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Re: Tow Hooks on Overland

hooks here: http://www.mopar.com/jeep/grand_cherokee.html
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Re: Tow Hooks on Overland

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I thought all V8 Overlands get the TP IV and V6 Overlands get the regular TP. The reg TP is not standard on all Overlands it depends on the engine.
Your right, I got the v6 thats why it came standard with the regular tow package.
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I've been wondering about that as I don't believe they're in the Mopar catalog for the WK2.
They're in there. Check page 3 (specifically, number 5). Skid plates are page 5.

I'd expect a fairly simple installation. Looking at the non-hook-equipped models, the sides of the lower grill area appear to basically be knockout panels. I'd also expect the holes in the frame to be pre-drilled/stamped; I can't imagine they'd take the time to manually punch those holes on ONLY those with the off road packages- way too easy to stamp them in as they form the panel to begin with (somebody knowledgable can correct me if I'm wrong). Even if I have the dealer install the things, I'd still expect the skid plates and tow hooks to cost no more than $500 or so, probably less (and I could likely install them all myself for just the cost of parts).

Then if I think I might go off road, I could always pick up some steel rims with real off A/T tires, and the only thing I'd really be missing would be the QDII, and I'd probably need to be way out in the boonies for that to be an issue. Anywhere I figure I could get with the 20" rims would not be likely to uncover the difference between QTII and QDII.
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Re: Tow Hooks on Overland

Tow hooks have a bracket that bolts to the rails and the tow hooks also bolt to the bumber beam if you did not get the factory installed tow hooks the brackety on the bumper beam is not on there. it is an interesting design. I looked at mine compaired to a non tow hook GC.
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Tow hooks have a bracket that bolts to the rails and the tow hooks also bolt to the bumber beam if you did not get the factory installed tow hooks the brackety on the bumper beam is not on there. it is an interesting design. I looked at mine compaired to a non tow hook GC.
Did that bracket look like it would install easily?
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Re: Tow Hooks on Overland

Can i get an up close pic of where the tow hooks are?
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They're in there. Check page 3 (specifically, number 5).
Ah. OK. Great! I've only ever looked here: http://www.wk2jeeps.com/pdf/2011_wk2_accessories_01.pdf
...and don't see them listed in there.

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I'd expect a fairly simple installation. Looking at the non-hook-equipped models, the sides of the lower grill area appear to basically be knockout panels. I'd also expect the holes in the frame to be pre-drilled/stamped; I can't imagine they'd take the time to manually punch those holes on ONLY those with the off road packages- way too easy to stamp them in as they form the panel to begin with.
Yeah, the holes on my KJ were already there, too. The installation was fairly straightforward although I think both the instructions and also people that had already installed them themselves recommended removing the front bumper for easier access to everything. I managed to install them without removing the bumper, but it was then a very tight fit for my fingers and tools which made it a pretty slow job. I vaguely having a heck of a time getting the M bolts that came with hooks held in place until I could screw them tight.

The KJ's hooks have proved useful several times in the mud, both for pulling and being pulled. They also worked nice for pulling out bushes and small tree stumps So I'd like to have them on the WK2, also.
I think I can get by without skid plates, so don't really want to get the whole OR package. I may just opt to buy then ask the dealer to throw the tow hooks on as part of the dealer prep.
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