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Unread 07-18-2006, 12:22 PM   #1
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I put the tow hooks on my libby on christmas day and it took about an hour without taking the bumper off. I see what keoki04 talking about, I could only turn it about a half a turn everytime. Some ratcheting wrenches would of been nice.

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Unread 07-18-2006, 12:23 PM   #2
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Uhh, why is my post up top?
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Unread 07-18-2006, 12:32 PM   #3
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Tow Hook Installation

Does anyone have front tow hook installation information / experience. It is looking like I will have to remove some plastic from the front to get access to bolt them on. Any suggestions???
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Unread 07-18-2006, 12:54 PM   #4
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I will have to look again, but I'm fairly sure I couldn't even get the hook in place without removing at least some piece(s).

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I would recommend taking the bumper off like the instructions said.
I bought my hooks second hand, with no instructions. Where did you find instructions?? Can they be downloaded somewhere?


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Unread 07-18-2006, 01:07 PM   #5
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When I had my liberty I did not remove the plastic front bumper. Let me tell you it was a pain in the butt!!!! If I had air tools it would have helped, but I could only turn the wrench very litte each time. This caused it to take forever to install them. I would recommend taking the bumper off like the instructions said. The angle and the little bit of space you have with the bumper on, makes it very difficult. Good luck!!!!

BTW, my liberty was a 2003 sport with no fog lights if that helps!
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Unread 07-18-2006, 05:39 PM   #6
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I bought my hooks second hand, with no instructions. Where did you find instructions?? Can they be downloaded somewhere?
Have you tried to google it? Maybe the dealer would be kind enough to make a photo copy of them for you if you ask. Or maybe fax them to you. I bought mine right from the dealer (a friend gets me her discount). I will try to look later tonight if I have time on the web for you. I think some models had a cover in the bumper in that spot where the hooks go. Maybe I am wrong, it has been about 2 years since I sold my KJ... Good luck!
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Unread 07-19-2006, 10:53 PM   #7
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I just installed the factory tow hooks last week on our new Liberty. I still have the instructions. If you need a copy, I can scan it in and send you a copy.

It's not hard, one speed click on each side, and you install three bolts. I didn't take the bumper cover off. Of couse the instructions really didn't show how to do it. Since I have the 65th Anniversay Edition Liberty with the "Limited" front bumper. Slightly different then the plain Sport.

The biggest trip was figuring how to get my hand up and into the small space to get the bolts stated.

If you need the instructions, just let me know.
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Unread 07-20-2006, 11:12 AM   #8
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Don't you have to remove the nothced part of the bumper? I saw a Libby with tow hooks (Renegade I guess) and the bumper was missing the notched area mine has.

On a related, but different, note, I will be installing lights under my bumper right where the tow hooks go (hoping to find an easy mount point for the light too) and was intending on Dremmeling out that notch. The bumper is only plastic, should cut easily.

Or maybe this notch in only on the '05 and'06 models...
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Unread 07-21-2006, 12:01 AM   #9
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I thought so to, but NO you do not have to cut out that notched part of the bumper. With the tow hooks installed, there is enough room between the hook and the bumper cover to place a tow strap.

I guess it would be possible to damage that part of the bumper cover if you had a high angle on the tow strap. But, at that angle, it is likely the tow strap would slide off the hook. So, I'm happy with leaving that notched part of the bumper in place at the moment.

My suggestion would be to install the hooks with the bumper cover as it is. And see how it looks and if you like that look. If you are concerned about the space around the hooks, you can take a coping saw and cut that notched area out.
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