Finally getting around to posting the install pics for the Front Tow Hooks. It took all of an hour total from start to finish.
Start with removing the front fascia (see sticky thread: https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=5725
With the fascia removed, you can see the covers on both driver and passenger side that need to be removed to gain access to the inside of the frame (only showing pics for driver side):
Removing the one bolt in this cover reveals the pre-drilled holes in the frame for the mounting bolts:
There are two bolts on one mounting plate and a single bolt on a second mounting plate for each hook. Here's what it looks like with both sets of mounting bolts in place:
Once the mounting plates and bolts are in, it's just a matter of holding the hook in place, and threading the lock nuts on each bolt - 3 per hook (be sure to torque these to specs - 50 ft. lb.):
Here's the finished product (including helpers!):
And the instructions included with the hooks:
I was able to snag the Mopar hooks for a reasonable cost on ebay, and they went in like a breeze. Since I recently bought a canoe, these make it very easy to strap down the front end of the vessel confidently (not to mention that I need to get a good tow strap, or two, for when I am finally able to take the Jeep off road where she belongs!). This is my first "How To" post, so let me know what questions you have. Thanks!