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TGL recovery point vs smittybilt?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Gjr003, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Jul 28, 2018 at 10:39 AM
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    Gjr003

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  2. Jul 28, 2018 at 10:46 AM
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    Grossomotto

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    Are you talking about this?

    http://www.smittybiltdepot.com/Smittybilt-Side-Steps-and-Running-Boards/Smittybilt-Beaver-Step-Black-27046B.aspx?t_c=70&t_s=75&t_pt=3232&t_pn=S/B27046B


    If so, I wouldn’t use that silly thing. It’s a shin smasher plus you can step on your bumper, if needed.

    You can get a shackle receiver for $30 (or less on Eby Amz) if you want a recovery point. Note, this is lower profile and doesn’t stick out as far as other versions, so you don’t smash your shins walking around your truck. Keep that in mind.

    https://www.quadratec.com/products/...MIkuWZga3C3AIVFYezCh2MoQ7cEAQYAyABEgLue_D_BwE



     
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  3. Jul 28, 2018 at 10:55 AM
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    That is pretty nice, added that to the cart as well.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2018 at 2:32 PM
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    Anchovy

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    I actually bought the smittybilt one last week lol, it's pretty cool. Keeps people from getting tailgate friendly on the highway
     
  5. Jul 28, 2018 at 5:25 PM
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    That’s my thought too I just took out my ball hitch. The TGL one looks pretty nice with the textured top. I’ve got that and the receiver in my cart
     
  6. Jul 28, 2018 at 9:11 PM
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    SurfratTX

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    Love mine. Never once hit my shin. Have had mine 2 years ...you would have to be un-naturally walking close to your vehicle to even hit it. It’s super easy to put a recovery strap on. I did paint mine since the paint it comes with faded from black. Not to mention the fear factor possibly from other drivers having that pointy thing pointing at them of sorts....

    4ADFE8D0-E4A2-4C45-A967-8961535C839F.jpg
     
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  7. Jul 28, 2018 at 11:31 PM
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    Rob Daman

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    a lot
    I have the smitty and it's loose.

    If you get the TGL, let us know if it's similar. Both are made overseas.

    here's my review and I never hit my shins.

    https://youtu.be/1ew1mcwEOhc
     
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