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2012 Model Overland Front Recovery hooks

I have heard that the 2012 model no longer comes with front recovery hooks. Does anyone have one to confirm if its true. Or do they come with the of road pack even???
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Re: 2012 Model Overland Front Recovery hooks

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I have heard that the 2012 model no longer comes with front recovery hooks. Does anyone have one to confirm if its true. Or do they come with the of road pack even???
My order was based on the assumption they were there on all models... I have ordered the ORA II pack on mine, and they better be there!!

Once I get my VON/VIN, hopefully the build sheet from Milous will confirm/deny, they I will be following up with the Dealer!
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Re: 2012 Model Overland Front Recovery hooks

Where did you hear that? That might be the case in the States but I believe they are still standard on all aussie models.

Looking at my build sheet - If they are called "XEVS tow eye brackets" then they are listed as part of the standard build. If not then they might be part of the "ABAA Australia equipment group".
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Re: 2012 Model Overland Front Recovery hooks

Hi Mendo

I got the info from the Ausjeep web site:

2012 Grand Cherokee models no longer come with front Tow Hooks.
Apparently to meet Euro Pedestrian Impact Regulations!!!!
http://talkingjeepoz.blogspot.com/20...012-grand.html
Jeep Australia could have had them put in the back of the car and fitted them here prior to delivery but no... that would be the common sense approach.

Ask your dealer for a quote and it will be $900+ for parts plus fitting!
Go to Just For Jeeps .com and they will land them at your door for $273 direct from the US.
We have customers expecting them on their new Grand Cherokee too!
The 2011 has them standard.
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Re: 2012 Model Overland Front Recovery hooks

Thanks Sege,

I'm not really concerned because I'm removing them to fit an ECB bullbar, but I had asked the dealer to keep the front air dam and hooks if I ever decided to remove the bar.

It is disappointing we find this stuff out on these forums rather from the dealers. I would imagine they have received some 2012 models by now.....
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Re: 2012 Model Overland Front Recovery hooks

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Thanks Sege,

I'm not really concerned because I'm removing them to fit an ECB bullbar, but I had asked the dealer to keep the front air dam and hooks if I ever decided to remove the bar.

It is disappointing we find this stuff out on these forums rather from the dealers. I would imagine they have received some 2012 models by now.....
Doesnt the ECB bullbar have holes ready for the hooks? I was under the impression they do..
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Doesnt the ECB bullbar have holes ready for the hooks? I was under the impression they do..
No i was under the same impression. I saw one ready for delivery at the local dealership so dropped in to have a sticky. They have their own set of eyes welded onto the channel mounts inside the hole where you'd expect the hooks to come through. So you will need some d-shackles to connect to them. It makes sense now if you have a close look at the photo connected to towing straps.

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Re: 2012 Model Overland Front Recovery hooks

Nice... What's the sort of price on one?
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Nice... What's the sort of price on one?
I haven't done any bargaining (not even sure if there is any room) but I have been quoted around $2500 fitted by both dealer and local arb store.
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Re: 2012 Model Overland Front Recovery hooks

I asked the dealer where I purchased my Jeep from and this was the reply - I guess all is fine still?

You will still have recovery points but instead of being a fixed bracket now they screw into the car so you can use them as you need them . Feel free to come down to the show room and I can show you how they work.
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I asked the dealer where I purchased my Jeep from and this was the reply - I guess all is fine still?

You will still have recovery points but instead of being a fixed bracket now they screw into the car so you can use them as you need them . Feel free to come down to the show room and I can show you how they work.



Thanks darthgus that is encouraging, but I wonder if we have to purchase them as an extra option? Knowing Jeep Australia. But lets hope not if originally they were included in the 2011!
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Re: 2012 Model Overland Front Recovery hooks

As mentioned on that TalkingJeepOz site, it says the following after re-reading;

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They do come with the screw in tie down hook which is NOT suitable for any recovery.
Now trying to find out info about these screw in tie down hooks - if they arent for recovery what is the point of them?
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