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Old 06-03-2016, 01:04 PM
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Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 Tow Hooks Recovery Point Years 2011 2016 | eBay

Hmmm. Ideas??

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Old 06-03-2016, 01:46 PM
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Re: Tow Hooks?

I paid $135 shipped for the OEM tow hook kit a year or two ago those look a bit more sturdy but I guess it depends on how much and what you want to use them for. I think the OEMs tend to sit back and blend in a little better.
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Old 06-03-2016, 02:06 PM
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Re: Tow Hooks?

I emailed the seller. He said they're based off hooks made by a company in Australia. I looked them up: WK2 Off-Road Accessories & Gear | Chief Products - pretty BA looking stuff! That said, you're right - I'm not sure there's much advantage over the OEM hooks. I'm finding Mopar hooks hovering right around $200 though, which is more than I paid when I put them on my 2011
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Re: Tow Hooks?

The OEM hooks also connect to the back of the post with a 30mm stud. These look to mount only at the spacer location which may or may not reduce strength or capability.


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Old 06-03-2016, 02:19 PM
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The OEM hooks also connect to the back of the post with a 30mm stud. These look to mount only at the spacer location which may or may not reduce strength or capability.


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True, but the bracket itself is only held by the two bolts, right? So the 30mm stud is only as strong as the two bolts holding the bracket? I'm kind of dumb, so I might be wrong.
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True, but the bracket itself is only held by the two bolts, right? So the 30mm stud is only as strong as the two bolts holding the bracket? I'm kind of dumb, so I might be wrong.

That is slightly right. The back bolt also holds for pull force which would reduce the force (forward of the vehicle) on the two bolts holding in the spacer. Below is an image of the OEM setup. You can see the two spacer bolts which also sit tight against the tow hook. However you can also see the rear bracket where the tow hook slides through and then is secured with the rear 30mm bolt.

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That is slightly right. The back bolt also holds for pull force which would reduce the force (forward of the vehicle) on the two bolts holding in the spacer. Below is an image of the OEM setup. You can see the two spacer bolts which also sit tight against the tow hook. However you can also see the rear bracket where the tow hook slides through and then is secured with the rear 30mm bolt.

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I completely forgot about the two spacer bolts (again, I'm dumb). Thanks for the visual!!
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Does anyone know where I can purchase the mounting hardware only for front tow hooks? I have a set of chrome tow hooks I want to install on my 2015 GC Limited but I do not have the mounting hardware (brackets, bolts, nuts, etc..). I can't seem to find the hardware only for sale anywhere and my local dealer said they can't order the hardware only, I'd have to buy a set of black tow hooks to aquire the hardware. Really trying to avoid the extra expense ofbuying tow hooks I don't need just to get the hardware. Any suggestions?
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Does anyone know where I can purchase the mounting hardware only for front tow hooks? I have a set of chrome tow hooks I want to install on my 2015 GC Limited but I do not have the mounting hardware (brackets, bolts, nuts, etc..). I can't seem to find the hardware only for sale anywhere and my local dealer said they can't order the hardware only, I'd have to buy a set of black tow hooks to aquire the hardware. Really trying to avoid the extra expense ofbuying tow hooks I don't need just to get the hardware. Any suggestions?

The only way is to buy a complete tow hook kit. Sucks, but that's the only option.


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Does anyone know where I can purchase the mounting hardware only for front tow hooks? I have a set of chrome tow hooks I want to install on my 2015 GC Limited but I do not have the mounting hardware (brackets, bolts, nuts, etc..). I can't seem to find the hardware only for sale anywhere and my local dealer said they can't order the hardware only, I'd have to buy a set of black tow hooks to aquire the hardware. Really trying to avoid the extra expense ofbuying tow hooks I don't need just to get the hardware. Any suggestions?
Salvage yard. You will have to buy the whole set but cheaper than new.

Not trying to be a smart Alec but you started two threads and posted in another. One post is plenty, we will find it.

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Re: Tow Hooks?

Yeah... Sorry about the three threads. New to the forum and wasn't sure what I was doing yet. First thread I didn't think got posted, then realized I put it under the "welcome new members " forum. Second thread beacuse I found a topic talking about tow hooks and thought that made more sense. Third thread was when I finally figured out how to start my own topic.... I didn't take it as you being a smart Alec.. Pleae feel free to correct me if I do any other stupid things . =)
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I was actually looking at these also let me know what you decide to do.


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