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My first piece of recovery gear.

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  1. Big E

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    You have to have a good recovery point on your vehicle before you can recover from something. Bulletproof Fabrication recovery point for a Tacoma. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. VCeXpedition

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    Wonder if it's been tested-to-failure?
    Your D-shackle has a 4 3/4 Ton Working Load Limit, wonder if the recovery point is good for that much?
     
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    #3 Big E, Jan 30, 2017
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    I know it will handle more than what was stock before I replaced it. Installed as BPF reccommended.
     
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  4. vicali

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    Nice, I've got a similar one as well;
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    that's smart thinking.
     
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    I had one of those on my Tacoma, before I got my Pelfreybuilt bumper, and sold the truck as well...

    Still looking for a good one for my '16 4R. I know plenty people just use the factory welded loop, but I like overkill... been looking at the ARB one, but that thing is pricey.... lol
     
  7. Mike D.

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    I just got mine delivered. From what I get this is a simple bolt with the stock bolts but do I need them torqued to a specific spec?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using OB Talk mobile app
     
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    That recovery point seems a little on the light side. Is it a 2 or 3 point attachment?

    The attachment bolts also seem SMALL. My personal opinion is that it is marginal, and should only be used in a BRIDLE configuration. A better product design is the ARB . But it is only available for Toyota in this country. There are a couple of companies that import other similar design recovery points.
    4Wheel Drive Action (Australia) HAD a recovery point failure with a similar design.
     
  9. Big E

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    It's the same bolts for a stock recovery hook on the TRD. Anything can fail.
     
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    True...but that photo you submitted shows a 3rd hole, that has a RUST-RING halo where a 3rd bolt once was. I would at minimum put in some GRADE 8 bolts in all 3 attachment spots to the frame.

    This would be cheap insurance, and increase the safety factor for all invoved.
     
  11. Big E

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    They are metric equivalent to a grade 8., Like at 10 something in Japanese standards. Look it years ago. It's all good.
     

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