i have d rings on my front bumper and one in my hitch in there rear.. i like them better cause the people i know that have tow hooks sometimes the strap falls off and its annoying to keep getting out and putting it back in... plus i saw a tow strap with a metal hook on the end fling off a tow hook and go through my friends window on his truck soooo...... i prefer d rings!
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Possibly then I'll put D-Rings on my Reese hitch in the rear and attach tow hooks to my frame in the front. Anyone know where I can get some good D-Ring sets?
are you aware that they need to have a VERY sturdy welded tabs on bumper or whatever you plan on putting them on? they dont just come with brackets that u can screw on to a hitch or bumper..You can however get a hitch receiver kit that you plug right into ur hitch..(i have 2 of theses types for extra recov. points just in case).http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/rec...ng-p-3371.html..Sorry if u are aware of this..but your question seemed like u think you can pick up a kit and throw it on any surface....Just wanna make sure you do it a safe and reliable way....
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Heh... yes, found them the other night when I was looking at their BPE's. Those Detours Class3 mounts look strong, and utilize what most people use (receiver hitch) for the rear. Actually they might even be better as they use 2 bolts each instead of one to tie in the receiver block?
The Front tow hooks are stock factory option tow hooks with the frame tie in mounts.
Since the XJ uni-body frame rails are no more suitable for recovery point mounting than the stock bumpers are, you'll need a load-spreading reinforcing plate for whatever form of attachment point you chose.
Many folks choose hooks for ease of strap hook-up, but since a strap will come off that hook as easily as it goes on, I prefer d-rings. Check out the setup in this thread. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=747764 . I don't have any experience with it myself, but seems like it would serve the need.
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