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tow hooks bolts?

Alright so I'm changing my 99' tow hooks to the 05+ style and the design is different. My old bolts aren't long enough. My question is does anyone have a set?

2nd question is what is the size of these things (metric obviously since not one bolt and home depot would screw in..)
I want to get stainless bolts to hold them in as well...that's just how I am. If I can avoid rust I will at a higher cost

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unsure of the size. Go to a ace hardware or an orchard supply . They will have stainless. they are probably metric. just find a metric nut your bolt will screw into
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I just went from no tow hooks on my early bird to the '08 style and they are even more stout than the 05. Couldn't believe the difference.

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I just went from no tow hooks on my early bird to the '08 style and they are even more stout than the 05. Couldn't believe the difference.
The 08 hooks fit the 99+ trucks??

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Yes, with a little cutting. The bolt pattern is exactly the same and takes the same bolts. There is a bracket welded on that needs to be remove so the hooks can mount just like the 99-02s do. It's not hard and the result is significant difference (for the better) than the old tow hook style.

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pics of the differences

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Just snapped these pics to give you an idea:



The 2008 tow hooks mount to the frame and there is a bracket that you have to remove which attaches to the bumper.

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I'm under the impression that normal stainless bolts are not graded (grade 5, 8, etc). I've heard they do make graded stainless bolts but they are harder to find and even more expensive than regular stainless bolts.
Can anyone confirm if that is correct?

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Can't confirm for sure, but since my truck didn't have the tow hooks to begin with, I got my bolts at home depot.

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why are the new ones any better.

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