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Tow strap hitch

Discussion in 'Towing' started by MyTaco, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Sep 23, 2008 at 3:19 PM
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    MyTaco

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    Were are you guys finding these hitches with the tow strap loops?
     
  2. Sep 23, 2008 at 3:20 PM
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    It's called a reciever shackle. Make sure your not using a tow strap with a metal hook at the end.
     
  3. Sep 23, 2008 at 3:24 PM
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    Thanks for the link. No metal involved, just the strap.
     
  4. Sep 27, 2008 at 3:53 AM
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    They can be found at Tractor Supply too. A nice pretty yellow shackle, could keep the shins from bleeding. We all know that feeling.redguy dancing.gif
     
  5. Oct 15, 2008 at 7:38 AM
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    How about the front!
    What is the best way to secure a tow strap to the front of the Tacoma?
    Can I drill and secure rings or hooks to the frame?
    I want to secure a 8 ft tow strap at 2 points to create a center pulling point a few feet in front of the vehicle.
    Are there aftermarket hooks which can be bolted to existing holes on the frame?
    I have already mounted a "bull bar"Bumper Guard set up from JC Whitney but i would not trust girth-hitching a strap to it.
    We will be rigging a tacoma as a "Technical" so we will need rapid front and rear extraction points in ambush situations...
    Please Advise!
    Out!

    P.S. Great Site. Glad to have found it.
    First Post in what will i hope be a great future exchange of Ideas.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2008 at 8:15 AM
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  7. Oct 21, 2008 at 8:45 PM
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    Nice gear!
     
  8. Oct 21, 2008 at 8:48 PM
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    ummm ok dumb question.......why? :eek:
     
  9. Oct 22, 2008 at 4:26 AM
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    Do you have a receiver?
    Take the ball out of the receiver and put a D-ring in the hole there. Works just as good and costs half as much (if you already have a receiver).
     
  10. Oct 22, 2008 at 5:04 AM
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    I just picked up a Warne, for $40, nice and heavy. Do not care for the "silver" color but that can be changed.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2008 at 5:13 AM
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    If the line snaps,:eek: you don't want to be in the way of that metal end.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2008 at 6:55 AM
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  13. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:09 AM
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    That was a great post Timmer, If I may suggest a sticky for that post.

    oh yeah 100th post!!
     
  14. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:56 AM
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    Hey Longbow,
    Does the WARN fit close to the bumper like the one in Timmer's picture.
    I had checked into another brand online and, by the measurements, would stick out farther than I'd like.
    I want to get one of these, but I want it somewhat flush to the bumper.

    Thanks,
     
  16. Dec 19, 2008 at 9:22 PM
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    The Warn does fit rather close to the bumper. Here is a pic of mine: (I had it powdercoated black) I highly recommend it.



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  17. Dec 19, 2008 at 9:35 PM
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    i took the ball off my old reciever to make room for the shackle as see in this pic..
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    and in this pic i used a 3/4" shackle in the front on the driver side stock tow/tie down or whatever you wanna call, you have too look close to see it but the 3/4" size fits perfectly..[​IMG]
     
  18. Dec 19, 2008 at 9:40 PM
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    Nice looking Taco!!!! And I admire you ingenuity.
     
  19. Dec 19, 2008 at 9:48 PM
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    I'm considering getting a couple D-ring shackles, getting some sort of mounting "bar" made and welded to the frame on each side on the front. Just like the receiver shackle...
     
  20. Dec 19, 2008 at 11:51 PM
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    Harbor Freight has a D ring receiver hitch for only 12.99, it's item #[FONT=arial, sans-serif] 66212-0VGA.

    It's rated up to 10,000 lbs and powder coated. I ordered one today, we'll see how well it holds up.
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