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3rd Gen Recovery Gear Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Z50king, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Feb 1, 2016 at 5:45 AM
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    And how will you take out the pin if it bends from pulling in the middle? It may work in many cases, but I don't think the pin is meant for this kind of pull.
     
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  2. Feb 1, 2016 at 5:51 AM
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    Probably just end up grinding it off, but I've always done this and never had issues. 100+ times in the past 7-8 years. I'd imagine it'd take a massive amount of force to do this considering these pins will tow 20,000+ lbs.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2016 at 5:53 AM
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    I've also done it many times pulling out 3/4 ton trucks attached to large trailers out of the sand.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2016 at 6:28 AM
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    The pins are made for pulling Class 3-5 trailers. They are rated for a hell of a lot. More than necessary for yankin out a taco
     
  5. Feb 1, 2016 at 6:46 AM
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    Was just about up post up that the front factory spots aren't real tough
     
  6. Feb 5, 2016 at 11:10 AM
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  7. Feb 22, 2016 at 8:52 AM
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    Z50king

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    So far, I have gathered this recovery gear:

    Recovery Strap with soft loops
    Recovery Bow Shackle point
    Amazon Tire Plug Kit
    Amazon EZ Tire Deflator (captured stem) ARB knock off
    VIAIR 88P air compressor
    18 feet, 0 gauge Jumper Cables
    First Aid Kit
    Bag of mostly metric tools and pliers

    I think there might be more, idk though.

    I would like to get a shovel to take with us on wheeling trips. Maybe some recovery boards?
     
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  8. Feb 22, 2016 at 9:41 AM
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    I went with almost exactly what you have, but prioritized shovel and recovery boards higher. I have always loved bully tools for shovels and maxtrax, but there are definitely cheaper alternatives out there.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2016 at 10:54 AM
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    I still need to get a compressor (not sure just yet but I'm open to suggestions), deflator and some traction boards. I'll get a hi-lift jack once I get my sliders.

    So far I have a recovery strap, reciever hitch d-ring, shovel, axe, first aid kit, jumper cables, d-ring shackles.

    Down the road I want to get a front plate bumper to mount a winch, just don't have the money for it right now.
    image.jpg
     
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  10. Feb 22, 2016 at 11:14 AM
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  11. Feb 22, 2016 at 11:31 AM
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    Z50king

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    My current recovery gear set:

    Viair 88p portable air compressor
    http://www.amazon.com/Viair-00088-88P-Portable-Compressor/dp/B005ASY23I

    EZ Tire Deflator, Captured valve stem. A copy of the ARB deflator, similar quailty
    http://www.amazon.com/tire-Deflator...168522&sr=1-3-fkmr0&keywords=ex+tire+deflator

    Tooluxe Tire Repair Kit. This is a cheap version of the ARB kit, it's the only cheap one with the Sheath on the plug tool, different handles but same function.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002I52RG0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

    Smitty Built Receiver Bow Shackle Point
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CF1A7O?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004C6OBBC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

    10k working load 4 inch recovery strap. This is from Home Depot. Best deal out there
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Raider-4-in-x-30-ft-Deluxe-Recovery-Tow-Strap-TOW-113/203655908


    I also have these mud flaps, if you are interested in mud flaps. They are a great fit if you can install them on your own.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002NIJS0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01
     
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  12. Feb 22, 2016 at 12:57 PM
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    Thanks for the advice! I'll keep a lookout for the compressor to drop back down before I buy it. How is the compressor/deflator working for you so far? Can you take a couple pictures on how you mounted the mudflaps? I have the oem ones now but I don't want to damage the truck ripping them off.
     
  13. Feb 22, 2016 at 1:21 PM
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    I only took pictures of the rear inside. The front is similar but the extra screws go farther in due to the extra area to screw into

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  14. Feb 22, 2016 at 4:26 PM
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    Regarding use of just a hitch pin and tow strap, minus any kind of shackle or hitch link. I've done it in a pinch but I've also seen a damaged pin. I wouldnt want to snatch anyone out with just a pin, they're not designed or rated to be used with soft straps, you gotta use a hitch link or the like to maintain those ratings.. Just in case anyone new to this is reading.
     
  15. Feb 23, 2016 at 10:09 AM
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    One thing I've always kept in my Jeep is a nice heavy fabric tarp (not plastic...fabric- like a canvas tent wall); while it serves obvious purposes as a tarp...I also lay it over the recovery strap closet the vehicle being pulled. I started doing this after watching a guy do the same when pulling a vehicle with a questionable tow hook...the hook broke...it was loud...and the fabric acted as a big wind break and absorbed most of the energy. Will it always work perfectly like that? Doubt it...but it was convincing enough for me to do the same.
     
  16. Feb 23, 2016 at 10:37 AM
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    https://youtu.be/M0-p_o91f7Y



    I thought that way until I saw this.
     
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  17. Feb 26, 2016 at 11:25 AM
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    That was a great video, thanks for sharing. In all their testing they were using mass or extra straps. No solutions using air resistance were tried. Not that I'm saying it would have worked (or not), but it would have been interesting to see the comparison.

    If you were wondering, here's the solution they came up with after the testing shown in the video above (basically a second strap with loops to catch the primary strap if it fails): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QSkICTte4g
     
  18. Feb 26, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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    Please link to BP Fab front mount. I can't find it :( something I definitely want in the future before my first big wheeling trip. I would hate to rip off the bumper getting pulled out
     
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