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Tow hooks, ever use them?

I like the way they look on the car. Dont think I would ever have any use for it. Was just wondering if anyone put them to good use?

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Re: Tow hooks, ever use them?

Occasionally for pulling a stuck tractor or mower out of a bad place...but not out on the road. So far. I do keep a tow strap in the storage bin with the spare just in case I need to help someone. (as well as a recovery hook for the hitch receiver for the same reason)
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Re: Tow hooks, ever use them?

I used them to pull out some small shrubs. The tow truck driver used them to pull my dead jeep out of the intersection and on to the flatbed too.. They can be very useful!


I have a strap in the back in case someone needs a pull from a snow bank...
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Re: Tow hooks, ever use them?

They're honestly worth having for various situations. You might not need them 100% of the time, but they're worth it that one time.
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Re: Tow hooks, ever use them?

Iput a set on my Overland just because of the looks.
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Re: Tow hooks, ever use them?

I've used them more times than I can count on my Scrambler. The Grand Cherokee has only had them used to secure the Kayak to the roof.
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Re: Tow hooks, ever use them?

With my four wheel drive club frame mounted front and rear tow points are mandatory. Whether you need pulled or you're the one helping someone else, they are like a jack or a fire extinguisher - better to have and not need than to need and not have.


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Re: Tow hooks, ever use them?

Have used mine several times, for others recovery and landscaping! Very useful.
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Re: Tow hooks, ever use them?

Only once out on the beach at Ft. Stevens State Park in Oregon. This guy in an F-250 forgot to put his rig into 4WD before parking in the soft sand and dug his rear tires down so far he couldn't get out. We drove out there for sunset pictures and his wife was very happy to get help before sundown. The only other time I used the tow strap was to pull out a stump with my old Jeep's hitch mount.
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Re: Tow hooks, ever use them?

I use mine as I tie down point for the front of my canoe. Used the tow hitch to pull my neighbours 4door Wrangler out of his snowed in driveway.


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Re: Tow hooks, ever use them?

Yep - used the one on the rear to pull a ford ute out of the mud in a paddock. And the front one to recovery a stuck Toyota out of the sand on Lighthouse Beach.

Oh wait, Jeep Australia don't fit them to our GC - thank goodness for Chief Products!

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Re: Tow hooks, ever use them?

I just put mine on after Christmas - a "gift" for my wife since it's officially her jeep. Love the look, haven't used it. However I used to have an Isuzu Rodeo 4x4 and the very first time crossing a creek I got stuck on a rock. The Rodeo came equipped with a front hook (and skid plates standard) and some nice family pulled me out.
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