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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-07-2017, 05:17 PM
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The tow hooks aren't available in all markets either. In the EU and the U.K. The KL doesn't have front tow hooks for pedestrian safety.
Wow, you're right! and they look goofy without those hooks, too!

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Wow, you're right! and they look goofy without those hooks, too!



Yup, I think it looks silly with the horrible road tires it has too. The how hooks do a pretty good job of folding out of the way in a collision but I guess for pedestrian safety nothing in the front can be attached to the frame or something like that.


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Well, only one way to find out then. Grab two tanks with chains connecting to either ends of the Trailhawk, and a force gauge on one end, and see how far those tow hooks can take it.
So.are you offering your KL to be the guinea pig???

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The tow hooks aren't available in all markets either. In the EU and the U.K. The KL doesn't have front tow hooks for pedestrian safety.
Really, pedestrian safety?.? What, like the pedestrian's jacket is going to get caught on the hook as I'm driving over them? LOL, you got love government safety boards and all the 'what ifs' in the world. Moving on ....
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Really, pedestrian safety?.? What, like the pedestrian's jacket is going to get caught on the hook as I'm driving over them? LOL, you got love government safety boards and all the 'what ifs' in the world. Moving on ....


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Well, it's stupid, but it's the truth. We don't have the hooks here and must live without it.

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Really, pedestrian safety?.? What, like the pedestrian's jacket is going to get caught on the hook as I'm driving over them? LOL, you got love government safety boards and all the 'what ifs' in the world. Moving on ....
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Pedestrian safety starts with not hitting them! Kinda' like gun safety starts with keeping your finger off the trigger.... I have a hard time imagining a tow hook making the difference in a human VS car altercation.

That really sucks for you @Toy. I personally don't even like to wheel with people that don't have a front recovery method. I've had too many sketchy and unsafe instances trying to recover a vehicle from the rear where a little front tug would've been all that was needed.
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Thanks everyone - figured it was just a misunderstanding.

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So.are you offering your KL to be the guinea pig???

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As long as I get some generous compensation, like a new KL with identical options to mine (or better), then yes.
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