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Question Tow Group - Does It Change the look of the Cherokee ?

Our vehicle is almost in our city, for delivery in a few weeks.

It has Tow Group optioned onto it (not our choice, came with the car they ordered) - what I'm curious about is, does it change the look of the bumper (i.e. cutouts, etc) ? We don't have a towbar per se, but understand that the option changes the final drive ratio and adds an engine cooler or something similar and has the infrastructure for a towbar/harness, etc if you wish to.

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Re: Tow Group - Does It Change the look of the Cherokee ?

I have the Trailhawk on order with Tow Group as well. I actually appreciate the look of the rear with the Tow Hitch in the back. With the factory installed tow group it fits seamlessly in the rear bumper pretty much flush with the vehicle and taking the place of a pre-cut Trailhawk logo on the center bumper. It is said the rear suspension is also a little different to handle loads. Don't know if it affects comfort and stability though. I actually saw a limited with an aftermarket on the bottom of the vehicle yesterday and it looked pretty bad seeing the entire hitch tubing on the bottom of rear bumper making it a clearly visible added on accessory. You won't be disappointed with yours. Even if I didn't need mine to tow My motorcycle I would have still gotten it just for the look.
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Re: Tow Group - Does It Change the look of the Cherokee ?

I have the Factory Tow group on my 14' Limited.
For $500 bucks (USA) its a bargain. Hitch and all the wiring installed, ready to go.
If you need trailer brakes the wiring is there. Just add a brake controller and matching jumper (the wiring is left of the steering wheel under the dash area.
You also get a full size spare tire.
It looks great slightly recessed into the bumper area.
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Re: Tow Group - Does It Change the look of the Cherokee ?

Aha....can someone take a picture please ?
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Re: Tow Group - Does It Change the look of the Cherokee ?

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Aha....can someone take a picture please ?
This is a Limited, but you'll get the picture:

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Re: Tow Group - Does It Change the look of the Cherokee ?

Cherokee63, thank you - that's what I was looking for.....well to be honest it doesn't look too bad at all - I thought it's be a messy afterthought, but even without a towball, etc it still looks decent !
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Re: Tow Group - Does It Change the look of the Cherokee ?

Also, someone on another forum in Australia has got tow group and looks like his is below the bumper, which I'm not sure I'm a fan of (scraping) - unless any other Aussies with Tow Group can show me otherwise...
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Re: Tow Group - Does It Change the look of the Cherokee ?

I expect ours to come as per the photo displayed by Cherokee63 above.

I've been assured by my sales-guy that we'll have the "Jeep" Hitch Cover (Plug) also.
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Re: Tow Group - Does It Change the look of the Cherokee ?

We just ordered a '15 Limited with the tow package as well. It has become a standard option that we try to get with most of our vehicles for the added coolers/HD electrical bits. However, from what I can tell the Cherokee doesn't come with most of the upgrades that you find on other vehicles. But then again, it's about half the price too. We have no plans to tow (we're getting the 2.4L), but we like the receiver hitch for our bike rack, and we really wanted a full size spare.
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Re: Tow Group - Does It Change the look of the Cherokee ?

Could someone post a picture of a tow hitch on an Australian Trailhawk and a US Trailhawk please.
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Re: Tow Group - Does It Change the look of the Cherokee ?

Just found out today that we have Tow Group but if we choose to get towbar, etc - that can be done down the track (which I don't think we will, it's just nice to have).
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Re: Tow Group - Does It Change the look of the Cherokee ?

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Just found out today that we have Tow Group but if we choose to get towbar, etc - that can be done down the track (which I don't think we will, it's just nice to have).
Hi Paul, we discussed this many weeks ago at post#162 on the Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread. You must have missed it.

Anyhow, you know now
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