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Re: 2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

Removing was ok, but putting it back on is 10 times more difficult in my opinion. I am going to try to get a friend of mine help me after work. Maybe two of us can put it back on.

If that doesn't work, removing the whole bumper is an option.
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I think some folks took the whole front bumper cover off when they did it. Just removing the lower airdam worked fine for me but you could try taking the whole thing off if you have issues with it.

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Old 06-15-2016, 08:02 PM
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Re: 2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

Has anyone installed chrome front tow hooks on their Summit?
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Has anyone installed chrome front tow hooks on their Summit?
Some have, but they are hideous looking.
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:46 PM
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Some have, but they are hideous looking.
Agree Bob for the summit install you want the black ones that blend in and are hidden not stand out like chrome does
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Re: 2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

Here is another approach:

Disappointingly, the Summit front end does not have tow hook cutouts. Some people have cut their own openings to use the Mopar hooks.

The 2016 has an access door for a light duty tow eye, but it is not available from Mopar in the US (I tried multiple times). Even if it was, it is pretty wimpy to use for recovery.

ohiodieselparts@gmail.com is now making a heavy duty tow eye that fits in the little door on the Summit. It is available in powder coated black steel or stainless steel. Riley at ohiodieselparts said he will be putting these up on Amazon eventually.

Raise the GC to max. height. It only requires removal of three 10mm screws at the RH bottom bumper and splashguard and removal of the quarter turn fasteners under the bumper to get sufficient access to bolt the tow eye in. Use masking tape to hold the tow eye and spacer block together to simplify alignment of the bolt holes as you insert the tow eye from the front.

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Thanks! Just to be clear, these are not the ones on their website yet. If you want the one for the Summit, email or call them. The Summit ones are different.
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Thanks! Just to be clear, these are not the ones on their website yet. If you want the one for the Summit, email or call them. The Summit ones are different.
Then they need to correct their website.

INSTALLATION:
Compatible with these Jeep Cherokee model years 2011-2016
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited & Overland
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited & Overland
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited, Overland & Trailhawk
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited, Overland & Summit
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited, Overland & Summit
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited, Overland & Summit

* Fitment on Summit requires cutting access holes in the grille area of the lower front fascia. Instructions are not currently provided for this modification.
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Re: 2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

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Then they need to correct their website.

INSTALLATION:
Compatible with these Jeep Cherokee model years 2011-2016
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited & Overland
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited & Overland
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited, Overland & Trailhawk
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited, Overland & Summit
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited, Overland & Summit
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Laredo, Limited, Overland & Summit

* Fitment on Summit requires cutting access holes in the grille area of the lower front fascia. Instructions are not currently provided for this modification.
Yes.
In a sense though, it is correct, in that to use the ones on the website on the Summit, access holes need to be cut. But he has just designed a new one just for the molded access door on the passenger side in the 2016 Summits. It is also just one hook, not a pair, since there is just one access door.
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Yes.
In a sense though, it is correct, in that to use the ones on the website on the Summit, access holes need to be cut. But he has just designed a new one just for the molded access door on the passenger side in the 2016 Summits. It is also just one hook, not a pair, since there is just one access door.
Now I have to see if my '17 has an access door.

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Here is another approach:

Disappointingly, the Summit front end does not have tow hook cutouts. Some people have cut their own openings to use the Mopar hooks.

The 2016 has an access door for a light duty tow eye, but it is not available from Mopar in the US (I tried multiple times). Even if it was, it is pretty wimpy to use for recovery.

ohiodieselparts@gmail.com is now making a heavy duty tow eye that fits in the little door on the Summit. It is available in powder coated black steel or stainless steel. Riley at ohiodieselparts said he will be putting these up on Amazon eventually.
Thanks for posting this. I've been waiting for something that actually fit this random lower grill I found on the shelf at my local dealership. I have a 2015 which this grill fits, can you tell by the picture if this is the same grill with cutout that your 16 comes with? Thanks.

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Re: 2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

I have a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I was thinking of doing this myself.(have the neighbor kid do it, ) but from what I have read I may just have the dealer do the install when I have my Blu Ox Tow Bar and Base plate installed.
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