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Old 11-16-2012, 09:11 PM   eBay Motors  #11 (permalink)
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The front tow hooks sure are a pain in the butt to use on these trucks.

What was GM thinking? A closed loop with a bunch of plastic in the way of the opening. I gave up, turned the truck around and used the trailer hitch.

My old 94 2500 Suburban had way more user friendly hooks on it.
X2. My 88 Chevy K2500 had great tow hooks.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:29 PM   eBay Motors  #12 (permalink)
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Yes, they are a pain, but mine has held strong, even when I was sure they were gonna break. Hell, my driver side hook even pulled off a hitch off of a Ford, lol. Stupid design, limits your use to a chain unless you have other assessories handy to hook up.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:25 PM   eBay Motors  #13 (permalink)
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I just put a front replacement with some good strong d-links. I know those will hold up they pulled a tractor out when it was stuck
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:56 PM   eBay Motors  #14 (permalink)
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X2. My 88 Chevy K2500 had great tow hooks.
My 89 k5 had great ones too. They never broke......just ripped the frame apart. i like the closed hooks better but i always have lots of shackels to hook up to anything.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:09 PM   eBay Motors  #15 (permalink)
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:23 PM   eBay Motors  #16 (permalink)
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My old 90' Chevy had the tow hooks underneath the bumper attached to the frame. Very easy to get to, very strong to. Same for my 79' Chevy. I don't know why they decided to tuck them away. Guess they thought no one uses them anymore.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:35 PM   eBay Motors  #17 (permalink)
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big white, that looks great. I envy the GMC bumper...
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:03 PM   eBay Motors  #18 (permalink)
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big white, that looks great. I envy the GMC bumper...
Thanks man,I did a lot more work on my truck since that old pic.check it out in my album!!!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:12 PM   eBay Motors  #19 (permalink)
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I just do like the others and keep shackles on my tow straps. They are much easier to deal with.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:42 PM   eBay Motors  #20 (permalink)
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Big White, truck looks very nice. You obviously have a lot of love in that rig.
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