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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

How about the nudge bar brackets that are in ADR?
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:37 PM
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

My Salesman just called to say he has had confirmation that the new recovery "hook" and nudgebar are in production and will be available late this month / early next month.

As to the cost - He said he hopes Jeep will come the the party and retrofit a hook to all MY 2012 that need it for no cost. Their response was at this stage they haven't finalised that and they were meeting in Melbourne to discuss it...... Time to re-apply pressure (on facebook - via email etc) to make sure they do the right thing. I believe they will but it's still best to make sure our voice is heard.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:49 AM
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

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Anyone heard anything?
On the Jeep Australia facebook site state, "
Jeep Australia Hi Rodney Gray, as you noted, the front recovery tow hook of the Grand Cherokee is not fitted to model year 2012 variants. Our Parts and Accessories division is currently developing a part suitable for fitment to the vehicle. We expect the part to be available in the near future and will contact relevant customers at the appropriate time. Thanks16 February at 09:37 Unlike 1"
Latest advice is that they are undergoing ADR evaluation and should be available mid April.
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Simple solution for anyone who has a non tow hook Jeep. If Jeep say they will cost anything, just ask Jeep to provide a full refund for their purchase price. I am sure Jeep will meet the full cost for this retrofit, I just hope it is not some dodgy fix.
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Just thought I would let those of you who are considering the Nudge Bar for their JGC know that it eliminates the function of your TOW HOOKS, (2011 models or those equipped standard) I would also check with the dealer if the new brkts FOR THE 2012 will interfere the same way.
To fit the nudge bar the tow hooks are retained and the Nudge Bar brackets then actually bolt straight to the same mounting point, an easy installation but impractical, the nudge bar actually interfers with the tow hook so you need to decide because you cant have both, I decided to list my Nudge Bar and brkts on Ebay ( 14/03/12) big decision but I prefere the tow hooks, especially as the nudge bar although pretty does not even have driving light mounts.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:34 AM
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

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Just thought I would let those of you who are considering the Nudge Bar for their JGC know that it eliminates the function of your TOW HOOKS, (2011 models or those equipped standard) I would also check with the dealer if the new brkts FOR THE 2012 will interfere the same way.
To fit the nudge bar the tow hooks are retained and the Nudge Bar brackets then actually bolt straight to the same mounting point, an easy installation but impractical, the nudge bar actually interfers with the tow hook so you need to decide because you cant have both, I decided to list my Nudge Bar and brkts on Ebay ( 14/03/12) big decision but I prefere the tow hooks, especially as the nudge bar although pretty does not even have driving light mounts.
Not quite correct. The 2012 models do not have the tow hooks which were on the 2011 models. In fact, the chassis has been altered on the 2012 model so the tow hooks cannot be retrofitted.
Therefore, the only solution, at this point in time, is to have something manufactured. If that means that they are building a nudgebar, with integrated hooks, then that may be a solution. At this point in time, it is necessary to wait to see exactly what Jeep have come up with.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:55 AM
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Call me cynical, but I'll lay money that the solution is not provided gratis.

I don't quite get how the MY2011 complies with the tow hooks but the MY2012 does not.
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Because changes go forward not backwards.
It is apparently due to tougher restrictions in Europe. Because Chrysler Intl is England based, it is possible that they dictate what all the export models are to have or not to have. Because they cannot have them, they probably said no one gets them.
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Sealous - Its all due to them changing Euro Safety testing.
Im not sure if the 2011 even went through Euro Safety testing, just Aussie. Either way, this was why it was changed.

Im going to hopefully see if me and a mate can get something worked out, as i mentioned previously, but he has been busy building his car for Tuff Trucks this weekend so havent had much of a chance of doing anything else.
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

I am aware the 2012 JGC does not have TOW HOOKS, I own and have taken delivery of my car 2011 JGC with TOW HOOKS, I have also fitted the Mopar Nudge Bar and Brackets so I can say first hand that my post is correct, what they come up with on the 2012 is yet to be seen, so it is hypothetical and a guess at best, if they do anything like the 2011 design ( and they will only change the brkts why reinvent the wheel,) the tow hooks on the 2012 when and if they come will be rendered useless once the Nudge Bar is fitted.
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

The Europeans seem to be particularly quiet about the lack of recovery hooks. Why is that? Don't they have real off-road track?
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

The Europeans probably havent yet noticed.
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