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Old 04-12-2012, 04:37 AM
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

I Agree!
Hey my 2011 GC has 2 front hooks and 1 read (rated!) direct from jeep! when did they turn wussy???
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:50 AM
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

The front hooks were removed on the 2012 models.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:29 PM
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Hi guys,

I'd appreciate if someone doesnt mind getting under their GC and checking a measurement.

The problem is that the front holes for mounting the hook have been removed. But I believe the holes further back, for mounting the bracket are still there. Can someone check on a 2012 model what the centre to centre measurement is for the holes, and also what size thread they might be?

I've attached a diagram indicating which measurement I'm talking about.

I'm working on options outside the Chrysler ones, and will let everyone know if I manage to come up with something.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:42 PM
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

don't think it is that easy to get to.
Had a quick look at my 2011 and to see anything need to take of the front skirt and maybe bumper cover.
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Sorry Savvas, we're away travelling with the van.......and as per Deserthucker's post - definitely would need the front skirt off - you can't get at it from under or in from the front at all.
You are right though - there is a bracket still there bolted up and it has an integrated thread at the front end for the toy hook to screw into.
I thought from reading the US tow hook installation posts that the body threads were 16mm.
All you can see from the outside once the small grid trim panel in the front of the air dam skirt is removed - is a ~ 35mm hole behind in the plastic skirt, and inside that you can see the female thread the tow eye screws into.
Looks like once the skirt is off the bracket would need to be removed to be able to measure the hole centres, because the bolts are likely up inside the body of the bracket.

Hope someone with tools and a bit of time and work space can help - I reckon you are on the right track.

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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

I have made up a bracket to hold my UHF antenna until I get the mopar nudge bar fitted.
I have a drawing at home that I made up on autocad with all the measurements. From memory the bolt holes are 115mm apart and metric thread of 10mm. I will double check and post the drawing here on Monday.
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

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Sorry Savvas, we're away travelling with the van.......and as per Deserthucker's post - definitely would need the front skirt off - you can't get at it from under or in from the front at all.
You are right though - there is a bracket still there bolted up and it has an integrated thread at the front end for the toy hook to screw into.
I thought from reading the US tow hook installation posts that the body threads were 16mm.
All you can see from the outside once the small grid trim panel in the front of the air dam skirt is removed - is a ~ 35mm hole behind in the plastic skirt, and inside that you can see the female thread the tow eye screws into.
Looks like once the skirt is off the bracket would need to be removed to be able to measure the hole centres, because the bolts are likely up inside the body of the bracket.

Hope someone with tools and a bit of time and work space can help - I reckon you are on the right track.

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No problem gents. I appreciate that it's not that easy to get to.

Regarding the US instructions, I figured that they are talking A/F (across flats) measurements for the bolts as they point out that 16mm and 30mm socket spanners are needed.

Josh ... thanks for that. 115mm centres makes it a bit interesting. Would love to see your diagram for the UHF bracket as I'm also considering how to mount mine when it gets here. This is until ARB do their bullbar.
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

I will post a picture of mine when I get back today. I have made the bracket and installed it already, I am in the same boat, waiting for arb.
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Here is a couple of pics of mine, I drew it up on auto cad first and then fabricated it out of 8mm Steel. It sits just off the body so depending on the type of antenna you install you may want to make the stick out a little further.

I will post the drawing tomorrow as it is at work.
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Here is the PDF of the antenna bracket, you may have to zoom in to see the bracket, i have put measurments on it, if i have missed anything then let me know and i will measure it out for you.
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

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To-date I have been led to believe that I/we will be paying for this. Paying for it regardless of ordering a vehicle in 2011 clearly identified to us as having 2 front tow hooks strong enough for off road recovery but then given a vehicle with only 1 front tow hook and inconistent information on its use or purpose.
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

So, has anyone spied the new recovery hooks yet? They were supposed to be available mid April now they are saying "...soon...".
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