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tow shackle

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 671taco, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Mar 12, 2010 at 3:08 AM
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    671taco

    671taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    is there a way to attach a tow shackle to the rear of my truck? is it even
    possible? i wanna be able to run a setup like this.
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  2. Mar 12, 2010 at 3:59 AM
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    Motoxerc0

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    Im assuming you dont have the factory trailer hitch. If you did just buy the hitch and put the D shackle through the hole where the ball would go.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2010 at 4:14 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    To elaborate.....

    Put the d-ring in one of these (if you have a hitch). I've done this myelf and it works great.

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    Search google, you'll find some ideas. I typed in "Tacoma recovery points" and got this:
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=tacoma+recovery+points&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=

    Some neat ideas already out there....just need to do some searching and reading.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2010 at 4:16 AM
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    Motoxerc0

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    Thank you haha thats a better explanation.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2010 at 4:22 AM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 I like ze best!

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    You can pick up a reciever shackle at a few places, I think I got mine online, but I've seen them at stores like tractor supply.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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    yeah i dont have a trailer hitch.

    the other day i pulled a sitting explorer on my yard to another spot. i had no where to put the strap at the rear
    so i clipped it to the front hooks. i was able to pull it down the yard, but at one point i couldnt anymore. for one the explorer brakes are locked up, and two; there was no weight on the rear of the taco because i was pulling with the front.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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  8. Mar 12, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    haha close enough...its hafa adai
    cool man, glad you enjoyed it here and hope you guys can make it
    back again soon
     
  9. Mar 13, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    JKD

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    You can get a receiver hitch for under $100 if you look around carefully. It's a bolt-on. I ordered a Valley hitch through Amazon and it still only cost about $125.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    thats a good deal, any pics?
     
  11. Mar 13, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    i can sell you my hitch for 25 bucks i have no use for it and we can prolly ship it at a decent rate, i can get pics morrow mornin


    edit mines a 02 1st gen
     
  12. Mar 13, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    it's off topic, but i have the exact pro caomp strap you posted in the first pic...just have to say that thing is awesome! damn near indestrctable.

    as for your delema, i'd say if you have the money, a hitch is the safest and strongest way to go. how you attach it to the hitch is up to you. i'm running a shackle like rhino and it's great...very easy and versitile, but some guys just just slide the strap intot the hitch reciever and put a hitch pin through it.
     
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