No tow hooks allows for a longer light bar. Yep, 42" curved. Fit like a dream. I had a custom bracket made from aluminum that mounted to the holes that others are referencing but I did not have to do that, there are plenty of makeshift brackets you can find at your local hardware store. Before mounting the light bar in there, I had a push bar that had a 20" mounted to the top of it. The look of the 42".... way better!