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No Hitch, Where to put recovery straps?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Fightnfire, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Jun 29, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    Fightnfire

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    Anyone have a picture of where in the front and back is the best place to put a recovery strap. both for getting pulled out and pulling ... not that they would be different.

    No hitch.
     
  2. Jun 29, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    Dammit Man!

    I plan to, eventually, but until that happens I have a couple of trips to take and was wondering where ..
     
  3. Jun 29, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    the box my strap came in said around the frame in the rear, in the front i would think the tow hooks, im not too sure if those are rated for that kind of action though
     
  4. Jun 29, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    I wrapped a strap around both frame rails in the rear one time when I got stuck. Worked okay for me, but it was a pretty easy job to get me unstuck too. A hitch would be preferable to crawling under the truck.
     
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    On most car and truck frames there is an oval hole at the side front and rear of the frame, these holes accept whats called a " T " hook. T hooks are used for towing and recovery. You can hook a strap to them.
    http://www.macscustomtiedowns.com/product/89/Towing
     
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    Use a shackle on the tow hook in the front. I'll have to get back to you on the size.
    Try not to use the rear, but wrap it around the frame if you must. Never use the axle,springs or spring mounts.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    I was bored so i went and took some pics. The first one is of the $8 hook i bought from Harbor Freight Tools. Bolted right up no modifications needed!. the second is the way i used to wrap the strap up around the frame and onto the little corner bumper extension thing. In the rear the only thing i could come up with was to wrap it around the spare tire carrier. I've never used this because i got a hitch but it looks like it would work and i think its better than hookin to the spring mount.

    truck pics! 002.jpg
    truck pics! 003.jpg
    truck pics! 005.jpg
     
  8. Jun 30, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Thanks for the help guys!
     
  9. Jun 30, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    I would not do either of the last two pictures. First is a good idea.
     
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    yea i know the last one is only if you absolutely have to(i didn't really see much else to wrap around) but the second setup i've used quite a few times before i got the hook and its worked really well.
     
  11. Jun 30, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    in reference to that second pic... I've used that "corner bumper extension" thing you mention a couple times for a jack position to lift the front of the truck....it started to bend. I don't recommend that as a tow point...
     
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