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Old 12-16-2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm going to put a (semi) permanent tow strap on front & rear of my jeep Tj. I was wondering where would be the best place to hook it to on my jeep???

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Old 12-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #2
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You can go around that cross member on the front of the frame and bumper if you want... Rear is a little more tricky. I wouldnt make anything too permanent myself. I would get good recovery points set up front and rear and keep my straps in the jeep except when they are being used. Messing with a frozen, mud caked butterflied tow strap isnt fun and when they get full of mud and dry out they get weak. Just exposure to the elements day in and day out are gonna take a lot of life from your strap.

Once I get them out on a run I butterfly them but I pressure wash them with the jeep when I get back home, soak them in a bucket of water with fabric softener, hang them to dry and coil them up and stow them in the jeep.

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I wouldn't - the fabric will break down faster if exposed to the elements... when you need it [snap]...

But if you must, I would use D-ring shackles if possible - you don't want the strap getting cut on an edge (it may not seem sharp until you apply several tons of force against it!). For the rear, we often would use a 2" tow hitch - run the loop of the strap through the opening and pit the pin in it.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:33 PM   #4
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Hi, I'm going to put a (semi) permanent tow strap on front & rear of my jeep Tj. I was wondering where would be the best place to hook it to on my jeep???
Are you doing it just for looks?

Don't do it until you get to the trail. Why ruin a perfectly good recovery strap (what did it do to you?)....Oh wait you said tow strap.... Big difference between a tow strap and recovery strap.

Make sure you use the correct one for when you need to be "recovered" hint hint.

Best place to mount a recovery strap is a solid tow point welded and or bolted to the frame as in a tow hook bolted to the front bumper using the frame bolts and to the rear frame using the frame bolts like the stock tow hooks or to mounting points on a quality bumper using D rings.
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:22 PM   #5
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Thanks.. not doing it for looks..
Doing it to pull myself or others out when wheeling...
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:42 AM   #6
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Hook it up when you need it and use a recovery strap and not a tow strap.
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Old 12-19-2013, 03:15 AM   #7
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Mine rides in a Rubbermaid box, along with a lot of other gear, in the back of the Jeep until the rare occasion comes up when it's needed. Only takes a moment to grab it and secure it to the D-rings, front or back.

Apparently you wheel where it's more likely to get stuck!

I do have the winch permanently mounted up front - so I understand wanting to have something readily available.

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Old 12-19-2013, 06:55 AM   #8
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Yes, there's some good mud holes here,, bottomless holes.. Being locked and knowing to try to keep er moving helps,, but obviously,,, not all the time...
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If you have anything heavy in the tuperware container make sure it's secured down so stuff doesn't spill out in the event of a roll over. Secure everything down.
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If you have anything heavy in the tuperware container make sure it's secured down so stuff doesn't spill out in the event of a roll over. Secure everything down.


BUMP! I've got a lot of gear in containers and some in vacuum sealed bags (mainly electronics :12v tire pump/battery tester/emergency light).
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I am with the other.
The more UV light hits those ropes, the weaker they get.
I keep mine in a small tool bag from Sears along with some other recovery stuff. I am not a big fan of metal boxes because a soft bag can get smooshed out of the way if needed but, thats just my own opinion.
When I go wheeling, once I hit the trail head, I pull out my recovery rope, attach it to my hitch receiver, and drop the loose end back into the bed of my rig.
I find myself pulling a lot mopre people out then I do getting pulled out myself.
Like others, I pressure clean my rope after the ride and hang it to dry. It takes a few days to dry but, it's all good.
I don't use the fabric softner trick but, I might start putting a few dryer sheets in the bag with the gear.
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I am with the other.
The more UV light hits those ropes, the weaker they get.
I keep mine in a small tool bag from Sears along with some other recovery stuff. I am not a big fan of metal boxes because a soft bag can get smooshed out of the way if needed but, thats just my own opinion.
When I go wheeling, once I hit the trail head, I pull out my recovery rope, attach it to my hitch receiver, and drop the loose end back into the bed of my rig.
I find myself pulling a lot mopre people out then I do getting pulled out myself.
Like others, I pressure clean my rope after the ride and hang it to dry. It takes a few days to dry but, it's all good.
I don't use the fabric softner trick but, I might start putting a few dryer sheets in the bag with the gear.
I heard (and have implemented) an old wives tale that blackboard chalk will keep your goods dry. Works in my tool boxes!
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I have no idea why it needs to be outside. Seems like it will take the same amount of walking and work to get it from a storage area in the back as it would to unwind it from the front

An explanation of the advantage would be appreciated
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:38 PM   #14
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18+ hours of silence...

Guess i got my answer.

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