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Old 01-28-2012, 04:43 PM
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Has anyone also noticed that the Offroad pack originally listed with All Terrain tyres now provides All Season? Another offroad performance windback.
My Laredo, when it arrives, has the Off-road AP II. The build sheet says clearly All Terrain tires. I'll be interested to see what it has when it arrives. I hope our local dealers aren't doing a tyre switch on us.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:46 PM
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

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My Laredo, when it arrives, has the Off-road AP II. The build sheet says clearly All Terrain tires. I'll be interested to see what it has when it arrives. I hope our local dealers aren't doing a tyre switch on us.

They have been pulling the same trick in the US fitting all season tyres as well. I ordered the OR pack and it came with Khumo Solus, not what I would call All Terrain but ok for touring and beach work which is what I do most off.
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They have been pulling the same trick in the US fitting all season tyres as well. I ordered the OR pack and it came with Khumo Solus, not what I would call All Terrain but ok for touring and beach work which is what I do most off.
The standard tyres we get in Oz are All Season Kumho Solus KL21.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:47 PM
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Just put up another question on Jeep's Facebook site regarding the tow hooks. Please support it until Jeep responds. If we get the numbers, and voice our disappointment, maybe something will be done.
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Just put up another question on Jeep's Facebook site regarding the tow hooks. Please support it until Jeep responds. If we get the numbers, and voice our disappointment, maybe something will be done.
Thanks - I will like when I get home - No FB at work. I will call the State sales manager again as well....

I'm thinking I might be in a little loop hole. Someone who knows more about this thing might tell me otherwise.

If my Vehicle has a 2011 compliance plate on it (even though it is a MY12 vehicle) it might be possible to drill the holes fit the hooks and still be compliant. My service dept is investigating....
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

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They have been pulling the same trick in the US fitting all season tyres as well. I ordered the OR pack and it came with Khumo Solus, not what I would call All Terrain but ok for touring and beach work which is what I do most off.
Sege, I have 2011 Laredo, the spec sheet stated A/T tyres, I am following up with Chrysler,(1) Deceptive advertising and (2) not fit for intended purpose (Trade practices Act).Jeep sent out a Fax to dealers a couple of days ago to get them to change brochures for 2012 models from A/T to A/S, as I have stated before the A/S tyres have poor adhesion on wet roads.
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Sege, I have 2011 Laredo, the spec sheet stated A/T tyres, I am following up with Chrysler,(1) Deceptive advertising and (2) not fit for intended purpose (Trade practices Act).Jeep sent out a Fax to dealers a couple of days ago to get them to change brochures for 2012 models from A/T to A/S, as I have stated before the A/S tyres have poor adhesion on wet roads.
If the spec sheet says A/T tyres as mine does and they are delivered with A/S tyres, one would have to assume the dealers are doing a switch. Not nice!
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

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If the spec sheet says A/T tyres as mine does and they are delivered with A/S tyres, one would have to assume the dealers are doing a switch. Not nice!

It is not the dealers, they arrive with the Kuhmo A/S tyres fitted, so i'm told. Check with your dealer because they have changed the spec for 2012 models to A/S.
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Just put a post of Jeep Facebook as well so hopefully we can get a responce. Go and comment on it, make them read it


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Old 02-01-2012, 05:41 PM
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Would appear we have started something on their facebook site. There have been a lot of angry posters about the tow hooks, and Jeep have finally acknowledged it is an issue. Lets keep up the pressure.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:10 PM
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Yep, they want to engage their clients with social media, they need to take the good with the bad. I am interested on how Jeep are going to sort out this mess, as it makes the GC unsuitable for 4x4'in and this is their marketing edge. Could you imagine if Toyota did it with a Landcruiser or Tata doing it with a Landrover ?
I feel sorry to anyone who is stuck with a 2012 model and need the hooks for 4x4. I hope Jeep sort it out ASAP.
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

I fear that this will not be an easy fix for them. Those Overland's with sensors on the front could have issues with bullbars being fitted, and as it has been stated, how can you manufacture a 4WD if it has no means of recovery?
I would think that the only solution might be to leave the chassis as it was, with the ability to add the hooks, and place those hooks in the boot with the spare, so that they can be installed easily when offroading.
It really is not rocket science, but Jeep seem to be stumbling with the issue.
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