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Old 04-06-2011, 06:37 PM
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Stolen D-Rings-how do I attach them to prevent theft??

Hey what would you do to keep your d-rings from being stolen continuously? How would you attach them so they look good, yet they protect?



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Old 04-06-2011, 06:39 PM   #2
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small tack weld

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Old 04-06-2011, 06:42 PM   #3
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did the d-ring get stolen or the whole hitch?
we used loc-tite on the rear d-rings on my jeep.. as they are forged, not cast.. dont want those stolen. i figure if anyone is able to get them off then they can have them..
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:43 PM
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Just the d-ring. I will look up lock-tite. What is a tack weld? can't find photos.
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Ahhh! A glue! Just glue the screw together with the d-ring?
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you put a good sized drop or two on the inner threads, and screw it in.. the threads from the bolt part will coat all the way in the inner threads and secure it.. you can get it off but you'll need a breaker bar to put through the eye on the bolt portion..

Tack weld is a small spot type weld, melts the metal together.. even harder to remove.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:52 PM   #7
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Why would someone even do that?? If you need one go buy one, dont steal one.. Theyre not that expensive?
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they probably do it as a theft of opportunity.. no real reason, they just see it there, know it can be removed and take it, for no other reason.

BTW was it the good kind of d rings? forged not cast?
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Lock tite #680 will hold untill you heat it up to about 300 deg. then it will unscrew,
lock tite #272 will hold, and you can brake it loose with a heavy hand.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:50 PM   #10
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on my truck i have two huge ones. They better not get stolen! I didn't weld them because I have to get them off sometime fast for either plow or to put on rear. I used a big crowsfoot an got it into the whole and made them suckers realllll tight. IF they get them they deserve it its not gonna be easy. I keep that took to do it easy right in the turcks too box.

Being on the Jeep I won't need to take off. I'll be welding them on as someone else said. I say weld them things so its SOLID.
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I actually take mine off unless I am at the trail head. They stay in my recovery bag otherwise.

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Old 04-07-2011, 05:32 AM
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Hey dark...can you tell if they are forged or cast by this photo? Thanks ropanach for that research-awesome!

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Looks like I will probably weld them moroney, since it's a jeep. Thanks!
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Mine stay in the recovery bag as well. Also if you weld them, glue them.. etc. kind of makes it hard to fit the looped end of a strap on or a clevis for winching.
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Hey dark...can you tell if they are forged or cast by this photo? Thanks ropanach for that research-awesome!

Those are cast.... See the seams where the two pieces were put together after the mold was removed?

They do work loose and fall off you know, if they aren't secured in some fashion. My buddy looses his on the trail all the time.... Run a zip tie through them and the bolt eye to keep from loosing them. That won't stop a thief with a knife, but it will slow down someone looking for easy pickings... Cheap and easily removable....
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Mine stay in the recovery bag as well. Also if you weld them, glue them.. etc. kind of makes it hard to fit the looped end of a strap on or a clevis for winching.
X3 stay in the jeep till needed!
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The guys around the garage like to take them as a little joke so I just tightened mine real good with a cresent wrench. Therefore someone who wants to get their sticky finger on them has to have tools to get them. It worked for me.
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If the lettering on the ring is punched in, then its forged.. if its raised up its cast, also like infernogirl said you can see the run off from the casting. The major concern with cast is if there are any pockets of air it considerably weakens the steel and your d-ring can blow up under towing load. Just do yourself a favor and pony up a little extra for a forged d-ring.
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Keep them in your recovery bag in your garage or Jeep until you go wheeling. Those are so annoying clinking and clanking down the road or trail anyways. I would not weld them if you use a recovery strap, as you need to unscrew them to properly attach the strap to the ring.
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darkproximity-that is one hilarious slogan with emoticons and I mean hilarious. I went with crescent wrench which eliminates the "theft of opportunity", so now I have added a crescent wrench in my recovery bag! I will also pony up for some forged d-rings.
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lol ive seen it on posters a lot being in the army, always made me laugh
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this might slow them down a little bit. put a zip tie through the hole in the screw and around the shackle. i saw it in a magazine.
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Don't weld them...because the one time you need to strap someone out of a mudhole and you are standing in water is the one time you will regret welding that together! On trail rides, you cannot use any tow straps or ropes with metal 'hooks', they are dangerous-so you must be able to open that d ring to put the loop of a strap through. Once welded, it's permanent (pretty much). Use the zip tie if you have to have it on there for 'looks' but otherwise leave it in your tool bag until you need to hit the trail!
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:28 AM   #24
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x4 on keeping them off the Jeep until needed. This question reminds me of my friend who asked, "Hey, how do you keep people from stealing your soft top?". Most of us would answer, "You don't". You can only do things to slow thieves down. If someone wants something off your Jeep or anywhere for that matter, they will take it. There is no stopping them.....unless you hide and watch with your trusty side iron
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Another one for leaving them in the jeep. They will just bang around, probably eventually chipping the paint off your bumper. The harder it will be to get them off, the longer it will take for you to recover someone or be recovered. Why make a situation harder than it needs to be?

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