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Old 05-10-2010, 04:47 PM   #1
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I just got my D-rings to go with my XRC rear bumper and I was just had a question for others who have these. I was wondering if that pin ever comes loose while driving? My Jeep is also my daily driver, so the D-rings would be something that I wouldn't check very often. Thanks for your time and apologize for the question.. I just don't want to have to worry about one of those bad dads falling off on the interstate or something lol. If they do have a tendency to come loose is there anything I can do to hold them on better? or if I have to, permenantly?

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Old 05-10-2010, 04:49 PM   #2
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They usually hold snug, but it depends on how tight you screw them together. You could always add a little bit of Blue Loctite to the threads to prevent any loosening.

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Old 05-10-2010, 04:51 PM   #3
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Keepem inside in your recovery stash, no reason to have them outside anyway--rattle, stolen!!

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Or you could thread a ty wrap through it to hold it on. Help prevent theft too..
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:42 PM   #5
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The hole on the end of the pin...stick a screw driver in it and snug them tight. They wont come off.

If you live in a city or what not....throw them in the tub, people do like to steal them. Punk kids.
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:46 PM   #6
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Mine never come loose & I have them just tight enough that I can undo them with my fingers if I need them
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:02 PM   #7
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Mine stay in my recovery bag until I hit the trailhead. Then they go on. Like stated above, you get rattles with them and there are always the bone heads that would rather take your stuff than buy their own.

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Old 05-10-2010, 08:36 PM   #8
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I've had one fall off on the street. No one was behind me fortunately. I felt stupid when I pulled over and ran back to the middle of the road to pick it up before traffic caught up to me. It was also right next to an outside patio bar restaurant which didn't help my ego any. I tighten them down really good now but mostly I keep it in my toolbag.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:01 AM   #9
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yea i thought about people taking them too.. I planned on putting on blue locktite and just screwing them down nice and tight, at least that should make it a bit of a challenge for those idiots who might try to steal them.. thanks for all the input everyone, thats why I love this forum!
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:14 AM   #10
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If you leave them on your bumper, you've got to set them up for anti-rattle and if you use blue loctite, be ready for the first time you have to use one, can't understand why you would want to keep them exposed, too many cons--for the PROS and CONS situation

If you do leave them on () here's a way to do light duty recovery, won't work with the bigger straps-



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my suggestion would be to keep them in your recovery box/bag....they are to $$$$$ for someone to snag em.

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