Originally Posted by shewstring
GC Limited, thanks for the write-up. Where did you buy the hooks from? Also, did you have to pull hard to get the lower bumper off or did it come off easily after the bolts and quick fastener removal? I hate to break some tabs off because I didn't thing anything else is holding after the fastener removal. Thanks.
I bought the tow hook kit from an on-line Chrysler Jeep parts web site, about $140...part number 82212095. There's about 5 or so web sites that sell them for about that price, just pick the one that offers the least expensive shipping to your area.
As for removing the lower bumper cover (once you have the license plate holder and all the fasteners removed), it's really not that hard. The trick is to start at the ends by the wheel well...reaching in back to help get the first couple tabs out helps too. Once the ends are out, work your way to the middle...those come out real easy. All told I got the lower bumper cover off in like a minute. Ensure you have a nice soft drop cloth or blanket to rest the bumper cover on so it doesn't get scratched.
While you have the lower bumper cover off, it's a excellent time to replace the fog light bulbs with some good H11 Phillips Crystal Vision Ultra bulbs!
No more yellow light from the crappy stock Sylvania bulbs! I replaced all with the Phillips Crystal Vision Ultras (H11 low beams, 9005 high beams, H11 fog light)