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Re: 2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

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Anybody have "The idiot's guide to a quick and easy summit fascia removal (and getting the SOB back together"?

What is teh part number for the black plastic part that was cut? May be worth buying one and cutting off the car.

Should be able to do it myself if I take of the fascia.
Wish I would help you out more. Looks easy for the non summit. Would hope it is as simple as disconnecting the extra bits for the summit.

I tried to match the lower black plastic on mopar's site and could only find the lower fascia plastic for the lower models as well. Might be able to take the picture from 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Frame, Bumper And Fascia | Mopar into a dealer to get some assistance. If you can just find number 22 from that picture, I think you would be all set.
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Re: 2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

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Anybody have "The idiot's guide to a quick and easy summit fascia removal (and getting the SOB back together"?

What is teh part number for the black plastic part that was cut? May be worth buying one and cutting off the car.

Should be able to do it myself if I take of the fascia.
Yeah exactly what I was thinking. was definitely not easy to figure out the part number from the jeep drawings but here is. Part number 68143103AC its about $44 if I remember right plus 10 or so to ship.

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Drive Auto Parts | OEM Parts for Mopar Ford GM

not sure about the facia removal id like the quick 123 manual on that also
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Re: 2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

Finally got around to putting the tow hooks on my summit. went fairly well, I took the air dam off and cut the holes for the hooks with one of those osculating cutters and then put it all back together.

I used this to cut the holes only cause I already had it
http://www.harborfreight.com/oscillating-multifunction-power-tool-68861-8493.html

but if I had it to do again I would have used this one , it offers a little more control
http://www.harborfreight.com/variable-speed-multifunction-power-tool-67537.html

one recommendation I would make if you decided to use an oscillating cutter is drill 4 small pilot holes from the front side to establish your boundaries for cutting but then make your cuts from the back side. these type of cutters tend to jump around and you don't want to mark up your front side.

one of these is helpful also
http://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-composite-digital-caliper-93293.html

picked up the OEM hooks on ebay for $134 including shipping so fairly low cost add on if you want to take the time to do it.

so $134 for the hooks and $417 for all the OEM skid plates, for both about $550 and makes the summit a little more capable for the beach and the back road camping trips

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Re: 2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

Great job.
Can you post how you took that front fascia off?

Also, do not sell the off road ability of the summit short. It is a very capable model - you just loose a few degrees in the front.
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2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

Tagging along.. Actually going to pull the trigger on one tuesday..Its a shame how i like all the looks of the overland on the outside but all the bells and whistles of the summit on the inside.. I want to do the same exact thing to mines and possible change the rims..how did you matched it up so perfectly?


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Re: 2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

sure, put the quadra lift all the way up, take out the 5 or 6 plastic quarter turn thumb turn things, take out the 4 plastic push rivets on the front under edge of the air dam, pull the air baffle out. There are 16 clip springs like in the picture below, reach your hand up and push on the front side of them with your finger and they pop out without much force. there are 2 on each side that are hard to reach but if you have a thin enough hand lol you can get it up there far enough to pop them. once there out just work your way around the edge of the air dam pushing in on it and pulling out on the bumper cover and it comes off. you do have to bend the bumper cover a bit in places to get it off but the tabs are pretty flexible they don't break as easily as they might seem. when you put it back together I put some of the clip springs in the opposite way that were hard to reach, as long as they "pop" in to place its fine. those clip springs are also used to hold the chrome trim on, you don't need to remove those ones only the 16 along the air dam perimeter. It doesn't come off quite as easy as the one on the overland but it does come off and its one of those things the first time you do it the next time will probably go quicker. sorry I didn't take pictures when I did it that probably would have helped you.
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Re: 2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

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sure, put the quadra lift all the way up, take out the 5 or 6 plastic quarter turn thumb turn things, take out the 4 plastic push rivets on the front under edge of the air dam, pull the air baffle out. There are 16 clip springs like in the picture below, reach your hand up and push on the front side of them with your finger and they pop out without much force. there are 2 on each side that are hard to reach but if you have a thin enough hand lol you can get it up there far enough to pop them. once there out just work your way around the edge of the air dam pushing in on it and pulling out on the bumper cover and it comes off. you do have to bend the bumper cover a bit in places to get it off but the tabs are pretty flexible they don't break as easily as they might seem. when you put it back together I put some of the clip springs in the opposite way that were hard to reach, as long as they "pop" in to place its fine. those clip springs are also used to hold the chrome trim on, you don't need to remove those ones only the 16 along the air dam perimeter. It doesn't come off quite as easy as the one on the overland but it does come off and its one of those things the first time you do it the next time will probably go quicker. sorry I didn't take pictures when I did it that probably would have helped you.

Looks good. Would have loved to see pictures as the clips were being popped or a picture of the back side so you could circle the clip locations.


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I know a picture is worth 1000 words right lol. wish I would have taken a few more shots while I was doing it. maybe this will help a little below is what the clip looks like sitting in the bumper tab, push on it at a 45 degree angle and it pops out fairly easy. follow the green line in the other picture and there are 8 of those bumper tabs with a clip in them on the left and 8 on the right side of the bumper about every 3 or 4 inches. The two blue lines are about where the two clips are that were harder to see and get to. hope that helps some
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Re: 2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

I have had some requests for dimensions on the hole I cut. here is a picture of the dimensions that worked for mine. please remember that this is what worked for mine but it is possible that your dimensions could be slightly different depending on build dates how they are assembled and that type of thing. so should be close but no guarantee to be exact and you may have to work with it for your particular jeep. good news is that the lower grill piece is only $55 shipped so if you make an error cutting you can get another at a reasonable cost. I bought an extra before I started just incase, didn't end up using it though.
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Re: 2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

Thanks so much, silvermax! Previous posts of tow-hook installations on the summit left the impression that the cut edge necessarily ends up looking quite rough and unfinished. In contrast, you have pulled off a really polished installation. Very cool! I feel inspired to follow your lead.
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Man your good.. Looking forward to doing this install.. I hope it comes out as clean as yours


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Re: 2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

Hope it helps guys. Just remember though those numbers will likely be a little fluid every jeep is a little different you will likely have to do some tweaking for your specific Jeep. Should give you a fairly accurate starting point though. Expect to spend a little time with it its not a half hour job, I think it took me around 4 hours or so start to finish to get the hooks on.
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