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pro comp recovery hook

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Dogfish, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Sep 2, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    Does anybody know if the Pro comp recovery hook can fit on the front end to replace that cheesy excuse for a recovery point that came from the factory?
     
  2. Sep 7, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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    Nevermind I eneded up getting a Reese tow hook locally add it fit perfectlly. Although, I have to make a gate for it so when a tow strap has slack in it won't fall off. In the future I need to get extra mounting bolts.

    sorry for wasting your time guys. lol
     
  3. Sep 26, 2012 at 11:07 PM
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    Tow hooks are for towing, not recovery. They are not meant to withstand the force. Additionally, recovery should only be done on closed loops.

    here is an example of a tow hook that was used as a recovery point:

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    I'm only posting this because it's an extreme safety issue that we all need to be aware of.
     
  4. Sep 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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  7. Sep 27, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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    Dang man, you must be hookin up with some freaks!
     
  8. Sep 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    Yeah one with a witch's finger. Lol
    I know this is not a permanent tow hook for me. Its just something I am using for mean time for when I get stuck in the sand when I surf fish next year. I am eventually going to get one of the guys to fabricate somethin to use for a shackle. I don't have the money to buy a real bumper.....yet :D I figure I wait I can wait till I ge some real mileage on the new truck first before I start modifying it. :D

    Thanks for guys for showing me this.
     
  9. Sep 27, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    OK, to put it in perspective...

    "I know these flashlights are not a permanent set of headlights for me. I am using them in the meantime for when I drive at night. I'm eventually going to go to buy real headlight bulbs, but I don't have the money yet. I figure I can wait until I've put some mileage on these flashlights before I get the real thing."

    As an LEO, I'm sure your response would be, "Don't drive at night."

    So... if you can't buy a safe recovery point... and there's sand... and you are going to get stuck in sand... maybe avoid the sand for now?

    Just sayin' :p
     
  10. Sep 28, 2012 at 5:52 AM
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    It either that or put the factory one back and use it like everyone else did.I figured it was better than having the factory loop on there. lol oh well I guess I am out of 14 bucks then.
     
  11. Sep 28, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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    I'd just go to a welding shop and ask them to weld a burly hoop onto your frame, probably 3/4" thick or so. I'd imagine the cost would be pretty low.
     
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