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tow hooks off?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by My bowtie, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. My bowtie

    My bowtie Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Just left the dealer. Picking up a 2014 2500 crew cab with the 6.4.
    Truck has tow hooks and wondering if tow hooks have to come off for the plow? I've got a hiniker v I'm swapping over from my gm.
  2. mega10cab

    mega10cab Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    My 2010 ram 2500 stayed on for my boss plow. I'd assume yours will stay on too.
  3. speedy1wrc

    speedy1wrc Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    For Western and Fisher they say to take them off, but the brackets don't interfere. The actual bumper brackets do though. It depends on which bumper you have. For the sport bumper the lower air dam does need to be removed.

    I just went through that on my '03 2500. If it's a diesel it's a bit harder still getting the bumper bolts out.
  4. vanthr01

    vanthr01 Junior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 5

    The Western dealer removed mine, but I had them put it back on. However, I understand a plate behind the tow hooks was removed to accommodate the plow mount, effectively reducing the strength of what you can pull with the hooks. Here's my thread where I asked the same question :)

  5. speedy1wrc

    speedy1wrc Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Both reinforcement plates are the same. One is flipped upside down. That plate has to be removed or trimmed to clear the bracket. The other doesn't. They likely left the plate with the lip on top in and took the other one out.

    It should be fine as long as you don't try to pull a Chevy or Ford out since it probably will be stuck real god.
  6. underESTIMATED

    underESTIMATED Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    My 14' 4500 had to be removed. My snows off mount used both of the bolt holes that the tow hooks used.
  7. MagnumV8

    MagnumV8 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    They did not have to be removed on my 14 2500 Crew with a Boss
  8. cl733

    cl733 Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 263