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Old 06-25-2010, 08:15 AM
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OK just added the mopar tow hooks to my Crew and noticed in various pictures that some trucks have the hooks installed with the open side facing outboard and others inboard. Mine are installed inboard.

Which is right? Does it matter?
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I guess I would say in...but does it really matter??
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Open side outboard.

The reason: if you put a strap or rope between them and fix it to a snatch block then the pressure of pulling keeps the strap in the hooks. Otherwise, it could release under pressure.
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Ahh yeah I can see how that makes sense...good point!
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Makes sense to me too...guess I'm swapping my hooks tomorrow!
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How did you even install them inward. there is a guide pin and hole that makes it almost impossible to put on the opposite (notice I didn't say wrong) side. When I installed mine, I accidentally grabbed the wrong hook, and couldn't get it to slide over the stud...it was too small. So before I drilled it out, I decided to once again read the directions, and it noticed that I had the wrong hook. Grabbed the correct one, and it slid right on! Didn't you run into similar difficulty??
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I agree with Brad, there is a guide pin that would ensure they get installed properly. I remember aligning them when I installed mine. I suppose you could reverse them however they would not sit flush against the frame so it should be obvious that something is wrong.
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I agree haha. There should be only one way to install these tow hooks
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