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post #11 of 169 (permalink) Old 10-23-2016, 03:15 PM
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Wow. That is terrible.
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I noticed your Renegade is not a trailhawk, therefore didn't come with the red tow hooks... So, the one you used was probably a screw in type, used mainly for loading the jeep onto tow trucks when disabled. Did you read the owners manual regarding tow-hooks? Even if say you did have the TH red tow hooks here is what the manual says...

"NOTE: For off-road recovery, it is recommended to use both of the front tow hooks to minimize the risk of damage to the vehicle."
Found on Page 505 -IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

Just saying, you'll have a hard time getting a warranty repair when it was most likely user error. The photo did show most damage on the passenger side, the side where the bolt on hooks goes.

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That makes me much less inclined to use the tow hook. I'm sorry to see your Jeep in that condition.😢😭😭😭
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I noticed your Renegade is not a trailhawk, therefore didn't come with the red tow hooks... So, the one you used was probably a screw in type, used mainly for loading the jeep onto tow trucks when disabled. Did you read the owners manual regarding tow-hooks? Even if say you did have the TH red tow hooks here is what the manual says...

"NOTE: For off-road recovery, it is recommended to use both of the front tow hooks to minimize the risk of damage to the vehicle."
Found on Page 505 -IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

Just saying, you'll have a hard time getting a warranty repair when it was most likely user error. The photo did show most damage on the passenger side, the side where the bolt on hooks goes.
This is partially correct, but a Non-Trailhawk only has 1 recovery point on the front. Same with the rear, just 1.

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Looks like MIG welded aluminum, so yeah, the welds will break before the metal. Happens sometimes with steel also.

Gonna have to look. I thought those hooks were supposed to thread into the sub frame, as in the welded steel structure.
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Nope, bumper video if it'll post.

https://youtu.be/ePYXczMldQ4

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the threaded tow which is a screw in , only goes to the aluminum mounts which bolt into the frame - if ya had a bull bar you prob could have linked up to that - as that bolts directly into the frame ontop of the aluminum - iv noticed those welds dont look great when i was checking out the bull bar location mounts
u can see the aluminum mounts to the frame with bolts - then its welded sort of in the corners it looks like , then that mounts to the bumper which has the threaded hole for a hook.. it does not look so strong if u ask me . at least a bull bar mounts direct to the upper bolt on the aluminum and the lower bolt mounts to the lower bolt in the photo



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So you were only getting it towed because the clutch burnt out? Which is the worse failure?
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It's TIG welded, but no heat behind it. It's absurd, but it's going to FCA and they're gonna fix it.

We'll see how they approach it this week, guess it depends on how they deal with this disaster. I can't believe they used this setup as a bumper. A 5mph wreck would have destroyed this.

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That's sad.

Yeah fuel economy.
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