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Old 09-20-2009, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default anyone of you tow geo tracker with tow bar

I need know how mount hook to bumper on geo tracker.

My Uncle want buy one but I check under bumper and think it not be easy job.


Can anyone get pictures of mount go to bumper. I need see how it hook.

How you can turn if geo tracker's steering is unlock but how to turn?
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You need to secure the tow bar to the frame not the bumper.

The vehicle uses geometric forces to stear the towed vehicle, do not lock steering.
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The bumper is only held on by two 8mm bolts on each side that are under shear forces with respect to the tow bar. Not strong enough. Unless you are comfortable with the possibility of your Tracker departing from your bumper avec tow bar et safety chains and crossing the meridian to wipe out a family I would recommend one of two options.

1) Keep shiny stock bumper and buy custom brackets made for the vehicle that bolt to the frame by a tow bar manufacturer. Pricey but safe and well engineered.

2) Remove stock bumper completely or cut out center grill portion below bumper so you can weld a piece of 2"x4" 3/16" wall box tube directly onto the horns (the two flat areas on the front of the frame rails). Then you can bolt a tow bar directly to the box tube.

I did option #2 on mine without the bumper because it is a hunting rig.
My buddy and I did option #2 on his yesterday but he removed the bumper and cut the grill portion under the bumper out in the center so he can attach his tow bar then put his bumper back on because, although his is also a hunting rig he wanted a more refined look. I used a custom welded tow bar. He used a Reese tow bar that he bought from Princess Auto in Canada for like $50. I'd have pics but they're both being painted up.
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Can you post pictures.


That will help us much.
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I need know how mount hook to bumper on geo tracker.

My Uncle want buy one but I check under bumper and think it not be easy job.


Can anyone get pictures of mount go to bumper. I need see how it hook.

How you can turn if geo tracker's steering is unlock but how to turn?
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I'll try to get some pictures up.
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My towbar was not nearly as complicated as that Humprhey's thing. In the back of the Tracker, under the bumper and just behind the gas tank is a round bar that is attached to the frame by 4 bolts - 2 on each side. I removed them. The towbar that I got was surprisingly heavy duty - it has a bar that goes across from left to right on the frame, which takes the place of the rounded bar that was removed (that round bar is to protect the gas tank - so the tow bar has a heavy bar going across that replaces that). Just four bolts attaches it to the frame. Will post a picture of it if you want.
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My towbar was not nearly as complicated as that Humprhey's thing. In the back of the Tracker, under the bumper and just behind the gas tank is a round bar that is attached to the frame by 4 bolts - 2 on each side. I removed them. The towbar that I got was surprisingly heavy duty - it has a bar that goes across from left to right on the frame, which takes the place of the rounded bar that was removed (that round bar is to protect the gas tank - so the tow bar has a heavy bar going across that replaces that). Just four bolts attaches it to the frame. Will post a picture of it if you want.
Sounds like you are talking about a trailer hitch rather than a way to tow the tracker behind a vehicle. My tow bar brackets are welded to the frame rails in front.
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Oops, I guess I didn't understand original post....
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you need to talk to the draw bar folks. they designed it so only they know.
and yes, to the frame these cars are 5mph bumper fitted and weak. (as it must be)
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