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Old 05-11-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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Pintle Hook

Just wondering if anyone has one in the hitch on their jeep and if its safe to use one as a recovery point. Thanks!

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Old 05-11-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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I would just get a D-ring hitch. This way the rope/chain/strap will not slip off and risk damaging something or hurting someone. When I need to use my recovery strap from the rear, I actually push the loop part into my hitch and slide the bolt through to hold the strap in. Works great and I didn't spend any money

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Old 05-11-2013, 01:41 PM   #3
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I would just get a D-ring hitch. This way the rope/chain/strap will not slip off and risk damaging something or hurting someone. When I need to use my recovery strap from the rear, I actually push the loop part into my hitch and slide the bolt through to hold the strap in. Works great and I didn't spend any money
That's what I was thinking too but figured I'd ask. I just kinda like the look of the pintle hook. Kinda gives the jeep an older look to it in my mind at least.
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A good pintle setup won't slip or let go. But you'd need to make absolutely sure that the attachment point will stand the strain of being a recovery point.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:15 PM   #5
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A good pintle setup won't slip or let go. But you'd need to make absolutely sure that the attachment point will stand the strain of being a recovery point.
Of course. I won't be doing any recovery with my rear bumper until I get some frame tie-ins. Just gotta swallow the $50 it'll cost as I don't have the tools or ability to weld. But it'd be a pintle with a 30,000lbs. towing capacity or better.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:49 PM   #6
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I got one. I have to add a steel bracket to the crossmember, but I'm sure it will handle the punishment:
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:16 PM   #7
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What lindel said... it will only be as strong as how well it is mounted.

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