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tow hooks remove?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by jms plowng, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. jms plowng

    jms plowng Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I am mounting an ultramount mount on my 2003 2500hd Silverado LS, is it possible to keep my tow hooks? and if so how?
  2. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 979

    You would have redrill and tap the holes on the tow hooks to accept the bolts for the mounts. Nothing to hard to do. Might also have to put longer bolts in but I'm not sure on that one.
  3. buckhigh

    buckhigh Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    really? getting mine installed next week on an 2002 2500hd and don't see how the two hooks affect the install. will most dealers find a way to keep them installed with the mount?
  4. andym1996

    andym1996 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Lost mine on my truck... the tow hooks will have to be shaved 1/4" on each side to fit between the added filler that goes in the frame for additional support. Im not interested in that, so no tow hooks. Ill just keep some pins, and use the mount should i have a problem.

    *** Western only, Blizzard, the hooks stay intact.***
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2008
  5. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Western recommends removing the tow hooks for the mount install. The western mount uses the factory bolt hole location of the tow hooks to secure the mount to the frame of the truck along with a saddle that is used on the inside of the frame.