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Bernigoober 07-29-2010 04:44 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.

InfernoGirl 07-29-2010 05:51 PM

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! :)

daggo66 07-29-2010 07:21 PM

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.

zaitcev 07-29-2010 07:34 PM

Just in case - by "CL" Daggo means "craigslist.org", I think.
-- Pete

Hilldweller 07-30-2010 04:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 705723)
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! :)

what she said x2

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.

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