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post #11 of 22 Old 11-13-2012, 03:10 PM
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i have mine cranked down so tight that there is NO possible way that a normal person can get them off without tools. i don't have to worry about them getting stolen and they are always there. plus they look cool! it's all about the style points....


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yea man i like the way they look too, thats why im definitely getting some new ones. Im going to try some with a safety pin maybe, i had mine tightened down pretty good too! Im thinking whoever took them had some kind of tool maybe.

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Hoping to resurrect this thread with a simple question... for the standard X tow points front and back, is there a specific diameter/size of d-rings required? I'd like to carry these and a recovery strap in the trunk for if needed.
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Hoping to resurrect this thread with a simple question... for the standard X tow points front and back, is there a specific diameter/size of d-rings required? I'd like to carry these and a recovery strap in the trunk for if needed.
D-rings can't be used with the stock tow points. The stock tow point is a hook on the front. if you see the THIN metal tab hanging down with a slot cut into it...that is the TIE DOWN point. it is used for securing the truck to a flat bed or tow truck. It can't be used to recover a truck.


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D-rings can't be used with the stock tow points. The stock tow point is a hook on the front. if you see the THING metal tab hanging down with a slot cut into it...that is the TIE DOWN point. it is used for securing the truck to a flat bed or tow truck. It can't be used to recover a truck.
Ah ok, got it.
I have a Class III receiver, I could use that?
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yes, when using the hitch use a rope with a loop put the loop in the hitch then put the hitch pin in the hitch threw the rop... DO NOT EVER put the rope around a Ball.

I carry a 20K rope with loops in my truck works on both the factory front hook, and threw my hitch in the rear.

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You can use a hitch with a strap and just the pin, or get a D-ring hitch adapter:



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Had the same problem with my D-Ring shackle. Its hard to make them completely Thief proof without welding them which obviously defeats the purpose of having them. I have one on my back hitch and I used thick Zip Ties around the D-Ring Pin hole as well as around the hitch receiver alligator clip. That way some punk walking by cant nab them with out some tools. If someone is gonna go back to there truck and grab a pair of pliers to cut my zips ties and take my shackle then eh. They can have em.


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Zip ties seems to work well for me. Just make sure you have a knife or cutters in your X when you need to use them on the trial etc.
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[x] 22" Light Bar (Inline Fuse and Rocker switch)
[x] Hi-Lift Jack with Roof Rack Mount
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[x] Remove Step Rails - Sway Bar
[x] Front bush guard - Black
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