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Dogfish 09-02-2012 04:57 PM

pro comp recovery hook
 
Does anybody know if the Pro comp recovery hook can fit on the front end to replace that cheesy excuse for a recovery point that came from the factory?

Dogfish 09-07-2012 01:56 PM

Nevermind I eneded up getting a Reese tow hook locally add it fit perfectlly. Although, I have to make a gate for it so when a tow strap has slack in it won't fall off. In the future I need to get extra mounting bolts.

sorry for wasting your time guys. lol

Chickenmunga 09-26-2012 11:07 PM

Tow hooks are for towing, not recovery. They are not meant to withstand the force. Additionally, recovery should only be done on closed loops.

here is an example of a tow hook that was used as a recovery point:

http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/2...e/IMG_2998.jpg

I'm only posting this because it's an extreme safety issue that we all need to be aware of.

Wildlandtaco 09-26-2012 11:10 PM

Dam

YumaTRD 09-26-2012 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chickenmunga (Post 5750663)
Tow hooks are for towing, not recovery. They are not meant to withstand the force. Additionally, recovery should only be done on closed loops.

here is an example of a tow hook that was used as a recovery point:

http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/2...e/IMG_2998.jpg

I'm only posting this because it's an extreme safety issue that we all need to be aware of.

my truck has the weirdest boner... :eek:

SGT Taco 09-26-2012 11:20 PM

looks more like a clit

Box Rocket 09-27-2012 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SGT Taco (Post 5750688)
looks more like a clit

Dang man, you must be hookin up with some freaks!

Dogfish 09-27-2012 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Box Rocket (Post 5752027)
Dang man, you must be hookin up with some freaks!

Yeah one with a witch's finger. Lol
I know this is not a permanent tow hook for me. Its just something I am using for mean time for when I get stuck in the sand when I surf fish next year. I am eventually going to get one of the guys to fabricate somethin to use for a shackle. I don't have the money to buy a real bumper.....yet :D I figure I wait I can wait till I ge some real mileage on the new truck first before I start modifying it. :D

Thanks for guys for showing me this.

Chickenmunga 09-27-2012 08:46 PM

OK, to put it in perspective...

"I know these flashlights are not a permanent set of headlights for me. I am using them in the meantime for when I drive at night. I'm eventually going to go to buy real headlight bulbs, but I don't have the money yet. I figure I can wait until I've put some mileage on these flashlights before I get the real thing."

As an LEO, I'm sure your response would be, "Don't drive at night."

So... if you can't buy a safe recovery point... and there's sand... and you are going to get stuck in sand... maybe avoid the sand for now?

Just sayin' :p

Dogfish 09-28-2012 05:52 AM

It either that or put the factory one back and use it like everyone else did.I figured it was better than having the factory loop on there. lol oh well I guess I am out of 14 bucks then.

Chickenmunga 09-28-2012 08:17 AM

I'd just go to a welding shop and ask them to weld a burly hoop onto your frame, probably 3/4" thick or so. I'd imagine the cost would be pretty low.


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