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post #1 of 6 Old 12-08-2011, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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i must be blind...

almost 2 months i've had my ZJ and i only notice these today

i don't know if i could trust these or not for much of anything and i do plan to eventually put a hitch on it but i was curious about your opinions (about the hooks and not my blindness)

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-08-2011, 01:10 PM
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They look rather cheap and rusty, pretty much angle iron with hooks welded to them. I would not put my trust in them. Definitely get the hitch, more mount points on the frame, and sturdier.

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post #3 of 6 Old 12-08-2011, 01:13 PM
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i wouldn't use them, for a straight line pull they'd probably be fine, but the second it comes off at an angle it'll twist the frame rail right there, if they were braced to each other like a hitch they would be fine, or even if they didn't have a drop they'd be okay.

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post #4 of 6 Old 12-08-2011, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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yeah i figured they wouldn't be sturdy enough to pull anything bigger than a power wheels barbie jeep

not gonna bother taking them off till i get the hitch though... just because i'm lazy
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-08-2011, 02:32 PM
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two bolts and some chicken poop holding the hooks on.

did that come from ohio by chance?

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post #6 of 6 Old 12-08-2011, 02:39 PM
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They look like they might almost be alright, biggest problem I see is where & how they mount to the frame, if the welds hold I'm sure the c-channel will, but where it mounts to the frame is just a small section of sheet metal, spread the mounting area along the frame alot farther and brace them together (and maybe touch the welds up) and you'll be fine

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