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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

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I bought these tow hooks: MOPAR Production Front Tow Hook Set With Hardware, Black - 82212095-M

2 Mopar hooks plus hardware. They have free shipping and price match. I used their price match to lower the price $40. Sweet deal and great customer service.
Where did you find it lower to get the price match?

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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

I just finished putting my tow hooks on my '14 Limited today and just wanted to say "thanks!" to everyone that posted tips, pics, etc. from their installs. I think I spent more time reading this thread than I did running through the whole install (~45 min).

As it's been mentioned numerous times, running the bolts through the nuts a few times before the install helped a ton. Also, I was glad there was only the 1 pop-rivet that needed to be dealt with and it had a handy indentation for a screwdriver to help with removal.
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

Did the install over the weekend on my 2014 Limited. Removing the fascia was easy, the instructions included were pretty bad so this thread helped. The bolts were not labeled so with some trial and error I determined you had to use the shorter bolts for the main bracket and the longer bolts for the front bracket and spacers.

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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

Just curious, would it have been easier to remove the whole front bumper instead?
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

Looks like u got an export model with a shortened chassis complying with EU pedestrian safety. Basically, only US model can install Mopar hooks now.
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

As my first post, I thank all who contribute to this forum as each thread is a great insight and a world of help.

I have owned Jeep Grand Cherokees from 97 thru 2003. I just came came back to Jeep in 2014 with a Cherokee and now in 2015 with a Grand Cherokee Limited.

For many years I missed my trucks and so excited that I'm back. I'm posting in this thread to say that I just installed my tow hooks and did it without removing the facia. Only the skid plate. I was hesitant to take it off. The reason you take it off now that it's done, is so that you can get the anchor bolts and plate into the frame. I used tape to keep the anchor nuts on the plate and fished it thru. Yep I can't believe that it worked, but it did. Torqued all the bolts. I owe the success of this install to this forum and its members who post how they do things. Thank You All!!!!!!!
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

very false info the tow hooks fit with an adapter plate

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Looks like u got an export model with a shortened chassis complying with EU pedestrian safety. Basically, only US model can install Mopar hooks now.
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

Yesterday I painted the Mopar tow hooks the trailhawk red color, and this morning I installed them.

Just finished here.


Pulled out into the street. Here you can see my wife's '14 Cherokee in the background.


Very easy install. I mean, IF you don't follow the included directions. I used to work heavy collision in the auto body field and stuff like this is second nature to me.

Anyone installing this kit, there is a lot of bare unprotected metal in it. Anything in the kit that isn't black, and isn't a bolt or a nut (bolts and nuts seem to have a galvinized protective coating on them) is prone to rusting. Clean all parts with isopropyl alcohol and paint them with krylon or rustoleum. preferably black to match the bumper reinforcement or unibody frame rails and brackets. DONT LEAVE THESE BARE or you will regret it later while it all rusts.

Anyone have any specific questions about the install, please don't hesitate to ask.

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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

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Yesterday I painted the Mopar tow hooks the trailhawk red color, and this morning I installed them.

Just finished here.


Pulled out into the street. Here you can see my wife's '14 Cherokee in the background.


Very easy install. I mean, IF you don't follow the included directions. I used to work heavy collision in the auto body field and stuff like this is second nature to me.

Anyone installing this kit, there is a lot of bare unprotected metal in it. Anything in the kit that isn't black, and isn't a bolt or a nut (bolts and nuts seem to have a galvinized protective coating on them) is prone to rusting. Clean all parts with isopropyl alcohol and paint them with krylon or rustoleum. preferably black to match the bumper reinforcement or unibody frame rails and brackets. DONT LEAVE THESE BARE or you will regret it later while it all rusts.

Anyone have any specific questions about the install, please don't hesitate to ask.

Best Regards,

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Are the hooks painted with the textured plastidip paint ?
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

This is a great thread and it has some great info. I ma looking to install some hooks this weekend but maybe make some modifications or custom pieces as well. Can any body tell me what the thread pitch is for the M10 bolts that thread directly into frame is? I cant figure out if it is 1.25 or 1.5 before taking the fascia off.
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

Take the bolts to a hardware store and try some nuts on them.
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

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As my first post, I thank all who contribute to this forum as each thread is a great insight and a world of help.

I have owned Jeep Grand Cherokees from 97 thru 2003. I just came came back to Jeep in 2014 with a Cherokee and now in 2015 with a Grand Cherokee Limited.

For many years I missed my trucks and so excited that I'm back. I'm posting in this thread to say that I just installed my tow hooks and did it without removing the facia. Only the skid plate. I was hesitant to take it off. The reason you take it off now that it's done, is so that you can get the anchor bolts and plate into the frame. I used tape to keep the anchor nuts on the plate and fished it thru. Yep I can't believe that it worked, but it did. Torqued all the bolts. I owe the success of this install to this forum and its members who post how they do things. Thank You All!!!!!!!
Can you explain this in a little more detail?
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