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Old 05-11-2011, 12:55 PM
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Cool Recovery points question...

Hi, I am just starting to do the upgrades on my recently acquired 93YJ, getting new tires/wheels was first order of business. I don't currently have bumpers and what I am looking at is very confusing, every picture has lights and a bunch of other stuff and being new, a girl, first time jeeper, etc, its making it difficult for me to decide.

The other issue is that I plan on joining this local jeep club down the road so I am considering their requirements as I do my modifications. Now for the $64,000 question and at the risk of sounding like a complete moron, what exactly are the recovery points?? I mean, I understand the basica idea/purpose of them and what they're for but I have googled it, put it in stores searches and its not something that I can purchase or even know what it looks like? Are those the D-rings? can they be part of the bumper or is it something that you add or do to the frame? If so, is that something that I should take care of BEFORE installing bumpers?

I know, RETARD!! Sorry. thanks in advance.

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Recovery points can be either d-rings or tow hooks, most aftermarket bumpers come with paces to attach d-rings. some jeep models came with two hooks on the front. make sure whatever bumper you get has the d-ring mounts on each side, where it bolts to your frame, not in the middle of the bumper, that will just bend your bumper.
the point of recovery points is to provide a place where someone can attach a tow strap and safely pull you out without damaging your truck.

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Recovery points can be either d-rings or tow hooks, most aftermarket bumpers come with paces to attach d-rings. some jeep models came with two hooks on the front. make sure whatever bumper you get has the d-ring mounts on each side, where it bolts to your frame, not in the middle of the bumper, that will just bend your bumper.
the point of recovery points is to provide a place where someone can attach a tow strap and safely pull you out without damaging your truck.
Ok so if i get a bumper that already had the D-rings on it, those are my recovery points right and Im good to go.

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These are similar to the hooks that I have on mine and they bolt to existing bolt holes on the top of the frame on the front of the Jeep. You can probably find them at your local auto parts store as well. If you don't have a tow package or bumper on the back, then you will need to start there. If you have a tow package you can get something like this.

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something like this will be good

Pro Comp Rear Bumpers and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware

just use the d-rings not a receiver hook, it will bend the bumper.
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something like this will be good

Pro Comp Rear Bumpers and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware

just use the d-rings not a receiver hook, it will bend the bumper.

Excellent thanks! that is pretty cheap as well. Thank you sooo much

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