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Recovery Points

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Albinator, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. Apr 8, 2016 at 10:35 AM
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    Albinator

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    Where is the rear recovery points on my 2000 Tacoma 4x4? I took a picture where I think they may be. Can you guys point them out to me?

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  2. Apr 8, 2016 at 11:49 AM
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    There are none from the factory. You have to add them.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2016 at 12:33 PM
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    A d ring through the hitch hole in your stock bumper (probably will bend the frame plates at some point). Aftermarket like TG bumper or add a 2" receiver and toss in one of those nice hooks.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2016 at 2:14 PM
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    Good thing I asked before I tried at some point...can you direct me to a good set that is wallet friendly and where it installs? Yeah would rather not attach eo the stock bumper. I've got a ball hitch connected onto it anyway.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2016 at 3:05 PM
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  6. Apr 8, 2016 at 3:23 PM
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  7. Apr 8, 2016 at 8:54 PM
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  8. Apr 9, 2016 at 5:31 AM
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    A new hitch is half the cost of a TG bumper not really worth buying a hitch unless you get one from Craigslist or a place like LKQ.
     
  9. Apr 9, 2016 at 10:03 AM
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    I have a Reese tow hitch that attaches to the frame that is still sitting with my stock bumper that I put away after I installed my new TG rear bumper. Too bad I live in California. @Albinator

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  11. Apr 9, 2016 at 11:41 AM
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  12. Jul 21, 2016 at 9:17 PM
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    Could I at a hook to the rear frame somewhere (or d-ring) like it is with the front passenger hook?
     
  13. Jul 21, 2016 at 9:44 PM
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    Surprised nobodys mentioned this but the rear of your frame looks pretty rusty. You could box it in and weld another crossmember just behind the bumper and have a hook on it.
     
  14. Jul 21, 2016 at 11:59 PM
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    It all comes down to if your extracting someone or extracting yourself.

    Pulling others a receiver hitch works best .

    Then getting your vehicle out when the rear bumper is close to ground level slings around the rear axle work well protecting them from being cut with padding

    Then if the OP could fabricate most likely no need to ask.
     
  15. Jul 22, 2016 at 12:10 AM
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    Im not nure why there isnt a factory hook on it. My 2002 came with one. Check for 2 bolt holes about 2 in apart in the bottom of the frame, drivers side.

    Edit: nm. Looking at the picture in your first post, they would be just below where you thought a recovery point should be.
     
  16. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:55 AM
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    It depends how much force is gonna be pulled. These 1st gen rear bumpers are pretty stout, if there aint that much weight, you could just wrap a strap around it twice. Personally I'd get a hitch with a ball off craigslist.
     
  17. Jul 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM
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    I broke my mount off tugging a s-10 out of the woods.
     
  18. Jul 22, 2016 at 9:02 AM
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    Thats why I said it depends on the load, we do this the pull dead tractors and trucks on the ram charger we have at the ranch with no problems
     
  19. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:10 PM
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    My bumper has the stock ball but I've heard not to use it to pull/recover others
     
  20. Jul 23, 2016 at 9:21 PM
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    The balls have been known to fail. They break, and now you have a metal hitch ball being shot at you from a 30 foot long slingshot. Deadly to say the least.
     

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