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Front Tow Hooks

Have found the need to hook a chain or rope to the front of my truck a time or two. Would like too see trucks with front tow hooks! I really like how Ford mounted them on the SD trucks. This might should go under the exterior discuss, but here it is. Pictures would be great!
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I know John has them on his but last I heard they sold out and stopped production, good luck tho

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From discussions in the past on PSD forums, you need to put a brace between the frame horns on an OBS to avoid pulling a frame horn to one side when using tow hooks. I have a front receiver hitch with loops on it (and the hitch acts as a brace). Cheers!

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Sounds like a good excuse to install a RSK. They have a brace that connects the front of the frame.

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97beast is his user name here, and where can I get a front receiver hitch, saw one a guy made once with 2 hitches in the bumper used for weight racks was a sweet set up

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Ranch Hands do not look the best for the OBS
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Sounds like a good excuse to install a RSK. They have a brace that connects the front of the frame.
And Precision Metal Fab has a front receiver as one of the options, along with Tow hooks loops
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From discussions in the past on PSD forums, you need to put a brace between the frame horns on an OBS to avoid pulling a frame horn to one side when using tow hooks. I have a front receiver hitch with loops on it (and the hitch acts as a brace). Cheers!
I've been using this same front rec'r. it's got a pair of loops and the 2" rec hitch where I use a shackle. I've used this to to drag (and be dragged) many times.


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Here's my hooks that 351Fifty was referring to.
The manufacturer is colibert. They were discontinued well early into the last decade. I tracked down the original manufacturer about a year and a half ago and they had a few sets sitting around. For $50 plus the ride they shipped me a set.
These hooks are awesome. 100% bolt up solution. Ive used them a few times and they are worth every penny.
Heres a few pics. It uses existing holes in the frame horns. A hook secures the front hole and a nut and bolt in the back holes.






Heres a shot of the whole truck with the hooks.

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