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Old 03-22-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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Anyone ever lost a D-ring?

Kind of stupid/pointless but still makes me kind of mad. A couple of weeks ago I noticed on my front bumper that one of my d-rings was gone and the other was really loose. I hadn't gone wheeling within a week or two before it so it was mostly just street driving. I'm curious to see if this has happened to anyone else and if I just need to get different shackles. For now I just keep tightening the one I have left

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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No, I never have, but then again I don't leave them out hanging in the elements, either. They go in a bag along with other recovery gear.

EDIT: if you're intent on keeping them on the outside of the vehicle, you could zip-tie the hole (assuming there is one) in the pin back to the body of the shackle

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:39 PM   #3
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I've got an old screwdriver in my Jeep tool kit that I used to torque em down after finding one of mine loose a couple months ago. Haven't had em come loose since, though I check em when I fill up w/gas now.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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Yep, I tighten mine up good with an adjustable wrench
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:46 PM   #5
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I wouldn't be as pissed to lose one on the highway as the person behind you...
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:26 PM   #6
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I forgot to remove them after a ride once. My fiance was behind me in his Jeep when 1 fell off.
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I have the type that go on with a bolt & nut and secured with a cotter pin. never had a problem. never seem to have a reason to take them off so it works quite well for me. I keep a couple of the threaded pin type in my recovery bag as well just in case there is ever a need.
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I wouldn't be as pissed to lose one on the highway as the person behind you...
that is no lie
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:51 AM   #9
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I'm just gonna torque mine down for now, if it falls off though it'll be an excuse to buy some new recovery gear
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:58 AM   #10
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I never lost a D ring, but I once lost a wedding ring. Best day of my life!
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:33 AM   #12
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One time I had one taken in a parking lot but now I tighten mine up good with a thick screwdriver and they never walked a way again.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:00 AM   #13
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You could also use some locktight as well. You can find it almost anywhere.

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