I've got a '93 that's mostly stock, but I set it up as a plow Jeep. Sometimes, I need to pull someone out of a ditch........or I need to BE pulled out. Why in Krist's sake isn't there anything in the rear to hook a chain to?? You have to use the GD bumperette....grrrrr.
Second, it wasn't designed as a tow truck but its pretty easy to add tow hooks. If you're pulling from the rear(which I wouldnt suggest) you can strengthen the rear portion of the frame then attach some D rings and pull with those.
95 YJ, D30/8.8 w/ 4.88s, SOA, 35x14.50x16.5 Pit Bull Mud Dawgs, 101" Wheelbase, Custom Front Bumper, Winch, Custom Rear Tow Points, Traction Bar, Aussie Locker in front, 20 Gal. Gas Tank modification, Hurculiner Tub, Custom Rear Bumper, SYE and CV shaft, BTF Cross-over Steering, RCI 2191 fuel cell, BTF Rockers, RE 1.5" SOA springs up front and XJ springs in the rear
Down the line a bit...engine swap, the list goes on.
And to add to that^^^^, you want a RECOVERY strap, NOT a tow strap.
Tow straps generally have hooks on the ends, you do not want to use those for recovery. Recovery straps have loops sewn into the ends, those are the kind you want to use for pulling out a stuck vehicle.
maroon 1987 Grand Wagoneer. stock for now...
Agree... if you are stuck using chain or tow cable always carry a heavy jacket or beach towel. placing this over the line/chain may not seem like much but I have personally see it stop the devastation that can come from snapping cables.
Here's how I solved the same problem with very little expense. Maybe $50 total in parts. I built this custom bumper out of a 5' piece of 4" x 4" angle iron. Notice the 1.5" straps underneath that are welded to the frame and bolted into the bumper and recovery hooks. This allows stress during recovery to be transferred to the frame instead of the bumper. The chrome eyes on the ends are tie downs for my canoe.
BTW, I cut off the extra on the bolts underneath after these photos were taken to save the skin on top of my head. So, don't bother suggesting I fix the obvious.
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