How strong are these recovery points? (1 Viewer)

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This ring is on the Up-n-Over rear bumper on my FZJ80. They are 1/2" dia. How strong are these? Can they be used for any recovery, or only light duty?
(it doesn't look that rusty in real life...) :rolleyes:
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I would be more concerned about the fairly light duty strap that was designed to be bolted on, which has instead been weld to the bumper. These D-ringd can be had with a much sturdier mount intended to be welded. I'm not sure I would trust that strap.

I use that size ring on trailers for tie down points. I prefer the next size up for recover points on bumpers. I would expect that it will handle any winching load. I don't know how comfortable I would be hitting it with a snatch strap and a vigorous running start.


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Mark W said:
I would be more concerned about the fairly light duty strap that was designed to be bolted on, which has instead been weld to the bumper. These D-ringd can be had with a much sturdier mount intended to be welded. I'm not sure I would trust that strap.

I use that size ring on trailers for tie down points. I prefer the next size up for recover points on bumpers. I would expect that it will handle any winching load. I don't know how comfortable I would be hitting it with a snatch strap and a vigorous running start.


Mark...

Thanks Mark, that's what I wanted to know.
 

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these are my favortite tow/recoverly rings





there are smaller sizes. these rotate 360 deg's, as well as 180 up down
 
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The first d-ring type ones above are rated @ 11,000 lbs I have used them for recovery with no problems.( I always use a winch weight )
 
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My 40 has a couple bumpers built by U&O with those D-rings on both. They have held up to running starts while snaching/dragging tree trunks. They also get a workout on the trail pulling vehicles around. While I agree they are a little on the small side I have not had any issues with them. I have issues with the quality of some of their other work on those bumpers but the d-rings are fine...

I like Pimp's choice of hoist rings but my wallet doesn't agree with me!

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The D rings on Rob's rig don't worry me. I prefer a little larger, but I've seen this size ring take a lot of abuse. Any question in my mind comes from the strap securing it to the bumper.

It is tough to relate loads imppsed when using a snatch strap. Some guys idea of a "vigorous yank" are what others consider a gentle tug. Add in differing vehicle weights, vehicle power and traction capability, and wildly varying "stucks" and there just isn't any constant for imperical comparision.

I prefer to err a bit on the cautious size. But I stay realistic. I've seen some guys using D-rings more appropriate to anchoring an aircraft carrier. ;)

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I think they are called hoist rings, Grainger has them for big bucks(like $150 each for the size shown) but I found mine at Boeing Surplus Sales for $2 a pound, so about $20 each :)

pretty sure they will not fit the stock holes, I think they bolt is 1" or bigger

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What is it called? Where can I get one from. Will it fit the existing holes in a rear bumper of a 40?.
 
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boing surplus, one of the things i miss most about WA.

RE-gud, i have the same rings on my rig, but with the weld on straps instead, they have seen a fair amount of use with no problem.
 
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Those swivel hoist rings are pretty damn nice. A little rubber tubing sliced and slid over the ring would keep it from rattling, too.
 

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canyoneer said:
Those swivel hoist rings are pretty damn nice. A little rubber tubing sliced and slid over the ring would keep it from rattling, too.
or the handy-dandy Clip Thingy they sell. Didn't see any prices on the Carr Lane website. kinda 'fraid to ask...
 
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haha, what a joke!!! the same EXACT clip is sold at home depot for prolly 1/5th the price of carr.


oh BTW, those fancy swivel rings that are all the rage with the rover crowd (LOL) i have 6 of'em, ok not exactly the same thing, but i got all i could pull off the duece and a half in a J/Y for $10 they a huge rings with threaded ends just like the ones posted.
 
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re_guderian said:
??? :frown: What is this? Maybe another name for _____?

I'm assuming he means a weight you put on the winch line so if the line snaps (or in this case, the attachment point possible breaks), the free end won't whip back at you.
 

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good idea, but they actaully don't rattle.

I use Slip Plate on them to keep em from rusting up and moving freely

I have 2-4 sizes, one is HUGE, it would prolly drag on the ground on a Cruiser........think I was hoping for a DOKA to use it on ;)

also have some little tiny ones......no idea what for..........but at $2 a pound..........who cares ;)

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Those swivel hoist rings are pretty damn nice. A little rubber tubing sliced and slid over the ring would keep it from rattling, too.
 
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The CarrLane Website has the prices listed under the "Dimensions" tabs.
The Swivel Hoist Ring rated at 10,000 lbs, and a shank length of 1-1/2" is $175...each...

:eek:

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I would say the ones I have were a VERY VERY good deal then :D

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The CarrLane Website has the prices listed under the "Dimensions" tabs.
The Swivel Hoist Ring rated at 10,000 lbs, and a shank length of 1-1/2" is $175...each...

:eek:

Ed
 

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