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YJ rear recovery hook/point mount

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Hi All,

1995 YJ sport here. Vehicle didn't come with any recovery points.

My club requires a front and rear recover point. I've got 2 on the front bumper (stock bumper), but for the life of me, I can't figure out a good way to mount a hook in the rear. I'd love it if people posted their ideas.

Note: I don't tow, and would like to keep my stock bumperettes. Just need a solid point to recover from in the rear that hopefully won't mess with the shackles or cause wheel rub.

I noticed there is a hole on the underside of the frame, just in front of the left bumperette. Has anyone mounted there? Did you just drill the other hole? Use self-tapping screws?

Pics appreciated!!
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NO SELF TAPPING SCREWS! you are wanting a recovery point. You want it to be the strongest thing on your jeep! If not done properly, and someone needs to snatch you out, and your recovery point rips from your frame and goes flying it could kills someone!
 

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Tow hooks are best when bolted to the frame ... just find a location that works on the rear of your frame. The bumperettes kinda get in the way, which is why most people replace them with something substantial.
 

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Must have washers and nuts. You want them them to be super strong. Why dont you add a receiver hitch? Usually can be found on craigs list for less then a hundred bucks. Mine has 6 mounting bolts and is strong! Also it doesnt hang very low. Its just under the rear crossmember.
 

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Adding a stronger bumper would be a good start, but would only be half of the equation.

The other half is welding in frame tie ins on both sides.

The rear frame member is extremely thin and weak. Tie ins ensure that the bumper is actually tied directly to the frame.

Otherwise, you could add a class II receiver hitch, and use it as your recovery point. But those things are horrible for your ground clearance and departure angle...
 

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Until I got a new bumper I used the hole in the frame you mention. It is a threaded hole the same size as the front bumper/frame holes, I'd use that hole and drill the rear hole and add a washer and nut. And yes, always grade 8.
 
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