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How to Install Rugged Ridge Tow Hook Kit Chrome Bolt on on your 1987-2013 Wrangler

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All Jeep® CJ™

All CJ™ models require the use of the two front bolt holes (See Diagram A – Holes # 1 & 2). The tow hook can be mounted on either driver or passenger side of the vehicle on the frame. There are (2) holes on top of the frame: one attaches the front bumper and the other is located on the front frame cover (frame cover may have to be drilled). Remove the existing bolt for the front bumper and, using the hardware supplied in the kit, bolt the hook (and optional safety catch) to the frame. NOTE: Most CJ™ models will utilize the bolts and nuts supplied in the kit, however, some CJ™ model frames may have threaded holes. If so, use the mounting instructions below for the YJ™ Wrangler™. Torque bolts to 65 lbs.


1987-95 Jeep® YJ™ Wrangler™

YJ™ Wrangler™ models require the use of the front and rear bolt holes at either end of the hook (See Diagram A – Holes # 1 & 3). The tow hook can be mounted on either driver or passenger sides of the vehicle on the frame. There are (2) holes on the top of the frame: one attaches the front bumper and the other is located on the front frame cover (frame cover may have to be drilled). Remove the existing bolt for the front bumper and, using the hardware supplied in the kit, bolt the hook (and optional safety catch) to the threaded holes in the frame. Torque bolts to 65 lbs. NOTE: on some YJ applications there may be interference with the round cross tube located beneath the mounting frame holes. Use a 2” (short) grade 8 bolts for this application (not supplied).

1997-02 Jeep® TJ™ Wrangler™

TJ™ Wrangler™ models require the use of the two rear bolt holes of the hook (See Diagram A – Holes # 2 & 3). The tow hook can be mounted on either driver or passenger sides of the vehicle on the frame. There are (2) holes on the top of the frame: one attaches the front bumper and the other is located on the front frame cover (frame cover may have to be drilled). Remove the existing bolt for the front bumper and, using the hardware supplied in the kit, bolt the hook (and optional safety catch) to the threaded holes in the frame. Torque bolts to 65 lbs.

Universal Mounting and Rear Mounting on Jeeps®

11303.03 & 11236.02 Tow Hooks can be mounted on any flat surface on any vehicle using the supplied hardware. Once a location is found, use the hook as a template and drill (2) ½” holes in the frame for any two of the tow hook holes (existing holes in the frame can also be used). Be sure to check for wires, fuel lines, etc. behind the frame before drilling. Bolt the hook (and optional safety catch) to the frame with the supplied hardware. Torque to 65 lbs.


Tow Hooks are warranted against manufacturer’s defects for ninety (90) days from consumer purchase. Consult your sales representative for further information.

Jeep® CJ™, YJ™, TJ™, and Wrangler™ are registered trademarks of Daimler Chrysler Corporation and their respective owners. The manufacturer and distributors of these products are not affiliated with Daimler Chrysler.