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Hi all. First post here in the garage. Thought I would share the outcome of a front tow hook install on my 2014 JGC Summit. I have see a few that scared me away from doing them myself so I ensured that the dealer included this with my purchase. They realized they were also in over their head so they sent my Jeep to Performance Collision Center in Indianapolis (Indianapolis Collision Repair | Auto Body Indianaplolis | Indianapolis Body Shop | Performance Collision Center). They were able to to an excellent and very clean job with the Jeep know that I would be unhappy if it wasn't done well. Though it is a tight fit, they were able to cut just the middle "mesh" row on the outside of each side. I have ensured that I can attach hooks or straps (snug fit) without issue. Hopefully it helps others that might be looking to add tow hooks to their 2014 Summits.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BziX-BJYCJGlU1VtVXBtQXdHZkE/edit?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BziX-BJYCJGleUd2V1pFWW5HeEE/edit?usp=sharing



 

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That's a very clean install!
 

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looks good

also looking at those compared to the overland hook placement, it does not seem like a terrible difference between the two as far as ground clearance and angle, etc.

can you take a pic or two of the front end from more distance?
also have you tried to put a strap on there?
 

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looks good

also looking at those compared to the overland hook placement, it does not seem like a terrible difference between the two as far as ground clearance and angle, etc.

can you take a pic or two of the front end from more distance?
also have you tried to put a strap on there?
I can get some better pictures late today. I will throw the strap on there as well when taking the pictures.
 

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Hi all. First post here in the garage. Thought I would share the outcome of a front tow hook install on my 2014 JGC Summit. I have see a few that scared me away from doing them myself so I ensured that the dealer included this with my purchase. They realized they were also in over their head so they sent my Jeep to Performance Collision Center in Indianapolis (Indianapolis Collision Repair | Auto Body Indianaplolis | Indianapolis Body Shop | Performance Collision Center). They were able to to an excellent and very clean job with the Jeep know that I would be unhappy if it wasn't done well. Though it is a tight fit, they were able to cut just the middle "mesh" row on the outside of each side. I have ensured that I can attach hooks or straps (snug fit) without issue. Hopefully it helps others that might be looking to add tow hooks to their 2014 Summits.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BziX-BJYCJGlU1VtVXBtQXdHZkE/edit?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BziX-BJYCJGleUd2V1pFWW5HeEE/edit?usp=sharing



Nice Job that is the best I have seen so far. One question do you know if they modified the stock hook at all? lengthened, spacers or anything like that or is it stock hook just bolted on? doesn't appear modified to me but just checking
 

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Nice Job that is the best I have seen so far. One question do you know if they modified the stock hook at all? lengthened, spacers or anything like that or is it stock hook just bolted on? doesn't appear modified to me but just checking
Does not appear to have any spacers. Sorry for poor quality photos.

 

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Anybody have "The idiot's guide to a quick and easy summit fascia removal (and getting the SOB back together"?

What is teh part number for the black plastic part that was cut? May be worth buying one and cutting off the car.

Should be able to do it myself if I take of the fascia.
 

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Anybody have "The idiot's guide to a quick and easy summit fascia removal (and getting the SOB back together"?

What is teh part number for the black plastic part that was cut? May be worth buying one and cutting off the car.

Should be able to do it myself if I take of the fascia.
Wish I would help you out more. Looks easy for the non summit. Would hope it is as simple as disconnecting the extra bits for the summit.

I tried to match the lower black plastic on mopar's site and could only find the lower fascia plastic for the lower models as well. Might be able to take the picture from 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Frame, Bumper And Fascia | Mopar into a dealer to get some assistance. If you can just find number 22 from that picture, I think you would be all set.
 

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Anybody have "The idiot's guide to a quick and easy summit fascia removal (and getting the SOB back together"?

What is teh part number for the black plastic part that was cut? May be worth buying one and cutting off the car.

Should be able to do it myself if I take of the fascia.
Yeah exactly what I was thinking. was definitely not easy to figure out the part number from the jeep drawings but here is. Part number 68143103AC its about $44 if I remember right plus 10 or so to ship.

where I bought from
Drive Auto Parts | OEM Parts for Mopar Ford GM

not sure about the facia removal id like the quick 123 manual on that also
 

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Finally got around to putting the tow hooks on my summit. went fairly well, I took the air dam off and cut the holes for the hooks with one of those osculating cutters and then put it all back together.

I used this to cut the holes only cause I already had it
http://www.harborfreight.com/oscillating-multifunction-power-tool-68861-8493.html

but if I had it to do again I would have used this one , it offers a little more control
http://www.harborfreight.com/variable-speed-multifunction-power-tool-67537.html

one recommendation I would make if you decided to use an oscillating cutter is drill 4 small pilot holes from the front side to establish your boundaries for cutting but then make your cuts from the back side. these type of cutters tend to jump around and you don't want to mark up your front side.

one of these is helpful also
http://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-composite-digital-caliper-93293.html

picked up the OEM hooks on ebay for $134 including shipping so fairly low cost add on if you want to take the time to do it.

so $134 for the hooks and $417 for all the OEM skid plates, for both about $550 and makes the summit a little more capable for the beach and the back road camping trips :)

 

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Great job.
Can you post how you took that front fascia off?

Also, do not sell the off road ability of the summit short. It is a very capable model - you just loose a few degrees in the front.
 

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Tagging along.. Actually going to pull the trigger on one tuesday..Its a shame how i like all the looks of the overland on the outside but all the bells and whistles of the summit on the inside.. I want to do the same exact thing to mines and possible change the rims..how did you matched it up so perfectly?


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sure, put the quadra lift all the way up, take out the 5 or 6 plastic quarter turn thumb turn things, take out the 4 plastic push rivets on the front under edge of the air dam, pull the air baffle out. There are 16 clip springs like in the picture below, reach your hand up and push on the front side of them with your finger and they pop out without much force. there are 2 on each side that are hard to reach but if you have a thin enough hand lol you can get it up there far enough to pop them. once there out just work your way around the edge of the air dam pushing in on it and pulling out on the bumper cover and it comes off. you do have to bend the bumper cover a bit in places to get it off but the tabs are pretty flexible they don't break as easily as they might seem. when you put it back together I put some of the clip springs in the opposite way that were hard to reach, as long as they "pop" in to place its fine. those clip springs are also used to hold the chrome trim on, you don't need to remove those ones only the 16 along the air dam perimeter. It doesn't come off quite as easy as the one on the overland but it does come off and its one of those things the first time you do it the next time will probably go quicker. sorry I didn't take pictures when I did it that probably would have helped you.
 

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sure, put the quadra lift all the way up, take out the 5 or 6 plastic quarter turn thumb turn things, take out the 4 plastic push rivets on the front under edge of the air dam, pull the air baffle out. There are 16 clip springs like in the picture below, reach your hand up and push on the front side of them with your finger and they pop out without much force. there are 2 on each side that are hard to reach but if you have a thin enough hand lol you can get it up there far enough to pop them. once there out just work your way around the edge of the air dam pushing in on it and pulling out on the bumper cover and it comes off. you do have to bend the bumper cover a bit in places to get it off but the tabs are pretty flexible they don't break as easily as they might seem. when you put it back together I put some of the clip springs in the opposite way that were hard to reach, as long as they "pop" in to place its fine. those clip springs are also used to hold the chrome trim on, you don't need to remove those ones only the 16 along the air dam perimeter. It doesn't come off quite as easy as the one on the overland but it does come off and its one of those things the first time you do it the next time will probably go quicker. sorry I didn't take pictures when I did it that probably would have helped you.

Looks good. Would have loved to see pictures as the clips were being popped or a picture of the back side so you could circle the clip locations.


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Looks good. Would have loved to see pictures as the clips were being popped or a picture of the back side so you could circle the clip locations.


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I know a picture is worth 1000 words right lol. wish I would have taken a few more shots while I was doing it. maybe this will help a little below is what the clip looks like sitting in the bumper tab, push on it at a 45 degree angle and it pops out fairly easy. follow the green line in the other picture and there are 8 of those bumper tabs with a clip in them on the left and 8 on the right side of the bumper about every 3 or 4 inches. The two blue lines are about where the two clips are that were harder to see and get to. hope that helps some :)
 

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