Have you used them, looks like with the little amount of clearance. a rope would mark and damage the bumper below hooks. I had tow hooks on a older truck, never used them once. When I did pull some one out, I always used trailer hitch.I used oem tow hooks, I removed the plastic, cut my holes, slipped the 2 hooks through the holes, then with help from my wife slipped the whole assembly back in place, with a little twisting and convincing got all the tabs back in, then finished bolting the hooks in place.Took about 1 hour once I got the right mesurements which was a bit of trial and error till I got it right. There is enough room to slip a pro comp tow strap on between valence and hook.
I installed the hooks as preventive mesure in case I had to either get towed or had to pull someone out of the snow, because there is nothing on the front of these trucks to get towed without breaking all the plastic.
The cutouts are about 7 3/4 from edge and are 2 1/2" wide.
I had OEM hooks installed by the dealer (can't order with RAMBox and hooks...), they had to cut out the plastic panel that sits behind the opening. I'm assuming it's just a different piece of plastic (with holes) when they're installed factory.Trying to find aftermarket tow hooks for my 2016 1500 Ram Sport.
No Mopar parts fit the sport as the dealerships say the front hooks are too short And won't sell or install on this model (non metal bumper).
Any help finding some would be greatly appreciated.
I installed them in case I have to get pulled out of a bad situation, the clearence is enough so that the loop on the end of my 2" Procomp tow strap fits nicely, I would not expect this setup to stay scratch free if used often, if I did any offroading I would have opted for a Ram with metal bumber. These front ends are very fragile. This truck see's only light duty and snow covered roads. Here are some pics of the strap loop on the hook with almost an inch of clearence.Have you used them, looks like with the little amount of clearance. a rope would mark and damage the bumper below hooks. I had tow hooks on a older truck, never used them once. When I did pull some one out, I always used trailer hitch.
That looks really good, really clean install, and much more finished than most color matched bumper tow hook installs. Thanks for the pics:smileup:The 14-up sport 1500 requires the hooks to be relocated slightly to where it?s at the wider end opening. I made some custom brackets for mine and they work great. I?m in the process of making a slight design change to allow mount for light bar as well. After the final figment I will get a quote to have some sets made and then I?ll post a price if there?s enough interest.
Can't wait until you've got these ready! I'm on the waiting list over on "the other forum" .Thanks, my goal was to make it look like it came that way. It?s totally functional too as it still bolts up to the frame. Without my brackets the hook will rub the painted section. As soon as I finish the final design I?ll let people know what my quote is to sell these on eBay or amazon etc. since can?t sell here