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Old 12-25-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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Installing a JDP tow hook today

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...
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:55 PM   #2
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This was the easy part. Make sure you mark where you want the hook BEFORE removing the fascia.
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:58 PM   #3
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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....
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:29 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:30 PM   #5
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:32 PM   #6
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:35 PM   #7
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great job! i have to do mine here shortly.
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:27 PM   #9
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How did you measure to figure out where to drill holes? Or did it come with a template?

Looks great!
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:33 PM   #10
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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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Old 12-25-2013, 05:34 PM   #11
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:50 PM   #12
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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
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:51 PM   #13
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In the second picture you can also see where I marked the support with a sharpie.
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:33 PM   #14
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This is on the to-do list with the new ZL1 bumper in the spring. Looks good!!
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