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Old 09-27-2010, 12:55 PM   #1
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Would this count as a tow point?

Hey all, I am thinking of signing up for a jeep jamboree next year. Does anyone know if my (hopefully soon to be mine) jeep bumper will qualify as a tow point or am I going to have to get some welded on?

The rear bumper is a similar style minus the stinger.

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Old 09-27-2010, 12:56 PM   #2
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That should be fine....dad used to go to those jambos and he said the trails you go on are very basic

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I am sure it would work for a light tow as well. I just know that the jamboree will turn people away without toe points. I was wondering if anyone who had been on one would say that they would allow it. If not, what are my options for that type of tube bumper?
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I can't tell based on that pic, but can you still access the two holes on each frame rail that the OEM hooks attach to?

If so get some and slap em on.

I wouldn't want someone trying to yank me out with a strap wrapped around those tubes...it'd be the death of the bumper.
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Don't do it

get some hooks, front and back, or tow hitches and a "reese" hook or shackle.

towing it a few miles because it broke down, bumper is no problem, but yanking it out of a stuck is different.
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:39 PM   #6
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Don't do it

get some hooks, front and back, or tow hitches and a "reese" hook or shackle.

towing it a few miles because it broke down, bumper is no problem, but yanking it out of a stuck is different.
I'd have to agree, get some d-rings/hooks solidly mounted.
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:11 PM   #7
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Thanks, when/if I finish the deal and buy this jeep, I will look into the stock toe points.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:00 PM   #8
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They will not consider that a tow point.

You can do something like this in the back, if you have a trailer hitch receiver.


Up front you need properly mounted D-Rings or hooks.

Doesn't matter if the bumper will work: you're going to get someone who's a stickler for the details, and they wont' let you run.

(it's the same in all amateur motor sports. Try the parking lot races for old sports cars where they argue about battery tie-downs).
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I do Jamborees, and they are not all cake walks...you pick the trail you think you can handle according to your rig set-up. You need tow hooks attached to the front in locations that are stock or near stock, and they have to be bolted with grade 8 bolts. Same in rear...if you have a receiver, you can do the D-ring hitch, or just have the slide pin and clip to get a strap threaded into. There are some with the factory toe hook on the back of some wranglers.

When you register, just email or talk to a rep for qualifications on toe points.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:43 AM   #10
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Thanks again guys, I like the comparison to the tech guys at autocross events...

Hopefully the jeep will be mine soon enough!

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