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Front Recovery Points?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by hfrank007, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Feb 5, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    hfrank007

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    I've a 2009 Tacoma TRD Sport and am about to drive to Alaska. Just ordered a set of chains. Am now educating myself on vehicle recovery. Will buy a strap and a receiver hitch D Ring shackle with ring and pin.

    I've been searching forums and not finding an clear answer to this question:

    Is the ring (under the bumper) on the drivers side of the vehicle (I spotted) an attachment for someone's recovery strap should I (shudder) need to be pulled out? If not, where's the best place for them to attach a strap on the front?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 5, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    Sublime

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    Ya, it'll work. Just get another shackle if its not the hook. I've got the hitch receiver shackle and its a must have!
     
  3. Feb 5, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    Cape Codder

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    I'm not that knowledgeable about it, but..........
    from what I've read here:
    The driver's side recovery point is welded and questionable to some.
    The alternative is to buy the Recovery Hook, for an absorbident price,
    (Standard on the "TRD Off Road") to replace the "Tie Down Eye" on the passengers side.
    Toyota Part #51961-35080
    I believe it requires also purchasing a couple longer bolts to replace the "Tie Down" bolts
    Can be found here:
    http://www.toyotapartszone.com/oem/toyota~hook~no~1~51961-35080.html
    But you might Google it first.
    Also Search this site for more info. I know there's a thread or two about it
    Also at the "Other Site" here:
    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2197642#post2197642
    I'll post again if I find more info.
    Pictured below, I think this installation is reversed and the hook normally is open to the center of the truck.
    Good luck and enjoy Alaska


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  4. Feb 5, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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  5. Feb 5, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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    Yeah to my knowledge that loop on the driver side is used just meant to be used as a tie down for when the vehicle gets transported.

    So you are going to want to get a hook like Cape Codder has shown ^^^
     
  6. Feb 5, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    I've seen the driverside loop nearly torn off. The metal its welded to is pretty thin and tears with a good tug. It'll work for a basic recovery, but if you're pretty buried I wouldn't trust it.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    Passenger's Side: Tie Down
    Driver's Side: Recovery/Tow, but questionable
     
  8. Feb 5, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    :laugh: I've been thinking about it. ;)
     
  9. Feb 5, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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