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Unread 01-25-2015, 02:08 PM   #1
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Tow Hooks Install

Have a 2013 Overland.

Will be installing Mopar Two hooks.

Has anyone done this?

Looks to be straight forward ... but one never knows.

Thankx!

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Unread 01-25-2015, 02:31 PM   #2
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I don't recall anyone posting instructions here but many have installed them. Just follow the instructions in the kit. They can be a PITA and takes about 2 hours if you are handy and things go right. Run all the bolts through all the nuts as you should with any mod kit. The nuts seem to be a PITA to get started and hold from turning, you don't want to be doing this twice just to clear threads.
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Unread 01-25-2015, 03:33 PM   #3
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Have a 2013 Overland.

Will be installing Mopar Two hooks.

Has anyone done this?

Looks to be straight forward ... but one never knows.

Thankx!
Yes, very straight forward. As Coldcase said, just follow the instructions. Not a bad job at all.

I have to take mine out to install my RRO Bumper guard, but can't find the instructions from when I did mine. Could you post the torque values from the instructions?
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Unread 01-25-2015, 05:39 PM   #4
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16mm bolts - 35 ft lbs
18mm bolts - 35 ft. lbs
30mm bolts - 18 ft lbs

OK, now go make a movie!!LOL
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Unread 01-25-2015, 05:54 PM   #5
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Got the two hooks from a friend who had to have his two hooks removed for a tow bar install.

Got everything except the spacers and the cover plate for the 18mm bolts.

If you can give me the size of the spacer and the dimensions of the cover plate, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 01-25-2015, 06:08 PM   #6
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Got the two hooks from a friend who had to have his two hooks removed for a tow bar install.

Got everything except the spacers and the cover plate for the 18mm bolts.

If you can give me the size of the spacer and the dimensions of the cover plate, it would be greatly appreciated.
Sure can...If you can wait until the spring..

I appreciate the torque values, but I have no intentions of tackling this job until it warms up a bit. Facing a blizzard tomorrow, then it looks like 2 weeks of sub freezing weather.
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I don't recall anyone posting instructions here but many have installed them. Just follow the instructions in the kit. They can be a PITA and takes about 2 hours if you are handy and things go right. Run all the bolts through all the nuts as you should with any mod kit. The nuts seem to be a PITA to get started and hold from turning, you don't want to be doing this twice just to clear threads.
2 hours???? I've done a few Jeeps in about 30 minutes. Shouldn't take more than 30-45 with some simple hand tools.
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Unread 01-25-2015, 09:05 PM   #8
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If you know what you are doing and have the dexterity and expertise maybe 45 minutes, if not at least 1 1/2 hours. 2 Hours seems to be the norm. Heck its 30 minutes just to gather up the tools
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Unread 01-26-2015, 10:04 AM   #9
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Unread 01-26-2015, 11:17 PM   #10
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Interested in doing this on my Jeep as well. Thanks for posting.
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Unread 01-28-2015, 06:39 PM   #11
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Anyone consider doing the front tow hitch instead? In canada the hitch is actually the cheaper.
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Unread 02-13-2015, 08:26 PM   #12
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All - my 2015 Altitude should arrive this week. The dealership is telling me that in order to install tow hooks, they will have to CUT the fascia. This makes NO SENSE to me. Can anyone help? Thanks.
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Unread 02-17-2015, 12:48 PM   #13
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what do you guys use to pry out the little push button clips that hold the bumper? Any best practices for removing?

I always seem to break these things when I try prying with just a screwdriver.

Thanks
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Unread 02-17-2015, 03:28 PM   #14
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Go to one of your local parts store as they make a special tool. Looks like a two prong fork.
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Unread 02-18-2015, 11:34 AM   #15
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Go to one of your local parts store as they make a special tool. Looks like a two prong fork.
Nay, nay. If you just try prying the clips you will break them for sure. I have not looked at the bumper clips yet, but the two types of clips I have seen so far on my 14 JGC are the type where you have to pry out the center core in order to release the clip, and the type where the center core is a small plastic pin you have to drive through to release the clip. If you don't remove the core sections the clip remains expanded and prying on it, even with the correct tool, will break it. The only type of clip you can just pry out is what is referred to as a Christmas tree clip ... these rely on the interferance fit created by numerous thin ribs that are perpendicular to the main core of the clip, rather than a center feature you push in to expand the back side of the clip.
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