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BBrowning 03-23-2013 05:48 PM

2014 Summit no tow hooks
 
Got my VIN for my 2014 Cherry Red/Brown Summit. The Summit does not come with front tow hooks! I will be towing it behind my motor home. Does anyone know if the mounting holes are still there in the frame so I can attach a "Blue Ox Base Plate Kit" for towing?
http://www.etrailer.com/Base-Plates/...eid=2013956232

SnoFire 03-23-2013 05:56 PM

Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks
 
Welclome to JeepGarage!! The mounting points should still be there on the summit as it is still the same frame as the other models. You'll just have to buy that and probably can have the dealer install them.

BBrowning 03-23-2013 06:08 PM

Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks
 
Thanks. That's what I thought. I wanted to get some feedback from others,
since dealer didn't know. :)

Jim_in_PA 03-29-2013 02:54 PM

Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks
 
While the mounting points are still likely in the frame, the fascia most likely will need to be modified (cut out) to accomodate installing the towing setup...from the photos of the Summit, those spots may be covered up.

HazardSports 05-15-2013 09:29 PM

Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks
 
Anyone tried to install the front hooks on the '14 Summit yet ? I want to ! Only problem is finding a nice clean looking bezel to snap into the opening I would need to dremel out of the lower grille. Wish they had "knock-outs" but I'm sure they assumed nobody would buy a Summit and want Tow Hooks. Any ideas on how to dress it up clean ? BBrowning - any updates ?

BBrowning 05-15-2013 09:54 PM

Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HazardSports (Post 823753)
Anyone tried to install the front hooks on the '14 Summit yet ? I want to ! Only problem is finding a nice clean looking bezel to snap into the opening I would need to dremel out of the lower grille. Wish they had "knock-outs" but I'm sure they assumed nobody would buy a Summit and want Tow Hooks. Any ideas on how to dress it up clean ? BBrowning - any updates ?

Picked my Cherry Red Summit on the 6th. I have purchased a Blue Ox Base kit for towing behind my motor home. It's for the 2013 models but I believe it will work for the 2014 Summit as well. I will have to modify the lower fascia to accommodate the kit. I will be doing this next month, so I will post the procedure when I'm done.

acilate 05-17-2013 06:17 PM

Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks
 
The skid plate and tow hooks are my two biggest concerns about getting the summit. Apparently we're not supposed to want a nice stereo when we offroad :confused:

It looks like I can just order the skid plates from mopar, but without holes for the tow hooks, I'm not sure what I will do :(

johnsavarese 08-13-2013 03:11 PM

Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks
 
Any update on this? I purchased my 14 Summit three weeks ago and was considering installing the tow hooks, but I too have no idea how it will work without the factory installed holes that are on the Overland or previous Summit models. Anyone?

Scottina06 08-13-2013 03:15 PM

Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks
 
Your gonna have to cut the lower facia grille for the hooks

h2obuff 08-15-2013 01:33 AM

Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks
 
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f156/wk2-f...tml#post850756

I installed them on my '14 summit. I had to cut the facia. I cut more than i was hoping to, so added some trim to clean it up a bit. Bumper is much harder to remove but doable. Mounts are the same as all other jeeps.

GMWK2 08-16-2013 06:46 AM

Mounts are the same as all other jeeps EXCEPT Australian models - apparently we get special GC that never get bogged, so Detroit made sure we cannot fit recovery hooks - very thoughtful of them.. Agh!

snoball 08-16-2013 07:57 AM

Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks
 
I cannot understand why Jeep dropped the tow hooks from the Summit. They were standard on the 2013. All I had to had was the skid plate package. Seems like anyone would tow hooks on the premium model.


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