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Old 05-11-2011, 05:02 PM
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Basic recovery questions

So I recently bought a rugged ridge recovery kit that has a recovery strap, shackles, winch stuff, etc. and I have some questions about it's use. I do not have a winch at the moment. (not in my budget)

I am soon purchasing tow hooks, but I am unsure of a place to install a rear tow hook that won't interfere with my stock rear bumer. I know I need grade 8 or grade 5 bolts connecting the hook to the frame. Can someone point out a good location please?

My second question is how do you recover a vehicle without tow hooks? My buddy has a Ford Ranger that doesn't have any tow hooks and I would like to be able to get him unstuck when we go offroading.

Sorry for the newbishness of my inquiries, but any help would be appreciated!!
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:07 PM   #2
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you can bolt a hook on the frame near the back end just make sure you dont go through both sides of the frame or u will pill it together crusing it..... as for the ranger tell him to GET SETUP PROPERLY or stay on the road.... (although a trailer hitch makes a good recovery point)

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With no tow hooks it can be hard. ON the TJ you can run the strap via the front frame header, either over and under or side to side via the hollow tube its made out of. You need to be aware that the strap could get cut doing this and placement is important. For the ranger.. Not sure if it has anything like that or not.
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Got my grade 8's at home depot
Tow hooks and Dring reciever hitch all at harbor freight. All rated @ 10,000lbs
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