Originally Posted by Davis
I thought those are on the vertical plate-- I am talking about the horizontal plate that extends under the crossmember
I have a SafariGard version of this receiver. It seems as if you are talking about the holes that are directly underneath the crossmember and line up with the existing threaded holes.
My advice - use them. I ran my SG for awhile without it. Until I had to get yanked out of a mud pit by Huff. Let's just say the plate steel on the SG is about the same thickness as JSQs....and we bent that sucker up about 15-20degrees! Though in all fairness it took quite a running start (several times) to yank me out.
Probably wouldn't have happened if I had the bottom bolts in. Managed to flatten it with a 20-ton press, and I now have the bottom bolts installed