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Stock bumper and hitch shackle.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Yo Chill Son, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 14, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    Yo Chill Son

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    Looks like I'll be buying a receiver hitch in the near future.
     
  2. Dec 14, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    Any pics of yours on your truck?
     
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    I will have a class III durahitch for sale when I get a new rear bumper w/ recovery points. :eek:
     
  4. Dec 14, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    If you can find one that fits through the hole then yes, but Idk if it is rated strong enough because the shackle would be so small?
     
  6. Dec 15, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    Dont think you could get a shackle wide enough with a small enough pin to fit.

    You can always put the loop of your strap into the receiver, then put the hitch pin through. Would be plenty strong to do some light recovery...but eventually you would eff up your hitch pin.
     
  7. Dec 15, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    I have never had one fall off when i ran one.
     
  10. Dec 16, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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    After I lifted my truck, I had to buy a new receiver tube with a bigger drop. I took the ball out of my old receiver tube and use it as an open spare. I went to my local farm supply store and bought a heavy duty clevis/hitch pin set to use with it. It was rated to either 22,000 or 25,000 lbs.
     
  11. Dec 18, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    There are different size studs for balls too. I recently had to buy a 2-5/16" ball to tow a huge trailer and it had a fatter stud than the 1" hole my ball mount has so I had to go back and find the ball with a 1" stud that fit my slide in ball mount hole.

    You can safely use a 3/4" shackle in the hole of a ball mount, but the shackle will hang sidways instead of how you normally see them. I've used this setup, and have seen it used this way since it's common for guys to already have a ball mount with a ball in it, and they can just go buy a shackle and replace the ball with it. Both will be safe to tug on.
     

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