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Old 08-28-2011, 08:59 AM
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Envoy Front Tow Hooks

I have an 08 Envoy and would like to have some tow hooks on the front. T-Blazers of course have them on all 4wd's, but the Envoy does not. Does anyone have experience with installing tow hooks, or maybe a brush guard to the front with tow hooks on the brush guard?
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:44 AM
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Starting around 2006, the towhooks were decontented in the Trailblazers. I believe it became a $35 option. The Envoy bumper is not friendly to the oem tookhooks as you may need to cut holes in the bumper cover. A vendor here makes an excellent front bumper with optional recovery points and optional front receiver. I am not certain if this bumper is available for your Envoy though.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:56 AM
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Starting around 2006, the towhooks were decontented in the Trailblazers. I believe it became a $35 option. The Envoy bumper is not friendly to the oem tookhooks as you may need to cut holes in the bumper cover. A vendor here makes an excellent front bumper with optional recovery points and optional front receiver. I am not certain if this bumper is available for your Envoy though.
I dont think he has the Envoy bumper ready yet.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:47 PM
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Can you name the vendor that has the bumpers, or is that not allowed? I am also wondering about a brush guard, so I'd like to view the web site if possible.
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BartonMD makes the trailvoy armor.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:33 PM
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+3 for BartonMD. but as WEX said I don't believe he has had the pleasure of making one for the Envoy yet. Currently he is working on my bumper for my TB which I have to say I'm very impressed on how its turning out so far.

Also if you fill like Modding the bumper to make the OEMs fit I have them for sale. Just PM if you have questions.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:20 PM
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I have an 08 Envoy and would like to have some tow hooks on the front. T-Blazers of course have them on all 4wd's, but the Envoy does not. Does anyone have experience with installing tow hooks, or maybe a brush guard to the front with tow hooks on the brush guard?
I went with the full brush guard on the front and the bottom of the guard right next to the frame has recovery holes built into it( well thats what i use them for) with the hook on the tow strap i use it works good and i have pulled everything from a small car to a 3500 last year when one went in the ditch and no problems or damage. You may want to have a full brush guard installed and use it. I only paid 550 Installed for mine and it is a single piece not the bolt one brush style.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:27 PM
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That's quite a bumper that Barton MD does. It looks like a real heavy duty, rugged bumper and the attachments for the towing are in the right place for sure. I think I'm looking to stay more in line with the orig bumper. It is also a back and forth work truck as well. Decembersend I think has the right idea for my application. Do you have the stock tow hooks for the T-blazer? I would think they will bolt right to my frame, with some modification to the bumper cover to allow access.
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Thanks for the plugs, guys! I don't make an Envoy bumper yet, because I don't have an Envoy close enough that I can make a bumper on, to get dimensions... I'll eventually do one on a 3" body lift Envoy in Indiana, but haven't had time just yet...


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I went with the full brush guard on the front and the bottom of the guard right next to the frame has recovery holes built into it( well thats what i use them for) with the hook on the tow strap i use it works good and i have pulled everything from a small car to a 3500 last year when one went in the ditch and no problems or damage. You may want to have a full brush guard installed and use it. I only paid 550 Installed for mine and it is a single piece not the bolt one brush style.
I'm seriously having a mini-pannic-attack right now... Most brush guards mount to only the hanging radiator mounts (which are easy to mount), and the plastic bumper mounting M4 bolts at the top... Please make sure yours doesn't mount this way, and if it does, it's only a show piece, and please don't pull or push anything with it!

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Old 09-01-2011, 02:53 PM
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If tow hooks and an aftermarket bumper won't work then you could get a front hitch mount. Here is a pic of Roadie's.

You'll have to trim a little section at the bottom of the air dam but it sits mostly flush from the pics.


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http://forums.trailvoy.com/showthread.php?t=2330
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