife (or small screw driver) to remove the push lock clips that are holding in the fill plate. I think there are only 6 of them. Do not cut them because you have to re-use them.

The fill plate is snapped in so if you pinch it from behind you can push it out the front of the bumper.



The instructions that come with the tow hooks tell you to trim out the pockets in the fill plate for the tow hooks. It doesn't look to hard, a dremel tool could probably do it. But the fill plate for a TRX is around $8 or $9, so I just ordered it with my tow hooks.

There is a driver side and passenger side to the tow hooks, the opening on the hooks face away from each other. They have a locating pin on them that makes it pretty easy to figure out where it goes.

You have to remove 2 18mm nuts from the back side of the bumper. Slide the took hooks on the exposed stud. Spin the nuts back down on the stud. Thread the supplied bolt (1 bolt supplied with each tow hook) in the foot on the rear of the tow hook.

This is looking at the driverside tow hook on my brothers TRX he picked up late last week.


Tighten it all down, the give the torque specs in the instructions, snap in the fill plate and reinstall the push lock fastners and you are done!


Still soapy for the pictures, I couldn't wait to take them.



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Old 10-19-2009, 10:01 AM
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Wow that is pretty slick. Doesn't look too difficult at all and compliments the front bumper nicely.
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Nice and clean job! Thanks for sharing
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How much were the hooks? Did you get them at the local dealer or somewhere online???
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The tow hooks listed for $140.00, the front fill plate was $12.60.

I picked them up at my local dealer. Spoke to the parts department, they had the tow hook listed in a book on the counter top. It came with everything you would need. The instructions were pretty clear, the whole project was pretty easy and straight forward.

The Tow Hook Kit Part Number is : 82210967

The TRX Fill Plate Part Number is : 55112586AA
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Looks great . Rep for that . Like it .
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The tow hooks listed for $140.00, the front fill plate was $12.60.

I picked them up at my local dealer. Spoke to the parts department, they had the tow hook listed in a book on the counter top. It came with everything you would need. The instructions were pretty clear, the whole project was pretty easy and straight forward.

The Tow Hook Kit Part Number is : 82210967

The TRX Fill Plate Part Number is : 55112586AA
Awesome.. I'll have to add that to my list, as I think that's a very worthwhile mod..
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Looks great and a simple mod for those that didn't get them to start.
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Su-weet! Gotta get hooks for mine. Makes the truck look even better!
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Mine came with the hooks and also the class IV tow package and drop-in bed liner from the factory in the XLT trim.
I was pretty impressed I think those things are the most substantial front hooks out there.... good for pullin' Fords 'N' Chev's outta trouble...... one on each hook.... Tee Hee....

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