..... clevis pin type, which instead of a threaded bolt is basically a pin similar to a hitch pin. you can either use the type with a cotter pin holding it in place or the ones I used had a spring-loaded ball (like the retainer ball on most socket wrenches) which keeps it from falling out on its own.
Organized trail runs and most 4x4 clubs do not allow pin type clevis because they separate too easily when pulled on. Screw-in type clevis are stronger, and more secure. Either tighten the cross pin with a long Phillips screwdriver or as suggested use wire or a zip tie to secure them.
Tow straps with steel hooks on them are also not allowed.
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I reefed mine on with a pair of 14" pipe wrenches. I have a two others I keep inside to attach if needed. I also keep the pipe wrenches in my tool box just in case I need to remove the bumper mounted ones..you know for that one guy on the trail that has no recovery points at all.
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Why dont you just wrap the threads in electrical tape or possibly some teflon tape? That should help provide enough friction on the threads so that it will not back out. I used electrical tape on the non threaded part to keep them from rattling and it worked like a charm.
This. I just wrapped mine w/ a little teflon tape and tightened it down pretty tight. It hasn't gone anywhere since, so I'm happy with it.
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so i have 2 d rings in the front and 2 d rings in the back of my jeep. and they keep loosing up every few days and i actually lost on on the road the other day. i am looking for a way to make them keep from backing out. but still be able to take them off without cutting them if i ever do need to take them off. any ideas would be appriciated. and im trying to avoid anything that looks like junk like duct taping them on. (even though i do love my duct tape)
Its a Clevis. A D ring is something else. tighten them on with a screwdriver and leave it in the jeep to take them off.
I guess I keep mine on because it looks cool. But I keep the bolt eyes toward the inside of the Jeep and put a bungie cord between them, with the bungie hooks in the holes in the bolts. Keeps them from rattling and unscrewing.