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Unread 12-06-2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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Recovery D-rings in place of WJ tow hooks?

I DID search, but didn't find a mention of a recovery D-ring that would bolt in place of the front tow hooks on my '04 Overland. I'm glad they're there, but just looking at them, I don't like the fact that they're open to allow a slack cable or rope to drop off.

Does anyone make a D-ring that will bolt in place? Lot's of D-rings out there, but any I've found are just the ring and pin, not any lug portion.

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Unread 12-06-2013, 11:08 AM   #2
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I DID search, but didn't find a mention of a recovery D-ring that would bolt in place of the front tow hooks on my '04 Overland. I'm glad they're there, but just looking at them, I don't like the fact that they're open to allow a slack cable or rope to drop off.

Does anyone make a D-ring that will bolt in place? Lot's of D-rings out there, but any I've found are just the ring and pin, not any lug portion.
Fawkes Fabrication makes great quality stuff. Saguaro (I believe that's the name?) makes a similar product, but I haven't used them, so I can't say.
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Unread 12-06-2013, 12:54 PM   #3
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I DID search, but didn't find a mention of a recovery D-ring that would bolt in place of the front tow hooks on my '04 Overland. I'm glad they're there, but just looking at them, I don't like the fact that they're open to allow a slack cable or rope to drop off.

Does anyone make a D-ring that will bolt in place? Lot's of D-rings out there, but any I've found are just the ring and pin, not any lug portion.
Three options, I took of my Overland hooks and used a variation of the third option, actually a hole drilled through my winch mounting plate for a shackle.

1. There are bolt on and weld on D-rings available at about any rigging company. The problem is for some reason Jeep drilled the two OEM mounting bolt hole side by side instead of length wise to the Jeep like they should have been. So to have a D ring mounted work wise you either have to drill new holes or better yet weld it on. http://www.uscargocontrol.com/Ratche...-Mounting-Ring

2. You can make a strap retainer clip for your oem hooks like in this thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...clips-1455009/

3. Or make a replacement out of 3/8" or 1/2" flat bar like in the picture, the pictured one is on a different brand 4X4.

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Unread 12-06-2013, 02:47 PM   #4
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Saguaro use to make really nice ones, I have them on my WJ but they were bought out or something by a company called Alpine something. I looked around and couldn't find their website, they may have gone under but they took over Saguaro and then made the much thinner, not as beefy as Saguaro.
The pic at the top are the Saguaro's on my WJ and the bottom pic are the Alpine's.
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Unread 12-06-2013, 03:08 PM   #5
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New and in-stock: WJ shackle tabs for $125
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I have these and absolutely love them. I would recommend them to anyone. I've used them to winch on and no problems at all!!
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Unread 12-12-2013, 09:23 AM   #7
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Aspen Creek (the company that bought out Saguaro) appears to have gone under, so it looks like we now stand alone (pun intended) in the WJ shackle-tab department.
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Advertise that stuff! Now's an awesome time to make a few bucks. Christmas sale?
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I keep a roll of black vinyl tape in the jeep and just puta couple wraps around the strap and hook to keep it from slipping off
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And they make great front rock sliders too!!!
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Unread 12-12-2013, 09:11 PM   #11
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And they make great front rock sliders too!!!




While they're meant for pulling, I guess they can take a bump or two.

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Advertise that stuff! Now's an awesome time to make a few bucks. Christmas sale?
There are threads up in the vendor display forum, but I hate spamming them to keep them up on the first page. As far as "sales" I wish I could afford to discount anything. As it is, prices will be going up in 2014.
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I would be in the fawking club, but found some overland hooks a week before I found out about you Kris. They are way better than the upside down hooks lol.
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Unread 12-13-2013, 07:08 AM   #13
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I bought hooks before Fawkes was making these. I wish I had the front receiver with the D-ring mounts! If only I had waited! :-)
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Not to talk down the shackles at all (trust me, I've thought about getting them time and time again cause I like them so much, hah), but I have a simple solution to your straps falling off the hooks issue. I was getting similarly frustrated and actually ripped an eye end of a strap because it halfway-fell off the hook and the hook went right through it. I always have a couple of those produce rubber bands (the ones that hold broccoli heads together at the supermarket) in my WJ. Before you put a strap on the hooks, just take one of the rubber bands and put it higher up on the hook and then when you put the strap on, just pull the rubber band over the strap enough to hold it on. This certainly won't completely stop it from falling off in all cases, but it has often been just enough for mine not to fall off after letting go of it.

If you have a larger rubber band, you can actually pull it out more and twist it and then put it on the hook under the strap as well, tying the strap down to the hook. (If that makes any sense)
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Not to talk down the shackles at all (trust me, I've thought about getting them time and time again cause I like them so much, hah), but I have a simple solution to your straps falling off the hooks issue. I was getting similarly frustrated and actually ripped an eye end of a strap because it halfway-fell off the hook and the hook went right through it. I always have a couple of those produce rubber bands (the ones that hold broccoli heads together at the supermarket) in my WJ. Before you put a strap on the hooks, just take one of the rubber bands and put it higher up on the hook and then when you put the strap on, just pull the rubber band over the strap enough to hold it on. This certainly won't completely stop it from falling off in all cases, but it has often been just enough for mine not to fall off after letting go of it. If you have a larger rubber band, you can actually pull it out more and twist it and then put it on the hook under the strap as well, tying the strap down to the hook. (If that makes any sense)
thats a great idea I've been used vinyl tape to do the same thing
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