I buried myself trying to cross a creek this winter after my buddy already went through and I could only get pulled out from the front due to the hill behind me and the possibility of ripping my exhaust off. With no front hooks I was pretty nervous hooking onto the axle but that was my only option. Also, with the goofy angle, the chain was pushing up against my bumper. Somehow I lucked out without any damage but I'm definitely looking into some hooks up front.
I think I'm just going to try the Mopar ones I found on amazon even though they are more spendy than I would like. But with no other options that I know of I think its better than nothing..