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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

Plastidip. The actual dip, not the aerosal. The dip puts on a much thicker and durable coating. It's also faster. I've pulled out several stuck vehicles and its held up nicely.

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Plastidip. The actual dip, not the aerosal. The dip puts on a much thicker and durable coating. It's also faster. I've pulled out several stuck vehicles and its held up nicely.
Thanks for the info, I found it and will do the same with a black tow hook kit.
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:47 AM
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

I just bought a 2015 Summit and I want to install tow hooks. I saw other people's installations and some of them look great but I had another idea and was wondering if anyone has tried it. On justforjeeps.com they had the tow hook bezel for the WK2 Overland for sell for $10 each side. I wanted to know if it might be possible to cut out the shape of that bezel in the lower honeycomb, in front of where the tow hooks would go on a Summit, and then utilize those bezels by attaching them (somehow, I haven't figured that part out yet) for a more factory/clean look. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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I just bought a 2015 Summit and I want to install tow hooks. I saw other people's installations and some of them look great but I had another idea and was wondering if anyone has tried it. On justforjeeps.com they had the tow hook bezel for the WK2 Overland for sell for $10 each side. I wanted to know if it might be possible to cut out the shape of that bezel in the lower honeycomb, in front of where the tow hooks would go on a Summit, and then utilize those bezels by attaching them (somehow, I haven't figured that part out yet) for a more factory/clean look. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
I looked into some bezels and covers before doing it how i did it on mine but could not come up with a clean way to do it. Even bought a few covers to test fit. Problem is the lower summit grill where the hooks are is teared and a good bit different shape than the overland setup. If your good at plastic work and want to spend some time with it you might be able to come up with something.

I mainly wanted them as suttle and clean stock look as possible but functional. Cutting the two small slits and letting them just poke through worked for what i wanted. Just needed to be able to get a D ring around them was all i needed, which works fine.

Let us know what you come up with, be nice to see some one get some thing to work out with bezels. A shame they left them off in the first place, kind of a dumb move on jeeps part but at least the mounting points where there and a couple small slits do the trick if needed. Good luck
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I looked into some bezels and covers before doing it how i did it on mine but could not come up with a clean way to do it. Even bought a few covers to test fit. Problem is the lower summit grill where the hooks are is teared and a good bit different shape than the overland setup. If your good at plastic work and want to spend some time with it you might be able to come up with something.

I mainly wanted them as suttle and clean stock look as possible but functional. Cutting the two small slits and letting them just poke through worked for what i wanted. Just needed to be able to get a D ring around them was all i needed, which works fine.

Let us know what you come up with, be nice to see some one get some thing to work out with bezels. A shame they left them off in the first place, kind of a dumb move on jeeps part but at least the mounting points where there and a couple small slits do the trick if needed. Good luck

I agree with you on it being a dumb move on Jeep's part. I really wish they had made the ORA-II an option on the Summit . As far as me being good with plastic work...I have never worked with plastic (besides a basic plastic class in HS) Lol. I ordered the bezels though and I am going to give it a shot. I really do like your installation. I think it looks really clean and if I can't get this to work then I plan on doing it exactly like you did. Thanks!
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:03 AM
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

Summit isn't "marketed" to the off-road crowd...hence the decisions they made relative to options available. Fortunately, folks can adapt...
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I agree with you on it being a dumb move on Jeep's part. I really wish they had made the ORA-II an option on the Summit . As far as me being good with plastic work...I have never worked with plastic (besides a basic plastic class in HS) Lol. I ordered the bezels though and I am going to give it a shot. I really do like your installation. I think it looks really clean and if I can't get this to work then I plan on doing it exactly like you did. Thanks!
Agree with you would have been nice to have the ORA-II option on it but its not that bad to add on the stock parts to get it there if you desire. Its just skid plates, hooks and 18s all are bolt ons with some plastic cutting for the hooks, the rest of the drive system/suspension is the same thing. All the stock plates were about $420, hooks were about $130 and i didnt want the 18s. But when its new if you do want the 18s most dealers would gladly take your summit rims and swap them for 18s from a larado or limited on the lot for no cost. They will call the 20s a dealer upgrade on the lorado/limited they took the 18s from and add $1000 to the price of the limited or something like that lol. Key is to cut that deal when its new because then they can still sellem as new with the jeep. Not likely they would do it if there are any miles on them at all because then they would not be "new" technically and could not sell them mounted on a new jeep. Anyway i considered $550 to get it there a reasonable cost thats assiming you do it yourself anyway. Good luck let us see some pictures when you get the bezels on be cool to see
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Summit isn't "marketed" to the off-road crowd...hence the decisions they made relative to options available. Fortunately, folks can adapt...
And it was a bad decision Every marketing commercial i have ever seen for the GC shows the summit plowing through snow above the bumper, driving on the beach, driving through streams and driving on off road trails. If you drive it the way they are maketing it there is a good chance of getting stuck. So a stupid move not to put the hooks on or at least an option for hooks for the way they are marketing it.
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Agree with you would have been nice to have the ORA-II option on it but its not that bad to add on the stock parts to get it there if you desire. Its just skid plates, hooks and 18s all are bolt ons with some plastic cutting for the hooks, the rest of the drive system/suspension is the same thing. All the stock plates were about $420, hooks were about $130 and i didnt want the 18s. But when its new if you do want the 18s most dealers would gladly take your summit rims and swap them for 18s from a larado or limited on the lot for no cost. They will call the 20s a dealer upgrade on the lorado/limited they took the 18s from and add $1000 to the price of the limited or something like that lol. Key is to cut that deal when its new because then they can still sellem as new with the jeep. Not likely they would do it if there are any miles on them at all because then they would not be "new" technically and could not sell them mounted on a new jeep. Anyway i considered $550 to get it there a reasonable cost thats assiming you do it yourself anyway. Good luck let us see some pictures when you get the bezels on be cool to see
Yeah I agree. I was actually having a hard time choosing between Overland and Summit because I didn't know that you could get the Quadra-Drive system on the Summit (only with the diesel) and that was something I really wanted. Once I found out it came with the diesel, my decision was made for me. I do have a bunch of mods I plan on doing though. The only problem is that mine is a lease (as I always tend to want a new car after 3 or so years) and I don't know if it is worth doing all the mods...

Here are the mods I have planned (probably won't start anything until I get my tax return though)

-RRO Brush Bar-Bumper Combo with Winch
-RRO Adventure Roof Rack (with all the accessories)
-RRO Supersliders
-RRO Skid Plates
-Diesel DEF Skid Plate from www.jeepecodieselfix.com
-Add Tow Hooks
-Powder Coat Stock Summit Wheels Black
-Paint or Pasti-Dip Platinum Package Trim and All Chrome to Black (haven't decided which route to go yet)
-Blackout Logos
-Tint Divers Side and Passenger Side Front Windows
-Add Rear Reflector Replacement LED Lights
-Tint All Lights
-Changeout Interior Lighting w/LEDs
-Changeout Fog Lamps (to white in color)
-Add LED Lightbar(s) and Other Lighting to Bar-Bumper Combo and Adventure Rack

It's gonna cost a pretty penny but I think it will come out looking awesome!
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That sounds like a good plan will look good when you are done im sure, it is alot to put into a 3 year lease but you can always buy it out at the end of the lease if you want. Also you can get qudra drive on the V8 and the diesel just not the v6. Mine will probably be a 10 year car, i bought the lifetime maxcare so should keep the repair bills down as it ages, free rental benifit is nice too. My 2014 is 2 years old in march, time flies thats for sure. Just waiting for parts on 1 recall and thats the only out standing issue. Once the new car bugs were worked out all is well.
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That sounds like a good plan will look good when you are done im sure, it is alot to put into a 3 year lease but you can always buy it out at the end of the lease if you want. Also you can get qudra drive on the V8 and the diesel just not the v6. Mine will probably be a 10 year car, i bought the lifetime maxcare so should keep the repair bills down as it ages, free rental benifit is nice too. My 2014 is 2 years old in march, time flies thats for sure. Just waiting for parts on 1 recall and thats the only out standing issue. Once the new car bugs were worked out all is well.
So I got the bezels a while ago and I don't think they will work. The good thing is, I may not need them now. I ordered the RRO prerunner and when I install that, I will have to remove most of the lower fascia anyway so problem solved. :-)
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I am looking for the Summit door still they are illuminated.


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