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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. Apr 30, 2021 at 11:33 AM
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    I've watched Ronny's videos, I'll pass..
     
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    That reference escapes me, got a link?
     
  3. Apr 30, 2021 at 11:48 AM
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    Oooh, now I remember that channel. Great source of info. Thanks.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2021 at 11:55 AM
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  6. Apr 30, 2021 at 12:19 PM
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    Who yanks that hard and cuts their tow ball. Why not just run over the dummies to show what happens when you run over someone.
     
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    The point is to show what CAN happen. It's not insinuating it will every time. It might not ever even happen to you. But if it fails, those are similar results you could expect to see. Just because something hasn't failed yet, doesn't mean it won't. If there's a safer way to do something, ignoring that is pure negligence.
     
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    I don't think anyone is questioning the strength of the brackets and shackles, or "hooks" as they call them. It's the structure is mounted to that will fail. If one were to rip the crossnember clean off, the brackets would probably be undamaged so what they are saying is technically true, just misleading.
     
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    And if you deliberately weaken a test subject to make your case and get a 30 mph run, you don't have a case. I guess next they drain all the oil out of a running motor to show motors can fail.
     
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    Looks like a fun project! Lots of room for a couple of additional cap screws to go along with available mounting holes. 'gonna make a mirrored pair? ;-)
     
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    The TRD models all have the recovery point at the same spot on the cross member and Toyota rates the recovery hook at 9,000 lbs. I don’t think the mounting location will be a problem. As long as the Demon bracket is rated to handle the stress of a pull and your D-rings are rated high enough, shouldn’t be an issue.

    Best to just save and install an after market bumper though with included recovery points. Much more secure and safer.

    they do look nice on the truck. And like I read above, it’s your truck, set it up the way you like it.
     
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    There are no OEM Recovery Points anywhere, on any Tacoma.
    Zero, zilch, nada.
     
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    Why would Toyota only recommend use in an emergency for short distances at low speeds on pavement if it was rated for twice the trucks weight?
     
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    Then why recommend it at all?
     
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    Please provide some Toyota documentation that states tow hooks on any model are rated to 9k. You can’t. Because the documentation doesn’t exist. I have a TRD and my manual says for flat level, low speed towing.

    I say we close this thread and let these morons find out the hard way how strong these “recovery” points are.

    Let Darwin sort them out.

    Edit: The tow hook rating itself, if that’s what you are referring to, means fuck all. The crossbar that attaches to the tow hook is what matters. If the crossbar comes off with the tow hook, it would potentially cause much much more damage. Every single component that touches the strap, hook, crossbar, frame needs to be considered when it comes to the strength. The weakest one fails first, and takes everything between it and the recovery vehicle with it.
     
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    And that ladies and gentlemen, is how they *used* to do a retraction.
     
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