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Old 04-24-2015, 12:09 AM   #1
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Question Jeep JK tow hooks

I travel quite a bit globally and have noticed that the JK is fairly popular the world over...even seen more than one in Japan. however, what interests me is the complete lack of front tow hooks on all but the domestic ones. Even the Rubi's don't get em. WTF is the thinking here?
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:39 AM   #2
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I think it has to do with pedestrian safety regs in many countries.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:10 AM   #3
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Really? They all come with tow hooks here.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:05 AM   #4
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My 14 came with two on the front and one on the back.

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Old 04-24-2015, 08:36 AM   #5
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I think it has to do with pedestrian safety regs in many countries.
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Really? They all come with tow hooks here.
Canada copies a lot of U.S. safety regs. Makes it easier for the automakers to build and sell cars across the border, in either direction. And I bet even Priuses have tow hooks in Canada, either from the factory or welded on by the owners.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:38 AM   #6
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I think it has to do with pedestrian safety regs in many countries.
The U.S. is more concerned about minimizing damage to the car. In Europe they're more concerned about minimizing damage to pedestrians. It may have something to do with having more pedestrians and having national health systems that pay for their injuries.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:33 PM   #7
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you are probably right. Seems like a way out there kind of answer,( at least to me), so it's gotta be true!
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