Iron Rock Off Road is a manufacturer of premier off road parts, aimed specifically at the Jeep brand. When someone mentions IRO, quality parts and service comes to mind which is very apparent with this hook mount.
The entire transaction from start to finish was flawless. I first inquired about the product and discussed the issue of tow hooks versus d-rings/shackles. Luke Siedow, of IRO, ensured me that the hooks could take the abuse.
Shipping time was excellent with a 2-3 day turn around from order to receipt. The kit was packaged very well. The time and care invested not only into the welds (did I mention 3/16" steel plate?) but also in the powder coated finish was very obvious leaving the mount with a smooth appearance.
The kit includes:
1x Hook mount
2x Tow hooks (bolts, strap retainers and hooks)
1x Mounting bolt pack (2x 1/2" Grade 8 for front holes which is drilled and various other bolts, nuts, and washers)
1x Installation manual
Installation was easy, aside from drilling which was my fault for using dull bits. Some XJs have a lip on the front cross-member which I recommend to be hammered down flush in order to ensure the tightest fitment possible.
The mount uses the two sway bar mounting points and another one right in line. The fourth point on each side is drilled into the front of the cross-member. With 8 total points of contact, I feel the unibody would crack/bend before the mount would give. It seems that strong!
I would definitely recommend this over the Mopar kit or other brands that use far "lesser" means of securing the hook to the Jeep.
Given this transaction, I can safely say IRO has become my vendor of choice.