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you should wrap the cut with some rubber door trim, Frogmann did it and it looks pretty sweet
 

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+1 on doing the cutouts with the rubber door trim, cleans it up alot
 

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The bolts and place of purchase are very frightening.
 

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I would also make a plate that goes between the frame and bolt heads. 3/16 should be sufficient. Then put in some grade 8 bolts and at least the mounting will be very secure. The strength of the tow hook is then subject to whatever quality of metal the company made it out of. Should be good for most use, but just be careful of any sort of sideways pull or when winching. I like how you made them come through the bumper, looks nice.
 

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They came with the hooks.....
Which means nothing. Get a set of grade 8's and remount them or you'll regret it as the first heavy pull on those hooks shears the current bolts right off.
 

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Yes please get some Grade 8 bolts. As for the plate suggestion, I wouldn't worry about it. The frame horns are stronger than you think and will hold out a heck of a lot longer than the hook will. I have had 10,000 Lb+ applied to both of my hooks and neither the frame or hook ever moved.
 
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