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post #1 of 26 Old 04-29-2013, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Recovery Points on a Stock 98

So I'm going to screw around in a mud pit with a few buddies next Saturday, question is:

I have no hitch or hooks on my ZJ. If I get stuck, where would be the best place to hook or tie a strap to pull me out?


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post #2 of 26 Old 04-30-2013, 08:10 AM
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Nowhere.

Don't go bogging without recovery points.

And with those tires, you will get stuck.
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The only place to hook up in your situation would be the axles or run the strap through the door pillars. One way will break or bend the axle, the other could take your head off.

All terrain tires suck big time in mud.
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A few weeks afo my buddy got his stock (was stock), 98 a little stuck, I hooked mine up to his control arm and gave a liight tug to get him out. Wouldn't suggest it though, we got hooks for him now.

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The only place to hook up in your situation would be the axles or run the strap through the door pillars. One way will break or bend the axle, the other could take your head off.

All terrain tires suck big time in mud.

There is a way to safely do it by looping it through the passenger compartment, but it takes a lot of practice and you need the exact equipment to do it.
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There is a way to safely do it by looping it through the passenger compartment, but it takes a lot of practice and you need the exact equipment to do it.
Lots of small chains wrapped around and attached to a large one?
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post #7 of 26 Old 04-30-2013, 08:53 AM
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Just go to a junkyard and get hooks and a hitch. All of it would probably cost less than $75

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Just go to a junkyard and get hooks and a hitch. All of it would probably cost less than $75
^^This +1

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The kor radiator support is the way to go for the front. http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/cart/ra...rcoated-p-285/

And factory hitch for the back with a hitch pin.


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Just go to a junkyard and get hooks and a hitch. All of it would probably cost less than $75
Is attaching a hitch something I can do at home? I really don't have any tools other than your basic.

Thanks for all the insight guys. Much appreciated.

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Yes. There are 6 bolt holes along the frame rail by the gas tank. Get some grade 10.9 metric or ASE Grade 8 hardware to fit those holes and use them to mount the hitch. If you have the hitch and receiver you can get a D-Ring clevis for $5 at R & R Wholesalers in Hooksett. I bought 5 of them in different sizes last time... they really come in handy when recovering stuck vehicles. Tractor Supply will have them too but more expensive.

Same with the front hooks - there should be I believe 3 bolt holes going "sideways" just behind/under your front bumper support, and also I think 2 going up/down below them. Again use 10.9 or Grade 8 bolts & nuts. Good luck finding factory ZJ hooks in a junkyard around here though. I've never had any luck.

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There's 3 bolts per side for the hitch. It helps if you have someone hold the hitch in place while you bolt it up, because the hitch is very heavy. For the front hooks, there's 4 bolts that go thru the uniframe rail on each side, and 2 more nuts with studs on the lower rad support. The hook bolts are a 15mm socket. And the hitch IIRC uses 18mm. For the hooks, make sure you get the whole bracket, not just the hook. The hooks by themselves are useless. Also made sure you take the nut plate that sits inside the frame rail that the bracket bolts to.

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In general the hooks are **** for recovery, get the kor support, it's stronger than the hooks and real shackles are safer too.


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You do have j-hook tow points under the zj on the frame.its the points that a flat bed would hook up its whinch to in order to pull it up the flat bed. Don't know if this helps. But if its in the mud it might be hard to get to them depending on how deep ur zj is in the mud. Just my 2 cents.
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post #15 of 26 Old 04-30-2013, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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You do have j-hook tow points under the zj on the frame.its the points that a flat bed would hook up its whinch to in order to pull it up the flat bed. Don't know if this helps. But if its in the mud it might be hard to get to them depending on how deep ur zj is in the mud. Just my 2 cents.
Where are these J-Hooks you speak of o.O I'm looking, but I don't see anything I would want holding my truck to anything..

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