I know from experience that you don't want to hook to axle. My mom did that on my grandmother's car and ended up bending the axle. I agree that you should hook into the towing loops/holes that are built into the car. On another note I think it's a sad state of affairs when you're afraid to help people out of fear of getting sued or worse. There was a guy on our local news a few days ago that stopped to help somebody that he thought was having car trouble and he ended up in the hospital. No wander nobody wants to stop and help anybody anymore.
This aint your daddy's Jeep!
'98 ZJ with 5.2L
Stock except for Optima red top
bigger tires(30x9.50 15 BFG MTs)
Rancho RS5000 shocks
swapped in NV231
and Pioneer CD deck.
White Jeep Club member #14