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post #16 of 58 Old 04-06-2013, 06:34 AM
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Thanks for posting this up, RCW!


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Definitely do it! These are 30 times better than the factory hooks. They will hold up to 30k pounds or something before breaking... Not that you would ever want that much weight on them but still haha
35k# design strength does not equal what you should be loading them with. For safety sake, if you're going to be more than 7k#, split the load between both sides.

Edit: Do not exceed the rated WLL of your D-rings, period! Sorry to shout like that, but I need to be clear: Our tabs will likely be quite a bit stronger than the shackles attached to them. If you're pulling hard enough, you'll turn your D-ring into a projectile, which is definitely not a good thing. Safety first.

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thanks for the extra pics. Those look great. I like the ability to mount the bullbar and these together as texlurch has done. not everybody wants or needs a giant winch bumper. nice to have options.
The tabs that RCW has mounted are stand-alone units - a new product for us. They will not work with the rest of our modular products (like what texlurch has).

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post #17 of 58 Old 04-06-2013, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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Haha if I was trying to pull 35k I would have a lot more problems to worry about haha. Its still nice to know that they are that strong, and I won't ever have to worry about breaking the mounts





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If you do manage to break or bend them, send them back and I'll send you new ones.
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post #19 of 58 Old 04-06-2013, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Will do, but doubt I will ever break these, unless I was purposely trying to do so.......even then it still might be a hard task haha





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silly question maybe, but i have all i need to fabricate these on my own for far less than fawkes retail. any chance someone would post a good picture and possibly measurements of the actual plates before installation? i know people have had luck making their own reproductions of other various makers' stuff using dimensions that other forum members have provided.

i won't be mass producing these, just a little something for myself. i intend to make my own bumper, sliders and rear tire rack sometime this year hopefully. thanks in advance.

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silly question maybe, but i have all i need to fabricate these on my own for far less than fawkes retail. any chance someone would post a good picture and possibly measurements of the actual plates before installation? i know people have had luck making their own reproductions of other various makers' stuff using dimensions that other forum members have provided.

i won't be mass producing these, just a little something for myself. i intend to make my own bumper, sliders and rear tire rack sometime this year hopefully. thanks in advance.
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So it wasn't just me?

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So it wasn't just me?
Pretty sure it was everyone haha





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silly question maybe, but i have all i need to fabricate these on my own for far less than fawkes retail. any chance someone would post a good picture and possibly measurements of the actual plates before installation? i know people have had luck making their own reproductions of other various makers' stuff using dimensions that other forum members have provided.

i won't be mass producing these, just a little something for myself. i intend to make my own bumper, sliders and rear tire rack sometime this year hopefully. thanks in advance.

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Those look great! Jeep looks great! What lift? Height? Tire size? Wheels? Offset?
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I have fawkes whole package on the front with a winch quick disconnect. I have pulled from both the shackles and the winch mounted to the receiver. I have also pulled fallen trees and other jeeps using both. My review so far, these are unbreakable. In the interest of little competition...I am having these fabbed for the rear receiver of the WJ. I can't wait to test them. http://www.detoursusa.com/c3r.php
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Those look great! Jeep looks great! What lift? Height? Tire size? Wheels? Offset?
Thanks man! I have a 2" bds lift with cooper discover at3 tires mounted on jk moabs, the offset is the same as stock wj rims





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K&N FIPK | glasspack | plasti-dipped badges | 17" moabs | HID's, 245/65/17 Cooper Discover AT3 | Rola rack | Fawkes stand alone shackle tabs | Bed lined interior (what a pain that was)
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Pretty sure it was everyone haha
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alright, alright... i get it. i messed up.. i sent him an apology on the side also. not my intentions to cause issues. i have read HERE on YOUR FORUMS of people creating reproduction clayton CA's without the recourse. i shall do a little investigating and come up with something on my own.

sorry.

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I have fawkes whole package on the front with a winch quick disconnect. I have pulled from both the shackles and the winch mounted to the receiver. I have also pulled fallen trees and other jeeps using both. My review so far, these are unbreakable. In the interest of little competition...I am having these fabbed for the rear receiver of the WJ. I can't wait to test them. http://www.detoursusa.com/c3r.php
seems to be ok here....

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'00 VW golf GTI, 1.8t - satin silver metallic - "silver arrow" - tastefully modded for quick & nimble
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