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Front recovery point

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by el_turks, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Mar 6, 2016 at 12:22 PM
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    el_turks

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    I know this is a transport hook and I should not use to be recovered. It's on the passenger side.

    And then I have this thing on the driver side. I was expecting to have a hook on my 2009 Pre Runner. Can I attach a D-Ring and use it as a recovery point? It is welded to the frame. or do i need to buy something else?

    Here is a picture of my dog sleeping and me sharing a beer with my spare tire.
     
  2. Mar 6, 2016 at 3:33 PM
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  3. Mar 6, 2016 at 3:37 PM
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    The one welded to the frame is just a transport tie down point, not to be used for recovery.
     
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    The one on the left is a bolted on torque box used for winching up on a flatbed since the Tacoma doesn't have them built in the frame, the drivers is for transport. A few vendors make an aftermarket mount to screw a shakle too. Do not use either one as a recovery point
     
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  5. Mar 6, 2016 at 4:09 PM
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    10 bucks - have used it to free a couple of autos this winter, stuck in the snow. Not sure I would lift my truck up by the hook, but it has sure been adequate to do what I wanted it to do, and is rated for 10K. If I ever get stuck, (and don't need a crane to lift me out) I'm sure it will stand up to enough of a "tug" to get me free.
     
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  7. Mar 6, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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    Do you have part number or url? Please share.
     
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    One bolt holding the hook to the L bracket? God I hope to never need to pull or be pulled by you.
     
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  10. Mar 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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    Grade 8 bolt held hook to bracket, the hook was then WELDED to the bracket. duh notice second hole in hook is filled and weld ground down
     
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    Didn't look close enough. Still an odd setup, creative but odd.
     
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    $10 plus welding if you don't want the hook pointing up or down.
     
  14. Mar 6, 2016 at 7:15 PM
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    no disrespect intended - odd??? my last GM 4x4 PU had twin, factory, horizontally located tow hooks in the front.
     
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    The combination of parts, not the angle of the dangle. The trd one is that way too
    [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  16. Mar 6, 2016 at 7:17 PM
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    Either of the two points you have pics of have worked fine for me on multiple occasions. I just filed out the one on the passenger side so a shackle will fit through (pics below). I've also looped a chain through the driver side point. No troubles there either. I'd say save your money.
     
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    I personally like more beef than that small flange to pull against.
     
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    Gotcha - just couldn't see spending more dough than necessary to get a recovery point in front - welding for mine - N/C - have wire feed in garage -
    cheap mod that works.
     
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    That small flange has held up without issue so I don't see a need to replace it. But I agree, beef is great.:thumbsup:
     
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