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Old 06-08-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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suggestions/recommendations for D-ring shackles

well, the jeep i purchased has a place on the front bumper where you could hook up a tow bar. i like having that option, so i'm keeping them there. but i also wanted to have d-ring shackles up front (just in case). but what i've found is that d-ring shackles will not fit into the brackets for the tow bar. i did see some sort of military shackle on ebay, but i wasn't sure if that was my only option.

i've included a picture of my jeep & you can see the hook up for the tow bar.




does anyone know of a shackle that i could use that would fit either in between the tabs for the tow bar or around it? i have to get exact measurements, but i think it would have to be at least a 2.5-3 inch opening to fit around them.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:32 PM   #2
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Get rid of them. Get some regular d ring brackets. And buy the tow bar adapter from metalcloaks website. Thats wat i plan to do.

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Old 06-09-2012, 01:27 AM   #3
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hmm, i like that idea. any pointers on where to get d ring brackets?
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Ide look around on web sites like 4wd.com and quadratic.com
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I got some shackles from ballistic offload made in USA!
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you guys think it would be pointless (or stupid) to have d ring brackets welded onto the bumper next to the tow bar brackets?
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you guys think it would be pointless (or stupid) to have d ring brackets welded onto the bumper next to the tow bar brackets?
Yes. pointless. itll look stupid. Keep it clean. Some bumpers have the d rings spaced the right distance apart and sell the tow bars too. See if u can have d rings put in the correct place and find a bar.
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thanks. that what i needed to know. i was just trying to find the most cost effective way to get everything done. i didn't want to have to buy another tow bar, lol.
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Here is what I have on my YJ. I am running the tow shackles and when I do not have the tow bar hooked up I took a pair of hooks off the front of a 4x4 99 up silverado. They are not D rings but may fit in the bracket on your bumper. If you like I can take a picture of them. I have several at the shop if you would like some
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rykemc, PM sent.

i think i'm just going to do the tow hooks up front. that will be the most cost effective & safest.
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well, the jeep i purchased has a place on the front bumper where you could hook up a tow bar. i like having that option, so i'm keeping them there. but i also wanted to have d-ring shackles up front (just in case). but what i've found is that d-ring shackles will not fit into the brackets for the tow bar. i did see some sort of military shackle on ebay, but i wasn't sure if that was my only option.

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does anyone know of a shackle that i could use that would fit either in between the tabs for the tow bar or around it? i have to get exact measurements, but i think it would have to be at least a 2.5-3 inch opening to fit around them.
I have the same setup but the PO had tow bar attach points welded to bumper. I have not been able to find a d-ring or shackle to fit the bracket either.

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