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Author:  TonyWilliams [ Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:21 am ]
Post subject:  No front tow hook mounts

If you noticed that there aren't tow hook mounts in the front, or even a tow hook in a tool bag, the cheap bastards at Toyota left the hard mounts on the steel bumper, but gave you no access to it through the bumper cover:


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Author:  evdrive [ Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: No front tow hook mounts

I did notice this Tony and I was a bit pissed about it as well. WTF.

Author:  evdrive [ Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: No front tow hook mounts

I was looking under the rear a few weeks ago after i couldnt locate the front tow hook and I could see 2 flimsy hooks under each rear wheel. I wanted to pull another car a short distance but it didn't seem safe or possible. I thought the real tow hooks must be hidden. Is there anything you found for the rear other than those sketchy underbuild hooks near the rear tires?

Author:  TonyWilliams [ Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: No front tow hook mounts

evdrive wrote:
I was looking under the rear a few weeks ago after i couldnt locate the front tow hook and I could see 2 flimsy hooks under each rear wheel. I wanted to pull another car a short distance but it didn't seem safe or possible. I thought the real tow hooks must be hidden. Is there anything you found for the rear other than those sketchy underbuild hooks near the rear tires?


Put a trailer hitch on...

Author:  jimbo69ny [ Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: No front tow hook mounts

You know Tony, during the CHAdeMo install maybe you could drill a hole in the front bumper and add a color matched plug. If you can nail the exact spot to drill and have a nice plug this would be a nice, and easy, addition to your fast charge system.

Author:  evdrive [ Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: No front tow hook mounts

TonyWilliams wrote:
evdrive wrote:
I was looking under the rear a few weeks ago after i couldnt locate the front tow hook and I could see 2 flimsy hooks under each rear wheel. I wanted to pull another car a short distance but it didn't seem safe or possible. I thought the real tow hooks must be hidden. Is there anything you found for the rear other than those sketchy underbuild hooks near the rear tires?


Put a trailer hitch on...


Yes, that was my conclusion as well. I'm debating between roof racks or a hitch. I put a hitch on my Leaf and enjoyed putting a bike rack on the back. Much easier than lifting a bike or 4 up to roof racks. When I was rear ended in my leaf at a stoplight last year, by a texting young girl, the bikerack buckled and crushed the rear tailgate but spared the bumper and the car from being totaled. Only $4800 in damage thanks to the hitch and rack.

Only problem is I am running super low on cash with the recent run of transportation related purchases, new bike, new rav4 ev, jdemo deposit :), jlong, Jesla, adaptors haha. Someday

Author:  Alex UA [ Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: No front tow hook mounts

Set such a hook, attached to two bolts of the front mountings of the electric motor mount

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