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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-24-2016, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Tow Hooks for 2WD Access Cab?

I have a gen 1, 2006 Tundra, 2WD Access Cab.
Was fortunate to have a friend pull me out of a tough spot when my rear wheels sunk into some very loose sand trying to go up hill. We ended-up borrowing a snatch strap from someone and was able to use some less than ideal hooks to attach to the bottom of the truck. The manual states to use the emergency eyelets under the front of the vehicle, which we did use, however I'm heading back into similar country and want to be better prepared. On four wheel drive vehicles, the manual states that there is an emergency towing hook.
I looked underneath the truck today to see if I could add one of those as it would have been much easier to hookup the snatch strap to that instead of what we have done, but it doesn't appear that there are any holes to hookup a standard tow hook there.
Can someone please confirm if that is true?
If the eyelets are all I have, does anyone have a suggestion?
Has anyone used a clovis hook or fashioned one to fit in there? If so how did you do it as the eyelets look irregular.
If not any other ideas would greatly be appreciated!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-24-2016, 12:30 PM
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Re: Tow Hooks for 2WD Access Cab?

I thought tow hooks were standard on every truck, guess not. Check some local scrap yards. Its not a high demand item so you could probably get them cheap.

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Re: Tow Hooks for 2WD Access Cab?

Thanks - what's weird is the Toyota dealer looked-up my Vin and they're saying it's not an option. However, when I look at what's underneath the truck, it looks like a hook can be installed on top of the eyelets/bracket, with just a longer bolt.

Anyone know if that's true?
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Re: Tow Hooks for 2WD Access Cab?

Get a couple of good quality screw pin shackles that fit snugly into the eyes on your truck; takes more time to hook up, but much more secure.
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Re: Tow Hooks for 2WD Access Cab?

I know I'm two months late. I'm not sure if the bolt spacing is the same or not but give them a call to see if these are standards.

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Re: Tow Hooks for 2WD Access Cab?

The factory tow hook does indeed mount over the loop, with longer bolts.

Personally, I'd suggest Rrumbler's solution over all others. A clevis fits fine through the loop...any ranch supply should carry a variety. Use the largest pin which will fit through that loop.

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Re: Tow Hooks for 2WD Access Cab?

I went with a pair of stainless steel oval-shaped quick links in the eyelets. I also got a D-ring shackle hitch that goes in the receiver for the rear.
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