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Demon Mounts for Tacoma D Ring Upgrade without Off-road Bumper

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by AtlasShrugged383, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. Nov 8, 2020 at 11:04 AM
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    AtlasShrugged383

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    I think it’s cool that Demon mounts fabricated a bracket for the Tacoma so you can install heavy duty D rings without an off-road bumper install. They utilize bolts on the crash bar where the tie down attachments go. That being said, do you think they will hold up well if I ever actually need them? Has anyone ever tested these to make sure they hold up?

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  2. Nov 8, 2020 at 11:31 AM
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  3. Nov 8, 2020 at 11:53 AM
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    No they won’t hold up or no they haven’t been tested?
     
  4. Nov 8, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    Probably both. They look like mall crawler nipple rings.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2020 at 12:15 PM
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    Been discussed many places. They sell them as decorative, might work ok in a light pull situation. But certainly wouldn’t try a real recovery. People have contacted the company, they do not rate them for recovery from what I’ve heard.
     
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    Shellshock

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    If you were to pull from them, I’d want to pull from both not just one to distribute the load and hopefully not pull them off
     
  7. Nov 8, 2020 at 1:29 PM
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    Well my question has nothing to do with what you think they look like. I appreciate your negative snark. I hope you feel more important now.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2020 at 1:30 PM
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    Thanks, I’ll “look in other places” I thought this forum allowed questions. I’ll see what I can dig up.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2020 at 1:43 PM
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    I do, vastly so.
     
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    Isn’t the crash bar just a piece of aluminum extrusion?
     
  11. Nov 8, 2020 at 1:59 PM
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    I didn’t say not to ask questions, and I answered it to the best of my ability. I don’t understand why you have an issue with my response. But alright
     
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    From what I’ve seen, nobody has used these in a full recovery application. I could be wrong and someone out there has but I doubt it for this location. This has more been seen as an esthetic appearance mod vs a recovery point or at the least a tie down location. I personally wouldn’t test this location at high load tension resistance.
     
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    I guess in a emergency I’ll use all 3 points.

    The 2 demon brackets and the towpoint on the drivers side that was welded on my 2017 sport.

    I hope I never need to use the front and can just get pulled from the hitch plug .
    Anyway here’s my show and go......
    As it came in the mail.
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    The Demon Brackets
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    instructions
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    The brackets bolted on. Also left the drivers side tow /tie down because it’s welded in
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    Removed the passenger side original bolt on tie down
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    I have a set of ARB shackles painted in Blazing Blue and the shitty Harbor freight in Blazing blue for those sticky fingered bastards that like to steal shit at the MALL

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    they look good man
     
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    I will chime in once again, though I may just type up a Word document and copy/paste it any time this comes up.

    Actively practicing structural engineer with degrees in ME and mathematics.

    These are for decoration only. They are in no way a well thought out, sound design. The fact that they are even sold (regardless of what the manufacturer states, a stranger attempting to help you will have no idea what the terms and conditions of the product are) with the ability to affix a 'traditional' piece of recovery gear is incredibly dangerous. Proper foresight was not applied.
     
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  17. Apr 29, 2021 at 9:11 AM
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    I like em... 100% functional or not... It's all about your truck man...
    I would be curious though... can you hear them while driving? Either slapping around, or are they pretty stationary?
     
  18. Apr 29, 2021 at 9:14 AM
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    With all of the "not functional" comments here, and me being a total noob... can someone explain why?
    What are they attached to that would make them dangerous when attempting a recovery?

    From what I am assuming... just gut guess here, they are attached to a trim piece that is not stabilized by the frame/body of the tuck?

    Potentially causing a snap back?
     
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    The photos in Post #14 (above) clearly show that these are attached to the front cross-member on the frame.
    They are attached to the same front cross-member that the factory hook is attached to.
    They are designed to actually wrap around this cross-member, and pull directly from that wrap-around attachment, and not from the bolt itself. The bolt merely holds it in place, while the wrap-around design provides the strength. These are literally as strong as the cross-member on the frame - the cross-member on the frame will fail before these fail !

    Mr. Engineer (above) didn't look very closely at the photos, and he certainly has never seen one of these in person, or he would not have made such a mis-informed statement.

    I have these on my truck, so I know what I am talking about here.
    :)
     
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  20. Apr 29, 2021 at 10:02 AM
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    The crossmember will fail wayyyy before these will. That is the problem. It is a tie down point from the Factory, not a tow or recovery point.
     

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