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The following is as I understand it to be:
On the Latitude front bumper(right corner) there is a 2"(about) access plug that when removed an eye bolt can be screwed in. The supplied eye bolt is stored in the spare tire area. Latitude that I drove, eye bolt could not be located anywhere. Did notice one fella used it to tie down a kayak. Have not been able to locate that post again. Does not seem to me that an eye bolt is meant to act as a tow hook, what is it's intended use and is it really included with the vehicle.

Please explain what I'm describing here.
 

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The following is as I understand it to be:
On the Latitude front bumper(right corner) there is a 2"(about) access plug that when removed an eye bolt can be screwed in. The supplied eye bolt is stored in the spare tire area. Latitude that I drove, eye bolt could not be located anywhere. Did notice one fella used it to tie down a kayak. Have not been able to locate that post again. Does not seem to me that an eye bolt is meant to act as a tow hook, what is it's intended use and is it really included with the vehicle.

Please explain what I'm describing here.
It is a tow hook. These are mandatory in some places. My MINI has a plug like that on the front and the back.
 

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It's a tow hook, my latitude did not come with one but I installed an aftermarket one just because I like the way they look. From what I am told they are ment to tow a vehicle over hard flat surfaces not to pull you out of mud, I may be wrong. They are required at alot of road race tracks so cars can be moved off of the track quickly.
 

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It's a tow hook, my latitude did not come with one but I installed an aftermarket one just because I like the way they look. From what I am told they are ment to tow a vehicle over hard flat surfaces not to pull you out of mud, I may be wrong. They are required at alot of road race tracks so cars can be moved off of the track quickly.
LOL - looks like a lip ring for the jeep - I like it!
 

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It's a tow hook. Not for flat towing, but to drag you vehicle up onto a flat bed when it is disabled, and possibly as a tie down. I've had one with every vehicle with plastic bumpers. They've been around since the 80s at least.
 

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Interesting that the non-trailhawk has the attachment but don't provide the yow hook or eye bolt. My scion tc came with one.

My trailhawk has the plastic cover but nothing behind it to screw on the tow hook or eye bolt. But I have the 2 red tow hooks.

You can get a license plate relocator bracket to put there if you don't want to dril into your bumper to mount the license plate.

You can purchase the tow hook / eye bolt in different styles online. Just think its kind of lame of jeep to not provide one.
 

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There are two points where the tow hook can be attached, one in the front and one in the rear, on the passenger side of the vehicle. In Europe are mandatory.
Can be used for move the vehicle on a a flat bed, as wrote by other people before, but also to move the vehicle for rescue on the road and also to flat tow it for limited distances (but in many european countries You cannot tow another vehicles on highways or main roads).
To avoid damages claims manufacturer usually write in thei manuals to not use for towing anyone offroad, stuck, ... but usually people do it anyway.

 

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It's a tow hook, my latitude did not come with one but I installed an aftermarket one just because I like the way they look. From what I am told they are ment to tow a vehicle over hard flat surfaces not to pull you out of mud, I may be wrong. They are required at alot of road race tracks so cars can be moved off of the track quickly.
Do you have link for that one? They look nice enough. Have you had the chance to test it out, to make sure it holds its own in a real-world use case?
 

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Here are some photos of my new Tow Hooks. I bought them from a forum member (Skylane765) on this thread. I talked with him a bit. Really good guy. His company has been making these for other vehicles for a while and just started making these for our Renegades. Here are some photos of the front and rear (longer bolt) eye bolt / tow hooks.
 

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Looks good, no question.

Will they work as a recovery point if you're stuck someplace though? Or are they only handy for pulling up to a flat-bed tow-truck?

I'm just thinking, if they're nice-looking but they may not hold for anything more than a pull to a flat-bed, then maybe a handful of "ugly" ones that are more sturdy might be nice to have for the muck and yuck I most-certainly will eventually get myself stuck in, LOL :)
 

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Looks good, no question.

Will they work as a recovery point if you're stuck someplace though? Or are they only handy for pulling up to a flat-bed tow-truck?

I'm just thinking, if they're nice-looking but they may not hold for anything more than a pull to a flat-bed, then maybe a handful of "ugly" ones that are more sturdy might be nice to have for the muck and yuck I most-certainly will eventually get myself stuck in, LOL :)
im sure in certain situations you can i mean if it can be pulled up a flat bed, if an extreme problem a raised you could use it.
 

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I finally saw a Renegade today that has a full size temporary spare from the factory. The main difference between that one and the one that you can get from your parts department is that the factory one comes with a jack, a lug wrench, a screwdriver, a funnel and a wheel chalk, all stowed in a styrofoam box that is in a black bag. It's the same jack that comes with the full size matching spare. Whereas the one you get from your parts department has a bag for the jack and the wrench. Looks like it would rattle quite a bit in the trunk as it does not have the styrofoam to keep it all separated.

So I unzipped the jack bag and then opened up the styrofoam to see what all was inside. What was interesting was that in the bottom left there was a space for a tow hook that was missing. Again makes me wonder what the delivery drivers do with all of those tow hooks. They certainly don't leave them in the Renegades, have yet to see a single tow hook left in the Renegades.

And sorry folks but the system is still not accepting my attached pictures. I tried to attach a picture of the open styrofoam jack box so you could all see that there is a space there for a tow hook which is missing from the jack box.
 

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Hmmm!!!
I had the same issue with uploading pics. Found out you can only upload so many pics before you have to go in your account and reset. I kept trying and trying to upload pics with no luck then finally figured it out. LOL
 
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