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post #1 of 13 Old 03-20-2007, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know if I could put some sort of tow points (hooks) or the front and rear bumpers (both stock) of my TJ. If so maybe a picture of what I need. Thanks

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post #2 of 13 Old 03-20-2007, 09:20 PM
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You can get the factory hooks or get the hooks from pep boys (reese I think) that will bolt right up for the front. I think you might have to drill in the rear to mount a hook, or you could just get a hitch.

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Ive seen them pretty cheep on ebay too.

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skip the stock factory hooks for the front, and get stronger 10k ones. Virtually the same price.

Then get some Grade 8 bolts for them

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Just curious where they bolt on at. Is it the frame where the bumper is attached? If so do I need longer bolts to go along with them?
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You have to fabricate a factory tow-point in the rear if you do not have a tow-package... There are a few options you have available to you.. Some guys on here have pics..

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Just curious where they bolt on at. Is it the frame where the bumper is attached? If so do I need longer bolts to go along with them?
It is just to the side of the fog lights. You'll see 2 black torx heads.

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You have to fabricate a factory tow-point in the rear if you do not have a tow-package... There are a few options you have available to you.. Some guys on here have pics..

DH
Not entirely true, you can always pick up a factory rear tow hook. And bolt it right in.

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post #8 of 13 Old 03-21-2007, 10:08 AM
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You have to fabricate a factory tow-point in the rear if you do not have a tow-package... There are a few options you have available to you.. Some guys on here have pics..

DH
Check out how to install rear tow hooks at http://www.stu-offroad.com/guards/gas/tj_hooks.htm and make sure NOT to drill through both sides of the frame. The nut and bolt go inside the frame via an opening on the bottom of the frame. Through-bolting through both sides of the frame would start collapsing the frame at that point.



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post #9 of 13 Old 03-21-2007, 10:09 AM
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The factory rear took hook (part no. 82204120) costs at least $100.


I just went ahead with a hitch and Receiver Shackle

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I got some aftermarket hooks from ebay and they fit perfectly on the front bumper with the grade 8 bolts (~$22) and changed my rear bumper to one with a hitch mount that works great for me.

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post #11 of 13 Old 03-21-2007, 10:12 AM
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The factory rear took hook (part no. 82204120) costs at least $100.
Are you sure about that? Nevertheless, a pair of 10,500 lb. (stronger than the factory hook) capacity tow hooks can be found nearly anywhere for $15 or less. See my post and link a few posts above this one.

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post #12 of 13 Old 03-21-2007, 10:17 AM
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The Rear Tow Hook and hardware DC part numbers are:

# 9 - 52060 039AA
#10- 6506 116AA
#11- 6505 381AA

From the dealer around $80.
Often you can find them in the For Sale section here for around $20 shipped.

One of the 1,993 Golden Eagles produced in 2006.
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post #13 of 13 Old 03-21-2007, 11:02 AM
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Just an FYI. DC stopped making factory rear TJ points last summer. When I tried to buy one last September, there were only 2 for sale in the entire US. Both in Arizona. If you want a factory rear point, ask your local Jeep dealer to do a search. Maybe they're still available. I was lucky to pick a used one up local when a buddy changed his rear bumper.

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