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Unread 06-28-2014, 12:23 AM   #1
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This is a great solution for those who want simple and strong front recovery points. They are individual shackle tabs (sold as a set) that bolt to the factory tow hook mounting locations and accept a standard 3/4" shackle with a 7/8" pin. The mounts are built from cnc cut and bent 1/4" plate and the shackle tabs are laser cut and media tumbled 3/4" thick stock. They bolt up using included grade 8 bolts and 1/4" thick backing plates that sandwich the unibody. The problem with the factory tow hooks is they use either a dangerous 'm bolt' which is known to rip out of the unibody or a thin 'stud plate'. The stud plate is actually sold as a separate hardware kit, forcing you to buy both if you want any reliability. Everything you need for installation is included with these shackle mounts. They tuck up nice and tight to the plastic bumper so maximum approach angle is maintained. Using shackles offers more versatility and safety over hooks, plus they just look good! They ship bare steel, ready for the coating if your choice. Shackles are not included. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...35959336669912






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Unread 06-28-2014, 10:30 AM   #2
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Does the bumper need to be removed I. Order to mount these?

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Unread 06-28-2014, 10:55 AM   #3
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Yep you need to pull the bumper cover off to install these, same goes with any front recovery options for the kk/kj.
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Unread 06-28-2014, 11:22 AM   #4
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Yep you need to pull the bumper cover off to install these, same goes with any front recovery options for the kk/kj.
Ok! 😞. Have to wait till I'm more comfortable doing that. Lol.

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Unread 06-28-2014, 11:49 AM   #5
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Diggerfreek's bumper removal instructions
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Unread 06-28-2014, 12:14 PM   #6
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Thanks LF for posting that.

Rescue you got it man! The only tricky part is releasing the clips from the flares, but very doable....
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Unread 06-28-2014, 12:33 PM   #7
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I've had my bumper off 3 times for various reasons, and it will be off again sometime this summer so I can repaint my ATH front recovery system. Winter was hard on it, but same is true for my rock rails and roof basket too. It is not too bad of a job to get the bumper off, and it gets easier the more times you do it. As for paint (after grinding off rust and using mineral spirits to clean the surface), I've been using 2 coats of Rustoleum gray primer followed by 3 coats of Rustoleum hammered black. I can't afford powder coating. Is there a better way to keep the rust off?
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Unread 06-28-2014, 01:46 PM   #8
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I'm gonna try por-15 on my bumpers soon. Rust isn't much of a problem here but I want durability.

As for prep try phosphoric acid. It's a good rust inhibitor and etches the metal.
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Unread 06-28-2014, 01:53 PM   #9
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Might have to order these, Have to find someone to install them first. I like these much better than having a hitch style.
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Unread 06-28-2014, 04:08 PM   #10
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Thanks LF for posting that. Rescue you got it man! The only tricky part is releasing the clips from the flares, but very doable....
I'm sure I'm capable, but being that this is mostly my wife's DD, I'm more cover bed with listening to her! Ha ha ha ha.

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Unread 06-28-2014, 06:40 PM   #11
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Rescue, if you're ever in the Philly area and want to install those, PM me. We could have your bumper off, tow points installed, and bumper back on in an hour or less, without breaking anything!
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Unread 06-28-2014, 07:27 PM   #12
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Rescue, if you're ever in the Philly area and want to install those, PM me. We could have your bumper off, tow points installed, and bumper back on in an hour or less, without breaking anything!
Bring zipties just in case haha. I think I have a dozen or so for my inner fender liners and other knick nacks hahaha.
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Unread 06-28-2014, 08:17 PM   #13
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Rescue, if you're ever in the Philly area and want to install those, PM me. We could have your bumper off, tow points installed, and bumper back on in an hour or less, without breaking anything!
Ha ha. Sounds like a plan. I'll bring the beers!

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Unread 06-28-2014, 10:08 PM   #14
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Updated pics in my first post to show how they're built and exactly what you get.
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Unread 06-30-2014, 10:06 PM   #15
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mount for hi lift rack

I think I could adapt those eyes to carry a "hi lift" jack - it would need two adapter plates (one for each padeye)
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