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DMH2021 12-30-2012 01:17 PM

Winch Recovery
 
I need advice on recovery using a winch. Is it OK to recover a TJ from one if the stock tow hooks by attaching the winch hook to the tow hook itself? Or should I add a recovery strap connecting the two hooks together? I'm not sure if its ok to use a D ring, snatch block or the winch hook directly to a tow hook, being metal on metal. The recovered TJ wouldn't have D rings on it like you might see on an aftermarket bumper. Thanks.

tallzdatank 12-30-2012 01:38 PM

you'll be fine hooking to the tow hook. a winch wont jerk you the way another jeep pulling would. thats why people use snatch straps, absorb the shock from a jerky pull. a winch however is much easier pulling much slower and more gradual.

Jeep_guy3 12-30-2012 01:55 PM

Just make sure that the winch hook is on there really good, the factory tow hooks have a real small hoop and I've seen straps slip off of them, you don't want that thing slipping off and flying back at you.

DMH2021 12-30-2012 04:02 PM

Thanks for the help. Does anyone know where I could get a D ring type mount that would replace the stock tow hook and fit in that location? It sounds like that would be a safer set up. It's a stock bumper so I don't know where else would be a good place to install d rings up front,

Kevinm2467 12-30-2012 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by DMH2021
Thanks for the help. Does anyone know where I could get a D ring type mount that would replace the stock tow hook and fit in that location? It sounds like that would be a safer set up. It's a stock bumper so I don't know where else would be a good place to install d rings up front,

http://www.jcwhitney.com/1997-2006-j...97-2006j1.jcwx

Jeep_guy3 12-30-2012 05:45 PM

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One of these is a good cheap alternative too, it's got a bigger hook that keeps straps and stuff secure.

tallzdatank 12-30-2012 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeep_guy3 (Post 3161043)
One of these is a good cheap alternative too, it's got a bigger hook that keeps straps and stuff secure.

x2.. those are the only tow hooks to have. you can get a set for $20, or less, and they're much better than factory hooks.


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