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Old 02-20-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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Red face Tow points on stock 2012 Sahara

OK, so I ordered my new Jeep but it isn't in yet. Didn't think to check to see if it has tow points on it already from the factory. Working on hooking up with a few Jeep clubs in our area and all require tow points. SO - I need to know - when my Jeep gets here will it already have front and rear tow points or do I need to get some on order at Quadratec ASAP?

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Old 02-20-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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Your dealer can tell you. Most come equipt with two front hooks and one rear hook. There are many options out there if yours has neither or either.

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Old 02-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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Your new Sahara will have two hooks as standard equipment. There are two in front and one in back.

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Old 02-20-2012, 07:43 PM   #4
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If you ordered the tow package, you'll have a hitch in the back in place of the tow hook. Your hitch will be your rear tow point.

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Old 02-20-2012, 07:47 PM   #5
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@rd: thanks! I'm do excited!! Guessing you have one?? Wanting to get out on the trail soon but hubby keeps laughing at the thought of me getting my brand new process dirty!
@Sean: I got the tow package-will the trailer hitch on back have a hookup point itself or do I need to get a hook that fits into the receiver?
Thanks so much for the help and info!!
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:03 PM   #6
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@rd: thanks! I'm do excited!! Guessing you have one?? Wanting to get out on the trail soon but hubby keeps laughing at the thought of me getting my brand new process dirty!
@Sean: I got the tow package-will the trailer hitch on back have a hookup point itself or do I need to get a hook that fits into the receiver?
Thanks so much for the help and info!!
You just leave the pin through the receiver. (which holds the hitch in place) If needed, just put the strap in and secure with the pin through it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:31 PM   #7
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Makes perfect sense! Thanks!

Another ? - all the trail rides require the battery to be "properly tied down" what's that entail and why wouldn't it be???
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Should be unless someone forgot to when changing a battery. Or lost the bracket to hold it down.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #9
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Here is how you use a tow strap with a hitch (like desertgoose said above).



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If you ordered the tow package, you'll have a hitch in the back in place of the tow hook. Your hitch will be your rear tow point.

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That changed in 2009. The rear hook is now on the driver side rear.
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That changed in 2009. The rear hook is now on the driver side rear.
was gonna say the same thing!
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:11 PM   #12
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You guys rock!! Thanks so much! Can't wait to get my Jeep off road!
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #13
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That changed in 2009. The rear hook is now on the driver side rear.
Wow, you guys are right! Total brain fart.

I still prefer the hitch as a tow point, though.

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@rd: thanks! I'm do excited!! Guessing you have one?? Wanting to get out on the trail soon but hubby keeps laughing at the thought of me getting my brand new process dirty!
@Sean: I got the tow package-will the trailer hitch on back have a hookup point itself or do I need to get a hook that fits into the receiver?
Thanks so much for the help and info!!
I sure do have one. 2012 JKU Saraha. I absolutely love it. Also, FYI My 2012 has the tow package AND a rear tow hook. So I think you should find three tow hooks on yours as well. I didn't order the two hooks and they came factory installed....
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Wow, you guys are right! Total brain fart.

I still prefer the hitch as a tow point, though.

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Hands down a better way to tow! I always wondered why the tow point is off to the side! Its almost common sense to tow from the middle, right? I never thought of putting a strap in the reciever with a pin through it! Brilliant!
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Hands down a better way to tow! I always wondered why the tow point is off to the side! Its almost common sense to tow from the middle, right? I never thought of putting a strap in the reciever with a pin through it! Brilliant!
Never thought about just using the pin either.

I put on a hitch with a d ring. Have fun off road. It is SO much fun!

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