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Old 08-20-2013, 01:26 PM
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

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I cannot understand why Jeep dropped the tow hooks from the Summit. They were standard on the 2013. All I had to had was the skid plate package. Seems like anyone would tow hooks on the premium model.
The simple and specific answer is that the MY14 Summit is marketed as a luxury 4WD vehicle, not an off-road 4WD vehicle...key word "marketed". If you want to add the tow-hooks you can do it after the fact, but it does require cutting out the front lower fascia to get to the mounting points and provide clearance for the tow-hooks, themselves.
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

I just purchased the tow hooks. But i could not figure the best way to remove all of the front bumper and the front guard is not knock out, and I do not want to cut it myself. Any solutions? By the way all the mounting holes are intact and ready for use.
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

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I just purchased the tow hooks. But i could not figure the best way to remove all of the front bumper and the front guard is not knock out, and I do not want to cut it myself. Any solutions? By the way all the mounting holes are intact and ready for use.

yeah I was considering doing the same but need a clean look and going to either modify a cover or a bezel. Depends on how far out the hook sits looks like it sits very far back so maybe cutting/modifying a cover like this will work. same pattern and material and only $10 bucks so I ordered one going to see if I can create a cover before I decided to cut the lower grill. if that doesn't come out well may try the same on a bezel. If it doesn't look right no big deal only a ten dollar loose.





problem is the that lower grill material on summit is tiered not flat like some of the covers out there so may be hard to get a clean look.

ideally being able to extend the hook out a little farther and then just cut a small hole to accommodate the shaft would be cleanest but modifying the hook would be no easy task and not one I would want to attempt. so will see how this goes
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

I gave up and returned the hooks to the dealer,good luck
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

Silvermax... Did you bail on this project as well? I bought the hooks and started looking at add them to my 14 Summit... Major pain to remove and install like on Overland. I agree, a pain just looking at everything. That lower fascia on the Summit is different I think than the Overland (besides the panel cutouts).. I am going to do some more research before jumping into it.... First observation might be to use a piece of flat bar 3/4"x2" about 8" long. Use the bracket in the tow hook kit for a template to drill mounting holes to frame. The two mounting holes to the frame are pretty easy to get to. Maybe lay flat bar in place and use to mark inside of the grille from frame side. Then cut out flat bar hole. Rebuild the hook portion and bolt or weld to the flat bar. Could be installed then by sliding through hole and bolt in to frame. I believe it would be strong enough to be pulled out from getting stuck... I believe it would be as strong as factory setup... An opinions or suggestions here cheerfully accepted..... Will continue post once decided what path I am going down....
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Silvermax... Did you bail on this project as well? I bought the hooks and started looking at add them to my 14 Summit... Major pain to remove and install like on Overland. I agree, a pain just looking at everything. That lower fascia on the Summit is different I think than the Overland (besides the panel cutouts).. I am going to do some more research before jumping into it.... First observation might be to use a piece of flat bar 3/4"x2" about 8" long. Use the bracket in the tow hook kit for a template to drill mounting holes to frame. The two mounting holes to the frame are pretty easy to get to. Maybe lay flat bar in place and use to mark inside of the grille from frame side. Then cut out flat bar hole. Rebuild the hook portion and bolt or weld to the flat bar. Could be installed then by sliding through hole and bolt in to frame. I believe it would be strong enough to be pulled out from getting stuck... I believe it would be as strong as factory setup... An opinions or suggestions here cheerfully accepted..... Will continue post once decided what path I am going down....
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Will check it out...
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