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Tow hook parts Front tow hook installation Rear tow hook


Front tow hooks
 
Front tow hooks
 
Front tow hooks



Front and/or rear tow hooks are part of the Skid Plate Group package. The rear hooks were included only on vehicles without the rear trailer hitch option. Tow hooks are also available as an accessory from Mopar parts. All Laredos came with black hooks while on Limited models the hooks were chrome in 2001 and black for all other model years. On Overland and Freedom models they are chrome.

Caution: Tow hooks are for emergency use only, to rescue a vehicle stranded off road. Do not use tow hooks for tow truck hookup or highway towing. You could damage your vehicle. Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow hooks. Tow straps and chains may break, causing serious injury.




Tow hook parts

Front tow hook kit

Kits Part # MSRP
Mopar front tow hook kit, black
(5,000-lb capacity, two hooks with brackets, six M10x1.25x40 bolts, 2 U-nuts, 2 tapping plates, 6 plastic wheelwell rivets)
82207552AB$111.00
Mopar front tow hook kit, chrome
(5,000-lb capacity, two hooks with brackets, six M10x1.25x40 bolts, 2 U-nuts, 2 tapping plates, 6 plastic wheelwell rivets)
82207553$123.00
Individual parts Part # MSRP
Tow hook eye, left (main bracket)52059159AB$153.00
Tow hook eye, right (main bracket)52059158AB$140.00
Chrome hook, left52059416AA$237.00
Chrome hook, right52059415AA$237.00
Black hook, left52059013AB$166.00
Black hook, right52059012AB$166.00

Buying used hooks:

chrome tow hooks

Many front tow hooks that are sold on the used market are sold without mounting hardware. They usually consist of just the tow hook mounted to the eye bracket. In this case, you will need to purchase all of the items below in the quantities shown for the installation. All of the parts needed are pictured in the photo at the top of this page.

M10x1.50x32mm (grade 10.9) hex head bolts with washers (6)
N/A from Jeep
Mounting plate, left ("tapping plate")52059157AA$15.95
Mounting plate, right ("tapping plate")52059156AA$15.95
U-nut (M10x1.5 bolt size) (2)6504818AA$4.60
Wheelwell rivets, plastic (6)34201631$5.70

Note: Prices listed above are for reference purposes only and may vary by dealer. Parts are not available from this web site





Front tow hook installation

Front tow hook mounting area
  
Front tow hook parts

For installation of the front hooks, the front fascia must be removed. See fascia removal directions Here. Once the fascia is off, the mounting plate is inserted into the mounting area as shown in the above left photo. The hooks are then attached to the plate from underneath. Using a 15mm socket, install two bolts into the plate and the third into the U-nut. The U-nut is installed into a rectangular opening that is already cut in the frame. Tighten bolts to 54 Nm (40 ft. lbs.) torque. Re-attach the fascia and grille components.

Caution: Tow hooks are for emergency use only, to rescue a vehicle stranded off road. Do not use tow hooks for tow truck hookup or highway towing. You could damage your vehicle. Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow hooks. Tow straps and chains may break, causing serious injury.




Rear tow hook

Rear tow hook kit
       
Rear tow hook mounting location

The mounting location for the rear hook is the same as for the rear trailer hitch receiver, so both of these cannot be installed at the same time.The rear hook is installed in the left rear corner, bolted to the frame. Note: bolts for the rear tow hook should be tightened to 68 Nm (50 ft. lbs.) torque.

ItemPart #MSRP
Mopar Kit, black
(4,000-lb capacity. Hook with bracket, brace, 1 U-nut, bolts and washers)
82204487 (note: discontinued)$59.00
Replacement parts
Tow hook/frame52059014AC$95.50
M10x1.50x35 high-grade bolt and washer (1)6503571$2.70
M12x1.75x40 high-grade bolt and washer (2)6502557$2.35
Brace, tow hook to frame52059238AA$18.75
U-nut (M10x1.5 bolt size)6504818AA$3.70
Note: Prices listed above are for reference purposes only and may vary by dealer. Parts are not available from this web site



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