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good spot for a 3/4" shackle?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2KTacoPr3runn3r, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    2KTacoPr3runn3r

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    wondering this was a spot that i could put a recovery shackle? its the frame not a part of the bumper. only problem i see if that the metal is thin. what you guys think?

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  2. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    joerussell610

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    NO!
    that is not a good place
     
  3. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    Toyotacrawler

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    I would be afraid it would bend with a load on it. Looks a little too thin to me. You got a better pic of the exact location of it? Basically zoom out some in the first pic.

    Edit: I know where your talking about now. Don't do it.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    DO NOT DO IT! I was trying to get pulled from that exact spot and ended up just ripping through that metal. The hook caught my bumper and somehow that held... Idk how
     
  5. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    that is right behind the rear leaf springs isn't it? i would look for where the factory receiver hitch mounts to the frame and come off of that somehow with a shackle
     
  6. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    ya thats the reaction i figured i would get
     
  7. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    ya its behind the leaf springs, and in front of where the last bolt to connect the bumper to the frame is
     
  8. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    Don't try to jimmy rig a recovery point it could be someones life that pays for it. just buy proper recovery gear. Like Tim's recovery hitch shackle or a bumper with the proper shackle points.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    ya ive heard the horror stories, was just curious cus dont have the money for a bumper or reciever hitch right now
     
  10. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    No tow package?
     
  11. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    nope. altho one may be in the future because i might be getting my uncles little 10 foot fishing boat
     
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    $100 for a hitch and $40 for a proper shackle mount is better then wrecking your frame or bumper or hurting someone
     
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    ya i figured it wouldnt be the best but i thot i would give it a shot. saving for a hitch now, well and a bestop haha
     
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    Like everyone else said, don't do it. Those are meant for strapping the truck down , not recovery.

    I picked up a couple of hooks from 4wp for 5 bucks each and they are rated at ~10k lbs. The hole spacing is EXACTLY the same spacing as that lil piece of crap tie down bracket things are bolted in at. I placed the hooks on top of those two pieces of metal and picked up some grade 8 bolts to attached the hooks with.

    In hindsight, I think I'm just gonna pull the brackets off alltogether and just keeping the hooks.

    EDIT: Oops...i didn't look close enough on the original pictures...that's the back of the truck. I'm a tard....

    You can kinda see in this pic:
     
  15. Mar 2, 2011 at 5:48 AM
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    Then you don't have the $$ to get your truck stuck to the point it gets damaged.
     
  16. Mar 2, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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