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post #1 of 21 Old 03-04-2016, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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2016 high altitude front tow hooks, dvd

Can the fronk hooks be installed on the 2016 HA?the bumper doesnt seem to have a cut out for them.

Has anyone tried moving the dvd player else where? It seems to take up all the space in my center console where otherwise my gun would go!

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post #2 of 21 Old 03-04-2016, 06:54 PM
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You will have to cut the front bumper to install the hooks, a few have done it I think.

It would be tough to move the optional DVD player without some fab and wiring. A few have removed it altogether.

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You will have to cut the front bumper to install the hooks, a few have done it I think.

It would be tough to move the optional DVD player without some fab and wiring. A few have removed it altogether.
How about my Limited? I think there are portions of the lower bumper that pop out right? I don't think I have to cut anything, do i?

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Since the HA uses the Summit fascia, you'll need to look up and follow the methods that folks have used to carefully cut out for installing the tow hooks. All the mounting points are there, they are just hidden. Other trim levels other than HA and Summit should have a removable piece already to allow for tow hooks if I'm not mistaken. (MY14+)

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Any tips, pointers or pics on how to do this?
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Jrafols, how are you liking the High Altitude?
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Most that want this done just have a body shop mount the hooks. If you are handy with tools, say a half moon oscillating saw, you can cut away a few sections of the egg crate grill that interfere with the hooks. I think this is something best left to the body shop, however.... unless you have body shop skills. There have been a few ruined bumper facia/grills. Its not that easy to get it right. Then again, the lower grill may be less than $100 if you ruin one and you can fine one.

I wonder if the lower grill with tow hook part 68143462AC would replace the grill without the hook cut outs? Probably a different color.

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Jrafols, how are you liking the High Altitude?

I dont have it yet, maybe next week. Chrysler gave me a 2016 high altitude replacement for my 14 Overland through their warranty. It hadsome issue wi the engine where the CE light came on for a missfire on high acceleration and they could not fixit.


I like the high altidue,I just dont, like that they removed some options that the overland had like hooks, roofrails, and the plastice section onthe top of the steering wheel.
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I'm waiting on one as well. I'm replacing my 2014 Limited. I like the limited, but I wanted to try something different and they gave me a great trade in amount. I am hoping to notice an improvement in ride and handling, as well as a different look.
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I just dont, like that they removed some options that the overland had like hooks, roofrails, and the plastice section onthe top of the steering wheel.
The lack of roof rails, and the black interior was what pushed me toward the Summit. My dealer, while I find this dubious, could not assure me that the plastic roof runners could be swapped for the rails. I loved the exterior look of the HA though!
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Since the HA uses the Summit fascia, you'll need to look up and follow the methods that folks have used to carefully cut out for installing the tow hooks. All the mounting points are there, they are just hidden. Other trim levels other than HA and Summit should have a removable piece already to allow for tow hooks if I'm not mistaken. (MY14+)
Not to revive an old thread, but just ordered a High Altitude and had a similar question that may be answered by knowing it has the Summit fascia - is that why I see HAs on that lot that show front Parksense on the sticker (and I see the sensors on the bumper) but my order sheet doesn't show it specifically listed (and the website doesn't show it as standard, yet the brochure does)?
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The HA is an Overland model with some Summit body features/trim. Its not a Summit. You need to start with the Overland model and see what the HA package adds. Front park sense is standard on Summit but not Overland.

Dunno if you can get front park sense on an Overland or HA, rear is standard.

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Thanks. That's where I'm getting confused and the sales guy isn't sure either. The HA on the lot has front Parksense, and it shows on the sticker as included with the HA package but the order build sheet didn't list it, nor does his list of code guides for what comes with it - but the brochure does. Little crazy that they didn't have a definitive answer on it.
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Was it a early or recent build? They have been known to make running changes and it takes awhile for the paperwork to catch up. I guess you won't know until it shows up on the lot.

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Thanks - I just ordered it yesterday, so it's still to be built. Yes, definitely sounds like a wait and see!
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