: Installed chrome tow hooks today - GM part # 19243784



ELUSIVE
04-10-11, 08:24 PM
I installed the GM chrome tow hooks (19243784) on my 2010 Escalade ESV this afternoon.

I had read some posts that the front bumper had to come off in order to do this install. I didn't remove mine.

I started with the drivers side (easier) and pretty quickly had the old hook out. It took a little bit of playing around to get the new hook in place but once I did it bolted on rather easily. Lots more room on this side.

The passenger side was more difficult as there are some pieces in the way that make it hard to get to the bolts. Took probably 2-3 times as long.

I really like the look of the chrome. Changes the look of the front end slightly.

Cheers!

2007XTSDub
04-10-11, 08:44 PM
Pics?

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ELUSIVE
04-10-11, 09:12 PM
Here you go:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17964735/ESV1.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17964735/ESV2.jpg

2007XTSDub
04-10-11, 09:23 PM
Looks good

Sent from Android.

hcvone
04-11-11, 06:55 AM
I installed the GM chrome tow hooks (19243784) on my 2010 Escalade ESV this afternoon.

I had read some posts that the front bumper had to come off in order to do this install. I didn't remove mine.

I started with the drivers side (easier) and pretty quickly had the old hook out. It took a little bit of playing around to get the new hook in place but once I did it bolted on rather easily. Lots more room on this side.

The passenger side was more difficult as there are some pieces in the way that make it hard to get to the bolts. Took probably 2-3 times as long.

I really like the look of the chrome. Changes the look of the front end slightly.

Cheers!

Yea I put them on every truck, don't know who said the bumper has to be removed, it's a 10 minute job on a lift. I always take the black ones to my friends shop and have them chromed for the next truck. :)

MrHolland
04-11-11, 07:33 AM
That looks nice.

ELUSIVE
04-11-11, 11:11 AM
Upon researching I found numerous threads saying that removing the bumper made it easier on GM vehicles:

Here are two such examples:
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-escalade-ext-esv-forum-2007/178698-gm-accessories-chrome-tow-hooks.html
http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=128988&pid=1147780&mode=threaded&start=#entry1147780

Needless to say that I was stoked to finish the job without having too.

bstiffmanofsteel
04-11-11, 03:01 PM
Looks good!

Rich909
04-11-11, 06:57 PM
Looks good!

x2 Rich