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RECOVERY HOOKS FOR WK GRAND CHEROKEE AND KL CHEROKEE

22 Jul Article | Comments Off on RECOVERY HOOKS FOR WK GRAND CHEROKEE AND KL CHEROKEE

Owners Of WK Grand Cherokee 2012 – current.

Most WK Grand Cherokee models do not come from the Jeep factory with suitable front recovery hooks for 4×4 activities and recovery.
The earlier 2011 MY models and 2012 MY Trailhawk models were fitted with twin recovery hooks. All others do not have a front recovery hook. It is required by the club that all vehicles that go on club trips must be able to be recovered with out damage to humans or vehicles and these vehicles must have a suitable rated recovery hook mounted to the front. The screw in tow hook supplied by Jeep is not rated for recovery usage. It is mandatory that a suitable recovery hook is fitted prior to going on a club trip.
Options available are-

1. Genuine Mopar Rated Recovery Hook that is fitted to the passenger side behind the small plastic panel in lower fascia and is available from your local Jeep Dealer
2. Aftermarket Recovery Hook – Chief Products http://www.chiefproducts.com.au/products/wk2-recovery-point-front
3. Fit a Bull Bar with recovery hooks built in – ARB, UNEEK, ECB

KL Cherokee Recovery Hooks

The 2013 – current KL Cherokee model does not have recovery hooks fitted unless it is the Trailhawk version which has twin recovery hooks.
All other models are not fitted with a recovery hook. Only the Diesel Cherokee Limited has low range 4WD but does not have a recovery hook and at this time there does not appear to be a solution for this model. All vehicles attending 4WD trips must be able to be recovered safely and will not be able to attend any MJOC club trips unless suitable recovery hooks are fitted. The screw in tow hook supplied by Jeep is not rated for recovery usage and can not be used for heavy recovery. It is mandatory that a suitable recovery hook is fitted prior to going on a club trip. Owners of non Trailhawk models must research options for a solution and have a rated recovery hook fitted to the front, a tow bar is suitable for rear end recovery when used with correct equipment.
Our understanding is that major modification to the front of non Trailhawk models is required to mount a recovery hook.

wk 2 recovery
WK 2 RECOVERY HOOK ON PASSENGER SIDE

Ian Fletcher
MJOC DTU