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Suprslo 12-25-2013 02:53 PM

Installing a JDP tow hook today
 
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Just wanted to share what I'm doing today. My lovely wife got me a tow hook for Christmas and encouraged me to install it today. So I've never done this nor did it come with instructions but after a few google searches I felt i could do it. I was most nervous about removing the front fascia. After it was removed I'm not sure why I was so scared lol. It was super easy. Here is a few pics of where I'm at...

Suprslo 12-25-2013 02:55 PM

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This was the easy part. Make sure you mark where you want the hook BEFORE removing the fascia.

Suprslo 12-25-2013 02:58 PM

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My only hiccup to this point was this connector. I had the front end literally off and didn't disconnect this. I had to hold the front end in one hand and unplug this with the other. No fun....

Suprslo 12-25-2013 04:29 PM

Ok so everything is done and I think it turned out well. I had to remove the front end a couple times to get the hook aligned just right. I'm really surprised this hook didn't come with a template for drilling holes. There are plenty of reference points to go off of. I would of cut an hour off the install time had I not had to adjust the hook so many times. This was my first time ordering from JDP and everything went great. They are good people to deal with.

Suprslo 12-25-2013 04:30 PM

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Suprslo 12-25-2013 04:32 PM

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Another angle

OHIO SPEED 12-25-2013 04:35 PM

tow hook
 
great job! i have to do mine here shortly.

Suprslo 12-25-2013 04:39 PM

Thanks!

BigBlock69RS 12-25-2013 05:27 PM

How did you measure to figure out where to drill holes? Or did it come with a template?

Looks great!

nyrfan 12-25-2013 05:33 PM

Installing a JDP tow hook today
 
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Originally Posted by BigBlock69RS (Post 7285983)
How did you measure to figure out where to drill holes? Or did it come with a template?

Looks great!


If you read his DIY you'll see he said there was no template and what he did to measure the holes.




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nyrfan 12-25-2013 05:34 PM

Installing a JDP tow hook today
 
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Suprslo 12-25-2013 05:50 PM

BigBlock before I took the bumper off I used I long pic to mark where the hook should go. Basically centered it so it'd come through the grill. Once I drilled the holes where I marked them I installed the tow hook. It has Oblonged holes so you can fine tune where it comes through the grill at. As long as you're patient it'll turn out fine

Suprslo 12-25-2013 05:51 PM

In the second picture you can also see where I marked the support with a sharpie.

Dexman1349 12-25-2013 09:33 PM

This is on the to-do list with the new ZL1 bumper in the spring. Looks good!!


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