Rear Tow Point Help -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > Models > Jeep Cherokee & Comanche Forums > XJ Cherokee Technical Forum > Rear Tow Point Help

50" LED CREE Light Bar Pair With Wiring KitIntroducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineSavvy/Currie Aluminum Control Arms

Unread 05-14-2007, 08:08 AM   #1
Agent 000
Agent 000's Avatar
1998 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Erie, Pa, Pennsylvania
Posts: 334
Rear Tow Point Help

Need to install a rear tow point/hook on my '98 Cherokee. I know the Up Country Suspension Group added a rear Tow point to the Cherokee, but have never seen one.

Is there a way to add a rear tow point/hook to a Cherokee, or do I have to add a replacement bumper or a tow hitch to get one? Would appreciate any help anybody can provide, and pics would help as well. Need to get a rear tow point on the vehicle before the end of the month (already have front tow hooks/mounts on order).

Heritage Region Jeep Alliance

Chili Pepper Red 1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic
Agent 000 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-14-2007, 08:11 AM   #2
Registered User
1993 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,573
rear hitch is the best way.
Factory Four Link

XJLI is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-14-2007, 08:22 AM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 2,317
Originally Posted by 93XJLI
rear hitch is the best way.
Theres no justifying installing a tow hook when you can install a rear hitch that ties the frame rails together, gives you a tow point, and allows you to tow a 5,000# trailer (depending on your engine/transmission). I paid about $100 for a class 3 hitch and installed it in about 20 minutes.
cmotsvt is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-14-2007, 08:42 AM   #4
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 8,821
another vote for the hitch.

adds strength to the frame, lets you tow, much stronger then a side mounted hook, and costs about the same as the rear hook kit
Installing HID's in stock housings is bad. Here is why.

"When you see someone who needs help, help them. When you see someone who needs a hug, hug them... Help those who can't help themselves." -Sgt Andrew Tingwall, NMSP. End of watch 6-10-2009
madrabbitt is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-14-2007, 08:42 AM   #5
The Guru of Nothing
XJK's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Santa Rosa, Ca
Posts: 6,699
go with the rear hitch, it will be the strongest point that you can find. its the best way for recovery.

you can get one of thise hitches that hide away if your worried about the hitch getting in the way.

XJK is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Suggested Threads

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.