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Old 07-04-2007, 11:58 PM   #1
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Tow Hooks

I have a 2007 JK X and recently got it lifted (3" Pro Comp, 33" MT Baja MTZs), but noticed that the Jeep clubs here in Hawaii will not let me offroad with them unless I have tow hooks. Should I go to the dealership and get factory tow hooks installed or get aftermarket ones? I think I already know the answer, but I need to know what kind to get and who to order them from. Thanks.

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Old 07-05-2007, 12:01 AM   #2
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The chrome ones at the auto parts store, work great. Just make sure the bolt pattern is what you need. At least that works on the TJ's, not real sure about the JK's. I know they are a completly different beast. Hope your having a good time, with your new Jeep.

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the ones from Mopar will work fine and you can probably find a set on ebay for pretty cheap. people get rid of them when they go to aftermarket bumpers
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whichever ones you get, they are a good investment. make sure you get front and back. while you're at it, pick up a tow strap somewhere too. might come in handy someday.
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:47 PM   #5
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I have a 2007 JK X and recently got it lifted (3" Pro Comp, 33" MT Baja MTZs), but noticed that the Jeep clubs here in Hawaii will not let me offroad with them unless I have tow hooks. Should I go to the dealership and get factory tow hooks installed or get aftermarket ones? I think I already know the answer, but I need to know what kind to get and who to order them from. Thanks.

You should do the factory tow hooks. Besides, I dont know that there are other ones that will work. The factory ones use the four bolt mounting that the bumper uses. The hook actually mounts up and down not flat like they do on other jeeps, unless you have a aftermarket bumper. You will have to cut the little embossed squares out of your factory bumper, but other than that, its pretty simple.


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Old 07-08-2007, 03:02 PM   #6
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I have a 2007 JK X and recently got it lifted (3" Pro Comp, 33" MT Baja MTZs), but noticed that the Jeep clubs here in Hawaii will not let me offroad with them unless I have tow hooks. Should I go to the dealership and get factory tow hooks installed or get aftermarket ones? I think I already know the answer, but I need to know what kind to get and who to order them from. Thanks.
While getting tow hooks is a good idea, you don't have to feel like you can't go wheeling on the island without them. Oahu Jeepers website says that the club rules require them, but the rides are not really that organized. It is more like a group of people who just meet up and go play at Kaena Pt. or Peacock Flats, not usually anything formal where you would be turned away based on the mods done to your rig. With that being said, some recovery method is a very good idea, and you can probably get whatever you need at 4WheelParts, they are having a big sale next Saturday where you can probably get a good deal. Congratulations on the new Jeep, and don't forget to wave, even though all the tourists in the rental Jeeps never wave back.
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Old 07-09-2007, 12:30 AM   #7
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Cool! Thanks FTNuke, I'm guessing you're a sub guy, I think that I am going to go ahead and get the factory tow hooks. Should I check the Oahu Jeepers web site for times and places to meet up with the group or is there a usual meeting place and time?
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Tow Hooks?

My 4 Dr Jk Saraha has the tow package which eliminated the tow hooks on the back. Is it mechanically OK to tow using the hitch on the back?
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My 4 Dr Jk Saraha has the tow package which eliminated the tow hooks on the back. Is it mechanically OK to tow using the hitch on the back?
The best thing you could do is pick up one of the WARN hitch reciever. It slided into tow hitch mounting and has a clevis on it. Its strong, safe and best of all removeable.

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