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Front recovery hooks on wk2 Australian overland

A bit new to this but wanted to know if they (jeep Aus) have fixed the lack of front tow hooks on the 2012 GC ?
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:26 PM
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Re: Front recovery hooks on wk2 Australian overland

From what i read Jeeps and other suvs imported from the us or U.K into Australia cannot have tow hooks installed from the factory because of an Australian( and European) law thats supposed to protect pedestrians by requiring car makers to not have anything that protrudes from the front of the vehicle, which is kind of stupid because what if you wanted to go offroading and get stuck? especially in the middle of nowhere.I believe you can order the hooks from the U.S and have an offroad shop modify the frame ends to accept them since chrysler removed the tow hook mounts from the export models.
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Re: Front recovery hooks on wk2 Australian overland

Milous has confirmed that the tow hook mounts will be on the Australian export models. I have bought a set of tow hooks from Just for Jeeps, I will be picking them up from the States in a week and a bits time when I'm up there for work. Hopefully Ill have a truck by the end of the month or at latest by the end of July. If it doesn't work I'll flog them on eBay
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A bit new to this but wanted to know if they (jeep Aus) have fixed the lack of front tow hooks on the 2012 GC ?
Spanner, if you have a 2012/13 AU GC, jeep au have had a mob in NZ (same guys that make the tow bar) make up a rated tow hook for the passengers side front to suit the shorter front rails, you can buy this hook and mounting bracket from any dealer, or have a look on eBay, northern motor group in Vic regularly have them on their eBay store (best be sitting down when you ask as there not cheap).
Also the pedestrian laws that require the tow hooks to be removed are European only, Australia does not have these laws!, it was just Easier for jeep US to lump us in with EU production run
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