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Old 11-02-2008, 08:33 PM   #1
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Receiver + Shackle Question

I have a rear hitch receiver with a ball on it. Could I take the ball off and put a shackle through the hole to use as a (safe) recovery point? What size shackle would I need?
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you mean something like this:


http://4by4connection.com/recshacbrac.html

Then YES, if you have a reciever hitch. lots of people use them.
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I have a rear hitch receiver with a ball on it. Could I take the ball off and put a shackle through the hole to use as a (safe) recovery point? What size shackle would I need?
Yes you can. I'm running a 3/4" shackle. Also off the trails and around town I pull the shackle and call it my radiator punch.

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Yes you can. I'm running a 3/4" shackle. Also off the trails and around town I pull the shackle and call it my radiator punch.

just an FYI, you might want to zip-tie the bolt, to prevent it from vibrating back out, and losing it, ask me how i know, lol
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just an FYI, you might want to zip-tie the bolt, to prevent it from vibrating back out, and losing it, ask me how i know, lol
A 18" flathead does the trick as well. Reef on it till it's good and tight.
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Yes you can. I'm running a 3/4" shackle. Also off the trails and around town I pull the shackle and call it my radiator punch.

Thats exactly what I was talking about. Thanks!
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