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Thoughts on painting recovery hook red?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by UAL777jet, Dec 6, 2018 at 2:35 PM.

  1. Dec 6, 2018 at 2:35 PM
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    UAL777jet

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    If you have, please post a pic.
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2018 at 2:38 PM
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    Yes that needs to be RED, it’s a safety thing.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2018 at 2:39 PM
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    You should replace it with something a little more functional first before you worry about color. Any pull with bend that thing straight and cause damage.
     
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  5. Dec 6, 2018 at 2:41 PM
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    Not true. Before I had a front bumper I used mine many times and never had a problem related to the strength of the hook.
     
  6. Dec 6, 2018 at 2:44 PM
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    Mine don't look quite the same, but here you go:

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  7. Dec 6, 2018 at 2:46 PM
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    Thanks, looks good!
     
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    I did mine with just some red plastidip, after a few uses, just hit it again.
     
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    Probably should throw a set on the rear while your at it...


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    Those are shipping tie downs not the recovery hook like posted above. You try to recover off that thing, and you will be able to watch it go through your rescuer's windshield
     
  13. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:11 PM
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    That said, I agree with @geekhouse23 . I would source a shackle mount for that slot like BPF or SOS.
     
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    Use a hitch receiver shackle to recover from the rear.
     
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    You can also use a grade 8 bolt and nut to run through the center pin hols if you are on a budget.

    also, for the metrically dis-inclined: there is a major difference between imperial grade 8 and metric grade 8.8
     
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    I didn't need to paint mine . It came red and is a beefy cunt

    But it's not as red anymore because a lot of it has been scratched off.
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    Those ARB recovery points are STOUT!
     
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    Used it when i needed help out ofthis mud pit. No issues.

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    Isn't 8.8 closer to the strength of grade 5 Imperial?
     
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    Correct. I think they are essentially equivalent. Metric 10.9 is closer to grade 8.
     
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