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where is the best (ie strongest, easy to reach in a recovery) place to mount recovery points on the rear of an Fj40, either tow hooks, or rounded eye bolts, as i haven't purchased them yet. just getting info first
 
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I attached some D rings on the rear crossmember right where the corner brace is attached. It is about 8" either side of dead center. To keep the D rings from rattling, I cut a small piece of innertube and wrapped it around the D ring before bolting up with its holder.
There were some holes already there, but I did have ro woller them out to line up with the holes in the D ring "saddle". I think they are 10,000lbs. rated. I've seen bigger, maybe they would suit you better. They're yellow zinc and I think they cost about $25 for two of them.
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those holes may be for tow bar attachment, is there two on each side of center? if so that is the best idea i have heard by far. never thought of that. thanks
 
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Yes there are actually several holes to the right and left of where I mounted a receiver hitch. I chose the ones that go through both the rear crossmember AND the angle brace, but there is a big hole in the angle brace, so unless you put a backer plate or bigass washer, you're really only attaching to the rear crossmember.
If I was doing some heavy pulling, I'd probably run a short(3')
chain and hook to both of them to spread out the load, kinda like a bridle.
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Here is what I did. Had some hangers made by a local fab guy, then welded them on the rear end where the cross braces are. Those are 4 3/4 ton shackles. Haven't had to recover with them yet, but they are solid. I mainly use them as chain hooks for my M416 trailer.
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How many cruisers have you seen with a rear xmember that is bent right where the receiver/tow ball is mounted? Putting it where the angle braces connect to the xmember at least allows you to transfer some of the force to the frame rails.
 
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the rear tow bar is coming off anyway, it hangs too low. can anyone tell me what the purpose of the silver U shaped bits of steel either side of the tow bar is??? i want to cut them off (bolts are frozen) but wonder what purpose they serve?

where those recovery points are located in the pic above are mounting points for a tounge type tow ball, they have 4 bolts attatched to where the reciever hitch is in the pic above, and 2 bolts either side, where the recovery points are shown above.
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which position is the strongest?
 
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The strongest way is to have the shackles connected directly to the chassis on both sides and then have a chain or fibre sling attached to both points and connect the recovery strap to that.Get some expert advice on connecting the recovery points on the chassis .Use a collared eye bolt/hook on the chassis and connect the shackles to them.
 
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[quote author=bad_religion_au link=board=1;threadid=5749;start=msg45776#msg45776 date=1064834774
the rear tow bar is coming off anyway, it hangs too low. can anyone tell me what the purpose of the silver U shaped bits of steel either side of the tow bar is??? i want to cut them off (bolts are frozen) but wonder what purpose they serve?
Not sure what the "towbar" is that you're referring too, but if its a trailer hitch like I think, the silver "u" rings are probably for trailer safety chains.
 
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Are you refering to the predrilled holes on the crosspiece? there are eight all together, one set of two at the ends of each side and a set of two about 1/3 and 2/3. If so, these are the orginal bolt locations for stock bumperettes.
 
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I just use my military pintle hitch as a rear recovery point/tow point(for those stuck behind me ::)). No bending of the crossmember yet :D

Very seldom do I get pulled *back* since I have a winch up front. I do intend to weld some fixed D-rings up front on the bumper for those *rare* occasions I need to be pulled out forward :p

Jody.
 

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