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SPDK1LZ 10-10-2010 04:04 PM

WJ Overland-is the a brush guard that allows you to keep the front tow hooks?
 
Hi everyone,

I know this is an exhaustive question but I'm still having trouble and thought I'd would ask for myself-and more directly than some others have.

I have a 2002 WJ Overland. I want a brush guard like crazy, however I would also like to keep my front tow hooks in place. I know this is a tough question as most require them to be removed.

The only one off hand I can think of is the Mopar style grill guard, which apparently is nowhere to be found. If anybody has a link to where I could get one I would really appreciate it.

Otherwise if there is something else out there that lets me keep my front hooks I'm all ears!
Thanks:thumbsup:!

mrjaydeeone 10-10-2010 07:10 PM

Re: WJ Overland-is the a brush guard that allows you to keep the front tow hooks?
 
hopefully someone will chime in with the manufacturer name. But I have seen ones that mount below the bumper which allow the tow hooks to remain in place. And also the safari bars mount underneath also, if you were interested in those.

SPDK1LZ 10-11-2010 06:09 PM

Re: WJ Overland-is the a brush guard that allows you to keep the front tow hooks?
 
Hmmm...not so much the safari bars but I do like that idea of the low mounting point.

Another idea is maybe someone knows of a brush guard that will still let me mount the hooks-maybe just facing a different direction?

straty1987 10-11-2010 07:48 PM

Re: WJ Overland-is the a brush guard that allows you to keep the front tow hooks?
 
you can get a a safari bar that alloys you to keep your tow hooks. eBay has a few

i have a westin safari bar on mine and mounts were you would put the front skid and allows me to keep tow hooks on mine

pics in this thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...guard-1103505/

SPDK1LZ 10-13-2010 07:35 AM

Re: WJ Overland-is the a brush guard that allows you to keep the front tow hooks?
 
I do like the safari bar, but its just not for me out here in deer country.

In the past the brush guard I had on my XJ saved the vehicle from some pretty violent hits. That was a WAAG brush guard, but still requires me to remove the hooks in front.

Is there anyone out there who has gotten away with putting the brush guard on and still mounting the hooks on too (maybe just facing differently)? I've asked on other forums too but even with the large amount of WJ owners out there no luck. Just waiting for that person to chime in who has done it or knows where to get one.

bluetigger 10-13-2010 10:07 AM

Re: WJ Overland-is the a brush guard that allows you to keep the front tow hooks?
 
I have a Westin brush guard on my laredo. I didn't have tow hooks to worry about, but i do help recover people fairly often. i just loop the rope through the bottom bar on the brush guard and its strong enough to do whats needed. I've never had anything shift on me or any problems with it.
Just a thought.

straty1987 10-13-2010 07:31 PM

Re: WJ Overland-is the a brush guard that allows you to keep the front tow hooks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bluetigger (Post 284062)
I have a Westin brush guard on my laredo. I didn't have tow hooks to worry about, but i do help recover people fairly often. i just loop the rope through the bottom bar on the brush guard and its strong enough to do whats needed. I've never had anything shift on me or any problems with it.
Just a thought.

that good to know, i know the mounts are strong as hell and its with good hardwear.my jeep has bottomed out on a few pot holes and my westing bar mounts have taken the hit and nothing to show but some surfaces rust. if i did not have it on am sure my front bumper would be busted

SPDK1LZ 10-13-2010 10:28 PM

Re: WJ Overland-is the a brush guard that allows you to keep the front tow hooks?
 
Cool. The Westin one must be tougher than my Waag one then, because I have gotten stuck in my XJ (w/the Waag guard) and in pulling me out we tied a rope around the bottom bar. All it did though was bend the bar by pulling it out. Luckily we caught it early enough to not notice unless you stop and look at it for a minute.

Then again maybe it was because we went around the middle of the bar?

SPDK1LZ 10-17-2010 11:30 AM

Re: WJ Overland-is the a brush guard that allows you to keep the front tow hooks?
 
Ok, so I found one. Looks like a UK company. Don't know if anyone knows anything about them. But this is basically what I'm looking for.
Otherwise, I have also thought of a bull bar, because many do not require me to remove the front tow hooks. I would want a tall one like the one pictured in the link. If anyone knows an American-based company that does it please let me know!
Check out this link to see what I mean:

http://www.4x4x4.com/accessories/gra...cessories3.htm

http://www.4x4x4.com/Images/Jeep/wj/WJbullbar2.jpg

http://www.4x4x4.com/Images/Jeep/wj/WJabar2.jpg

SPDK1LZ 10-17-2010 10:31 PM

Re: WJ Overland-is the a brush guard that allows you to keep the front tow hooks?
 
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Here is another example of a tall push bar, just can't find one.

straty1987 10-18-2010 04:43 PM

Re: WJ Overland-is the a brush guard that allows you to keep the front tow hooks?
 
jeep makes it but might not like the price

Tubular Bull Bar - Jeep Grand Cherokee - Item # 82208196

only thing i dislike about the tall bar is it will push in on contact and will mess up you front grill/bumper more then the shorter version

SPDK1LZ 10-18-2010 05:52 PM

Re: WJ Overland-is the a brush guard that allows you to keep the front tow hooks?
 
Hmmm...thanks for the info so far guys! I email them and asked why it would only fit an '04 so I'll let you know what they say. I really love the front hooks so there has to be something out there for me. Heck, are the stock hooks even a decent recovery point or no? If not then that may change the story here a bit.

If the stock hooks are useless I may have to make a thread asking for pics of brush guards and push bars because removing them wouldn't matter anyways.


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