|07-30-2010 05:05 AM|
The OE hooks aren't the best anyhoo; mount them if somebody gives them to you. Recovery lines can slip off a hook too easily or break them, especially in a "snatch" situation; D-rings are safer/better.
Otherwise you can rig up recovery points from Tom Woods or Aberle Offroad's pieces and make them work pretty well with stock bumpers.
If you mount a receiver, there are inserts (Tractor Supply) with D-rings for the rear.
All that said, nothing beats an aftermarket bumper with solid recovery points.
|07-29-2010 08:34 PM|
Just in case - by "CL" Daggo means "craigslist.org", I think.
|07-29-2010 08:21 PM|
|daggo66||Check out CL and the for sale sections of the various forums. You can usually find take offs for next to nothing and some for nothing. I gave my front hooks away with my front bumper for free.|
|07-29-2010 06:51 PM|
|InfernoGirl||You want your tow points to be mounted to the frame... Other wise you just go ripping parts off your nice new Jeep.... And don't wheel alone... Have fun!|
|07-29-2010 05:44 PM|
Getting ready to take it off road
I am getting ready to take my '08 Jeep on its first real off road trip. I've been looking it over and noticed that there are no tow hooks on it. But I am looking to buy some and install them before I head out. I am looking for some advice for the rear hook. Should I get a center mount or one that mounts on the side of the frame? Thanks for any advice.