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Are the stock tow hooks on 2014 worth a damn?

Are the OEM tow hooks that come on the 2014 suitable for recovery efforts or just barely strong enough to let it be pulled up on a tow truck?

I remember bending some OEM tow hooks back in the day on another vehicle and quickly finding out they were mostly for looks and to barely get the car up on the tow truck, not to actually do anything serious.
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Re: Are the stock tow hooks on 2014 worth a damn?

"Tow Hooks are rated with a towing capacity up to 5,500 pounds or 1.5 times the vehicles GVWR".

I have never read of anyone bending/breaking them....yet.
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Re: Are the stock tow hooks on 2014 worth a damn?

Good to know... sorry if I missed that in the manual.
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Re: Are the stock tow hooks on 2014 worth a damn?

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"Tow Hooks are rated with a towing capacity up to 5,500 pounds or 1.5 times the vehicles GVWR".

I have never read of anyone bending/breaking them....yet.

Is that EACH or combined... EACH would mean when using both, you get roughly 3x the GVWR, if you dispersed the weight evenly right?

If thats for both combined, I could easily see you breaking them when Buuba Joe in his Chevy 3 Fitty, and 52 inch tractor tires gets a 20mph running start at you...
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Re: Are the stock tow hooks on 2014 worth a damn?

^ I was wondering the same. It was pasted from Mopar's site. The dealer (or someone) might know. Also confusing is the 5,500 pounds or 1.5 times the vehicles GVWR. Do we pick the smaller, or larger number? 1.5x GVWR is much more than 5,500 lbs for us.
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Re: Are the stock tow hooks on 2014 worth a damn?

*Puts good ol' boy hat on* - well, lets go hook'er up to something and find out...
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