|2007.5 + (GMT 900) Non Powertrain--New Body Style-- Discussion 07.5 - 2010 Topics Not related to the Powertrain, interior, suspensions, body, wheels, tires, ect.|
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|07-25-2012, 09:56 PM||eBay Motors #1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Crappy tow hooks for a truck
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.
08 2500 CCSB SLE
Edge Evo Race, 4" cool duals-DPF deleted, Trans-go Jr.
|07-25-2012, 10:23 PM||eBay Motors #2 (permalink)|
^^^ Needs more $ for mods
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta
Agreed. That's why I had mine chrome plated. They are just decorative in my opinion.
2007.5 GMC 2500HD Z71 SLT
20x9 Ultra Predators, 285 55R20 Nitto Terra Grapplers, EFILive Autocal DSP5 (ATP) 5" Diamond Eye SS w/muffler, Diamond Eye Downpipe, Transgo jr. Isspro Ev2 gauges, PCV reroute, EGR blocked, Cognitto UCA's, pitman/idler arm supports, Bilstein 5100's, MA Stainless tierod sleeves, Billet grille, Roll N Lock, Line-X, AFE stage 2 intake, Chrome tow hooks, WeatherTech visors, Spyder LED Tail lights, Cree reverse lights, B&W Turnover ball, 1500 tailgate spoiler, Loadlifter 5000 airbags, wirelessOne
2013 Forrest River Wildcat Extralite 293 REX
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|07-25-2012, 10:23 PM||eBay Motors #3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Kenosha County, Wisconsin
Classics have hooks on them
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|07-25-2012, 11:28 PM||eBay Motors #4 (permalink)|
Less than desired
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Archie, MO
Classics also break really easily!
Dustin2008 LMM CCSB LTZ... Efilive by Kory, 5" straight pipe, 20x9 badlands, AirDog, traction bars, Rockford fosgate p1s, leveling keys decranked, bt digital dsp5, rail plug, 3" I/c pipes, resonator and Pcv removed etc...
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|08-13-2012, 05:50 PM||eBay Motors #6 (permalink)|
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Does any company make a good after market front hook?
Now: 07 LMM 5"MBRP Turbo Back, EFI Live DSP5, Banks AirRam w/Scoop, AirDog 165, EGR Blocker plate, PCV reroute, 6in Fabtech, HID Lo/Hi, Titan Tank.
|11-01-2012, 06:35 PM||eBay Motors #7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bismarck ND
I thought the same thing wonder if the classic hooks would bolt up to the 07.5-10s? I never had a problem with my 03 hooks.
08 2500hd cc sb bw with companion, firestone ride rites, cognito traction bars, cognito uca, fox performance shocks, cognito steering braces, and cognito tierods, bfgkm2 255/80r17.
Old truck 03 1500hd w4me tune, aem cai, 951 moto metal, 285/16 duratracs, bw and companion
|11-02-2012, 09:05 AM||eBay Motors #8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Fort Worth, TX
I don't know about using the tow hooks with the factory bumper, as I have always had a front replacement, but they work well. A closed loop is stronger than a hook. Ford has been using closed loops since the start of the Super Duty in 98.
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT Single Cab 4x4 LMM Duramax
Frontier front bumper
Rancho shocks and steering stabilizer
Firestone Transforce AT 265/75/16
Lots and lots of rock chips!
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|11-16-2012, 05:49 PM||eBay Motors #9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cordova, IL
I feel safer with the closed but open is more convenient. Just get a bumper replacement and call it a day!
09 LMM CCSB LTZ
MBRP 5" Turbo Back, Diamond Eye Down Pipe, 6" Stack, EFI Live Dsp5, Moto Metal 951 35X12.50X20 Nitto Trail Grapplers
6" Zone Suspension Lift, Isspro EV2 Pyro, Boost & Trans, Nicktane Filter Adapter.
08 Dmax RCLB Stock (Dad's)
88 Mustang GT 347 Stroker 125 Shot Of N2O
|11-16-2012, 08:01 PM||eBay Motors #10 (permalink)|
hmm I have used my tow hooks to pull out a lifted dodge and they didnt break. The NBS trucks though are a pain to use though from looking at them.
2004 GMC 2500HD D/A CC Carbon Metallic w/ LB7
4" turbo back MBRP exhaust, Cognito UCAs & HD tierods
TST Powermax Programmer, Diablosport Predator
305/70-16 BFG T/A KOs on Eagle Alloys Series 187
Clifford remote start. High Idle, Bilstein 5100s, 1.5" lift blocks
CAT fuel filter w/ nicktane adapter
Magnum Force Stage 2 intake with AMSOIL filter
Racor 2 Micron pre-OEM with heater & water sep
Lightforce 140s from Madjackracing