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Old December 17th, 2012, 01:40 PM
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Will this work?

Hi all,
This is my front end recovery set up.
Standard bumper with two 3/4 inch D-Rings with front and rear backing plates, mounted in line with the frame.
A 3/4 inch, 10 feet long bridal that is rated at 19,000lbs.
Will this work well enough?
Would you be willing to pull me out if really stuck? (Trying to get ready for Romp)
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Old December 17th, 2012, 01:42 PM
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Grade 8 bolts? Otherwise, looks good.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Not sure, the bolts came with the two recovery points.
Can I tell by checking them?
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what markings on top of the bolt?
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Old December 17th, 2012, 01:57 PM
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Here's the bolts.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 01:58 PM
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If those are XD/HD recovery mounts, then they come with 1/2" grade 8 bolts, which is more than enough. I think your idea of putting the shackles in front of the frame horns is a good one, as this will minimize torque under stress.

The stock bumper is relatively speaking, very thin. It will yield visibly before tensile failure.
Watch for "rounding" of the flat edges of the bumper above and below the shackle mount, as this is obviously the weakest part of the assembly.

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edit - those 6 hashes indicate a grade 8:

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Old December 17th, 2012, 01:59 PM
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Id pull ya out. If your bumper gets ripped off its not my problem lol

If you do a search on my threads I did something similar, just a little bit more robust. Mine work fine, I'm sure yours will too. The longer the bridal the better as the less of an angle the more force in the right direction and not sideways
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I assume there are backing plates behind the d-ring mounts? Or at least big washers? If so, the front frame will rip off before they do.
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Make sure you have a suitable rear recovery point as well. I have found that people seem to get tugged off of/out of things more than over/through things
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Make sure you have a suitable rear recovery point as well. I have found that people seem to get tugged off of/out of things more than over/through things
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The couple of times I've got hung up all I've needed was a tug backwards to get off and choose a better line and maybe stack a rock or two before proceeding.
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I assume there are backing plates behind the d-ring mounts? Or at least big washers? If so, the front frame will rip off before they do.
Front frame ripping off is a valid concern as it appears to be a ROW truck.

Before you do anything else, you need to check the condition of the frame in that area and verify that the front bumper bolts aren't rusted away to nothing inside the chassis.
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The backing plate (for the front recovery points) is the same size as the front plate.
Here is the rear recovery point with HD bolts. I think this will work.
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No rust under the front.
Ok,....very little to none.
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You will be fine.
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Checking in the driveway is eaiser than a repair on the trail! hit it with a hammer!
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OK, I hit the crap out of it. No holes. Here are pics.
Thanks guys!
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Old December 17th, 2012, 03:31 PM
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Cool! well have fun when you go to ROMP. Sounds like youre getting everything set to have a good time...dont forget extra fuel when you head out!!
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