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Old 06-22-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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local 4x4 shop, what a joke

so the local 4x4 shop was trying to sell one those blocks of steel that fit into the towing receiver for 49.99 and then 15.99 for the top of the line made in china 3/4 inch shackle. not a chance in hell im gonna pay that much for a block of steel and a crappy shackle. this is what i came up with.
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the shackle i have is 5/8 and its working load is 6500Lbs.

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Good job.. I'll keep that in mind.

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Old 06-22-2010, 04:03 PM   #3
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Lol why would i buy this when i have shackel hookups right on my bumper.
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Just make sure you aren't plowing a row behind you as you go.

Yeah, I know this is badly exaggerated because of the angle of the photo. Just making a crude point.
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You can flip it over..
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So how much was that Reese hitch insert?
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:24 PM   #7
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So how much was that Reese hitch insert?
this one was free cause i got it from my dad. i think they are around $20 at home depot
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Just make sure you aren't plowing a row behind you as you go.

Yeah, I know this is badly exaggerated because of the angle of the photo. Just making a crude point.
i get what you're saying geoff. like drivebytrucker said it can be flipped over. the only thing im worried about is the amount of weight that could be put on the towing set up itself. it says its good up to 3000 pounds i think
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doing something like this crossed my mind when was in advanced auto earlier today. and the best part is i already own all the parts i would need to do that! yay for free stuff.
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That looks ok but I wouldn't drive with it on.
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Or if you need to you could just slide the tow rope into the receiver, then slide the pin in and your good. Just check the strap for wear before each pull.
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ya, i did that for my mj. had the reciever laying around, and put a shackle through it.
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I found a insert that is basically a giant eye bolt that fits into a hitch at a junkyard, it was off of a Semi Truck. I work at a truck factory so I had seen em before and knew what it was. American steel and at leat 1 3/4" thick. 40k capacity if Im not mistaken. Used to use it to pull stumps wiff my truck. Should handle anythin I could ever need it for on "Pepe" Ill post a pic.....soon as I remember where I stored it
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:40 PM   #15
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that hitch is designed for towing, not recovery. if I saw that on the trail I would not hook up to it. I like my windshield in one piece and I really don't want to see someone lose their head from a flying winch cable because you didn't want to spend $50.
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I'm with Flatline, do it right or not at all. I'm all for saving a buck or two but not at the expensive of safety.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:54 AM   #17
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Rubicons came with a rear tow hook mounted to the frame on the right side.
Check with a trailer hitch supply place - they have to take them off to put on a tow hitch. When they do, they toss them into a scrap pile. Most will give them away.
It'll bolt on any TJ.

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