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Unread 05-15-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Receiver Shackle Bracket - HELP

Hi, i want to buy a Receiver Shackle Bracket for my Overland.
I see that most of them include a D ring which i also want, they are 3/4 inch (is this enough?), is this size appropriate for this jeep and pulling jeeps stuck in mud or sand, more or less like this (FJ, prado, Land Cruisers, Patrol, etc).
And about the Receiver i see they are Class III and the one i have from mopar says it is class IV. What is the difference...or any 2 inch receiver will do the job?
please help me out.
finally i want to buy a recovery strap, how many pounds capable do you recommend for the same job...10k or 20k or 30k more?

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felipe

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Unread 05-15-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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I have the one below, a 20k and a 30k snatch strap, never had an issue.

http://www.warn.com/truck/accessories/shackle.shtml
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Unread 05-15-2013, 08:54 PM   #3
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If I were buying today,I'd look into the factor55 hitch link....

http://www.factor55.com/index.php?ma...&products_id=7

I have the warn posted above, it does the job...but the factor55 is just beautiful.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 08:56 PM   #4
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FYI class III up to 5000lbs

ClassIV up to 10000 lbs
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Thanks, but what about this one....

http://www.bluetorchfab.com/Product/...kle-Mount.aspx


watch the video...i think it is the best.

opinions?
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Thanks, but what about this one....

http://www.bluetorchfab.com/Product/...kle-Mount.aspx


watch the video...i think it is the best.

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My opinion is something else will fail on your Jeep LONG before either the Factor55 hitchlink or the BTF receiver shackle mount fail. The BTF one is rated at 60k and the F55 is only 51k.

It comes down to which one fits your budget better and which one looks better to you? Personally, I'd still go with the Factor55, its a much more aesthetically pleasing, and its anodized so it wont oxidize.


BTW video is cool
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the factor 55 is a better design, but for your uses it won't matter. you won't be able to pull on anything hard enough to make it matter.

fyi, you could lift your whole jeep with a single 3/8" d-ring shackle and it would be within it's safety margins. 3/4" shackles are for picking up tanks. lol.
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