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Did a quick search but came up empty (could just be my phone not being as helpful as a PC for this task) but wondering if anyone has added tow hooks to the Latitude, Limited or Sport? Will the TH hooks fit or can they be adapted? Seems, at least, like the ones with upgraded suspensions should have come with hooks or mounting locations and bumper facial that would accommodate them.
 

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I believe that they should work. As undid the lower part of the plastic bumper undercover, that runs under the front of the truck, and you can see where the tow hooks are supposed to go. The frame on the body of the Cherokee is quite impressive.

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I looked at the parts on Mopar. They seem to mount in steel boxes, which in turn the boxes mount to the frame.
As long as that lines up with the small openings in the lower bumper on each side, it should work.
I'll have to wait for warmer weather to go under and look. I would bet at this point the dealer would have no idea.
I would love to get those Trail Hawk red hooks on my Cherry Red Limited.
 

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I believe that they should work. As undid the lower part of the plastic bumper undercover, that runs under the front of the truck, and you can see where the tow hooks are supposed to go. The frame on the body of the Cherokee is quite impressive.

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When you pulled the undercover back did it appear that you could attach bolts to the spot where the hooks are suppose to go without obstruction?
On the Grand Cherokee postings I have seen that the lower bumper part has to be removed in order to get space for your hand to the bolts to install.
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the rear may be a little more difficult as the hook is incorporated into the bumper
 

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The guy who started the tow hitch install using the OEM setup from Mopar hasn't gotten his parts yet but I saw the mock up on mopar.com. You can essentially order a rear frame that installs with the tow hitch and also get a rear tow hook. He mentioned that there are like 13 SKUs for the proper rear bumper and it took his dealership some time to figure it out but they got it right.

So it sounds like you can completely replace the rear with a tow hook/hitch setup of some kind.

here's the link:

http://www.mopar.com/jeep/cherokee/2014/shop/362467/42/3991/

Check out the top two right items. One is for the hitch and one for the hook. The drawing shows how it all gets installed. Tow hook is on the left in the picture and looks to slot next to the wiring I believe.

 

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No idea what the final product looks like however I see zero reason why you couldn't order the rear bumper for a trailhawk and supporting sub frame items as it's not as dramatic in the lines like the front is. That is unless you simply cannot detect the rear frame or add anything. We won't really know I guess until someone does it or Mopar steps up.
 

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Did a quick search but came up empty (could just be my phone not being as helpful as a PC for this task) but wondering if anyone has added tow hooks to the Latitude, Limited or Sport? Will the TH hooks fit or can they be adapted? Seems, at least, like the ones with upgraded suspensions should have come with hooks or mounting locations and bumper facial that would accommodate them.
I found them on the mopar site. 2014 Cherokee/ parts/frame bumper & fascia/ Hitch and tow hooks.
The interesting thing was that if you look under vehicles that they are for, you will see Sport, Latitude, and limited. So obviously we have the ability to install them. I am yet to find the instructions. Probably in the yet to be released shop manual. It looks like $500 for all the separate parts.
I did find that MoparOnlineParts.com had discounts knocking off $140.
If you take part #'s from Mopar to Mopar parts online you can get their prices.
Maybe there will be a complete kit at some point.
 

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The guy who started the tow hitch install using the OEM setup from Mopar hasn't gotten his parts yet but I saw the mock up on mopar.com. You can essentially order a rear frame that installs with the tow hitch and also get a rear tow hook. He mentioned that there are like 13 SKUs for the proper rear bumper and it took his dealership some time to figure it out but they got it right.

So it sounds like you can completely replace the rear with a tow hook/hitch setup of some kind.

here's the link:

http://www.mopar.com/jeep/cherokee/2014/shop/362467/42/3991/

Check out the top two right items. One is for the hitch and one for the hook. The drawing shows how it all gets installed. Tow hook is on the left in the picture and looks to slot next to the wiring I believe.

Def looks like this is the answer I was looking for.
 

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But would you have to cut the bumper for it to protrude?
 

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But would you have to cut the bumper for it to protrude?
That's what I need to research ... If there is a partial fascia that fits in .. This will be cool. Otherwise, may need a full bumper fascia.
 

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it weird that the bumper in the mopar site for the TH does not show the hole in the bumper for the tow hook, but the bumper in the latitude does show a hole.....I am very suspect that all the drawings may not be correct....

If you non TH folks go look behind your facia, is there a hole in the bumper for the tow hook like the mopar pic shows? if so, all you may need is facia
 

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it weird that the bumper in the mopar site for the TH does not show the hole in the bumper for the tow hook, but the bumper in the latitude does show a hole.....I am very suspect that all the drawings may not be correct....

If you non TH folks go look behind your facia, is there a hole in the bumper for the tow hook like the mopar pic shows? if so, all you may need is facia
I'll try to get a look at it tomorrow. I'm really getting interested in this.
 

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I don't think you have to cut your bumper - I think an all new fascia/bumper has to be ordered.

My Limited does not have any holes for the tow hook or trailer hitch. The jeepgarage guy seemed to indicate the same; he was ordering OEM tow package as his didn't come with it and they had to hunt down the proper bumper through 13 different SKUs.

Keep in mind we're just talking about the rear black plastic. That entire piece comes off and could be replaced with a TH one I'm guessing or at least the hitch version/possibly a new variation.

Until we see pics (and I'm watching the jeepgarage thread) don't really know for sure.
 

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I'm not thinking there is any fascia outside of the TH version that has a spot for tow hooks, and I dont think any parts of the TH fascia will fit the other fascias looking at pics. Seems like you'd have to either cut it or see if the TH complete fascia can replace it.
 

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Probably would need TH rear yea. I was misreading what you were saying. I'm all fine for that.

Too bad the front won't work for a TH to Limited swap. Well it might but it looks like you would need the front bumper and both front parts of the fenders to make it work. As I look at the front of my Limited compared to a TH there's a body panel between the front bumper and fenders that surrounds the lights. It might be possible to remove that piece (while not removing the entire fender) plus the front bumper if so desired.

Hope the aftermarket will offer some kind of lower clip replacement for non TH owners.
 

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When you pulled the undercover back did it appear that you could attach bolts to the spot where the hooks are suppose to go without obstruction?
On the Grand Cherokee postings I have seen that the lower bumper part has to be removed in order to get space for your hand to the bolts to install.
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Yes, if I remember correctly, the steel beams (which receive the steel bars for the tow hooks) are pre- drilled with holes in them? I guess where the bolts are supposed to be installed.

If you put these hooks, you will have to order a new front plastic cover, as the plastic panels where the tow hooks are can't be removed on the Sport model.

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Yes, if I remember correctly, the steel beams (which receive the steel bars for the tow hooks) are pre- drilled with holes in them? I guess where the bolts are supposed to be installed.

If you put these hooks, you will have to order a new front plastic cover, as the plastic panels where the tow hooks are can't be removed on the Sport model.

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This is a terrible picture, but I have had the whole front bumper of my Latitude (looking to add tow hooks) and there are pre drilled holes already in the square metal tubes. Looking closer it actually seems like the Mopar Tow Hook Kit for the 2011+ Grand Cherokee's for $168 will work on the Cherokee's just need to match up the holes, but based on a tow hook off of a TH, the look identical to the GC ones... Might have to make the purchase and see what happens! :) The kit is WAAAAY cheaper then buying the 2 TH tow hooks for almost $500, plus still needing the brackets and hardware... Ughhhh....

 

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This is a terrible picture, but I have had the whole front bumper of my Latitude (looking to add tow hooks) and there are pre drilled holes already in the square metal tubes. Looking closer it actually seems like the Mopar Tow Hook Kit for the 2011+ Grand Cherokee's for $168 will work on the Cherokee's just need to match up the holes, but based on a tow hook off of a TH, the look identical to the GC ones... Might have to make the purchase and see what happens! :) The kit is WAAAAY cheaper then buying the 2 TH tow hooks for almost $500, plus still needing the brackets and hardware... Ughhhh....

Was it difficult and time consuming to remove the front facia and bumper? Is it a matter of removing the black "clip on brackets" or it there other bolts to remove?

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