Line Pull Capacity of Curt Front Receiver # 31374 on 2012 Ram 1500 Versus Capacity of OEM Tow Hooks

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Considering installing above hitch. I see a reference to line pull of 9000#. Does this mean that these hitch has a higher rating than the tow hook? Also concerned about ground or front ramp clearance. Have you a drawing or dimensional info? A picture installed would be better than nothing.

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I do not have any information regarding the capacity of the OEM tow hooks. The 9000 lb line pull refers to the fact that the receiver is capable of pulling 9000 lbs in a straight line from the receiver opening (not at an angle from side to side or up and down). In order to install the receiver, the OEM tow hooks would need to be removed.

I do not have a photo of the receiver installed on a vehicle, as we have not yet had the opportunity to install one, but if you look at the installation instructions that I have linked you to, you will see a few diagrams showing how the receiver would fit to the vehicle in regard to the front bumper. The receiver opening would be let into the fascia under the bumper by 1 inch. The bottom of the receiver would sit about 1-1/2 inches below the front bumper fascia.

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