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Old 11-21-2011, 09:50 PM
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Default Can someone tell me how to install tow hooks on an 07 slt 2wd?

I just got some tow hooks i need to install on my 2007 2wd slt. I assume the front bumper needs to come off and cut some holes in the plastic filler but other than that im not too sure where to mount them to or if i need to drill holes to set them or should there already be a spot for them stock? Thanks for the help

(note they are not the mopar kit, they are simply two tow hooks with 2 bolts through them)
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annnnyyyybody have some info on this please?
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Google some images to get a look at where they're supposed to go. Get under there and check to see if there's a factory stamped spot where they'd be punched out at the factory.

Pull the bumper cover and check that the hooks will work. Take some jack stands and use them for guides/height/placement and chalk mark them on the ground. Place the bumper back in place (tape a couple markers to the hooks). Double check, triple check, quadruple check placement and start with a small pilot hole. If it looks okay make a paper cut out and do one side. Flip the cutout over and do the other side.

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thanks a lot man yeah any help is better than no help.
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Gee...ya had to wait a whole 2 hours for a response back...in a hurry are we??? Or do you just feel entitled?

My SLT has tow hooks and no plastic piece above the bumper. I remove the tow hooks (4 bolts per side) to install a light bar then I reinstalled them. You can see the pics from that install in my Ram Mods thread linked below.

Take a look behind any plastic piece there you may have between the grille and the top of the bumper to see if there aren't 2 or 4 holes drilled into a plate attached to the frame ends back there. If there aren't, then you'll have to fab up something to attach to the frame and for the tow hooks to bolt into. I'd suggest, if you have to do this, that you have some steel boxes made that will slip over the frame ends and can be welded on.

Since a lot of folks here may not have a 2007 SLT 2WD they may not be familiar with how these things are configured. Posting pics helps sometimes with the responses.

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