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Unread 04-21-2010, 10:17 AM   #46
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We're lookin at about 7 days straight of rain down there.
got room in your front passenger seat Medic? lol if its too muddy im not risky my DD in the woods.

funfactor89, shop around, check ebay. thats what i did when i bought my C4x4, i saved about $20 where i got mine...still spent $80 but definately worth it.

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Unread 04-21-2010, 10:36 AM   #47
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got room in your front passenger seat Medic? lol if its too muddy im not risky my DD in the woods.
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Depends how much water we get down there. If I have to dig the floaties out of the basement I think im calling it. haha

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Unread 04-21-2010, 04:13 PM   #48
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ouch...tow hooks for grands are $100 on quadratec. Looks like i won't be going
Looky here...

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Unread 04-22-2010, 04:45 AM   #49
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Thanks for your help but that looks like an accident waiting to happen.
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Unread 04-22-2010, 05:06 AM   #50
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Thanks for your help but that looks like an accident waiting to happen.
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Unread 04-22-2010, 08:34 AM   #51
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why say that it just doesn't look very safe do you think it does?
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Unread 04-22-2010, 09:10 AM   #52
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why say that it just doesn't look very safe do you think it does?
Yes, the hooks are bolted into a secure position. If you aren't willing to drop $100 bucks on a assured recovery hook, this is definitely the next best thing.

Although, at the same time, if you're worried about putting a scratch on your 17 year old paint it may be safest to stay home.
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Unread 04-22-2010, 11:02 AM   #53
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Yes, the hooks are bolted into a secure position. If you aren't willing to drop $100 bucks on a assured recovery hook, this is definitely the next best thing.

Although, at the same time, if you're worried about putting a scratch on your 17 year old paint it may be safest to stay home.
nope not at all worried about some scratches. Just wanted an opinion on if you thought this was a safe way to mount some hooks, because i always hear about how weak the unibody is. I would hate to mount some hooks this way and get stuck in some mud have one of you guys attempt to pull me out and this break something on someone elses jeep or even hit a bystander.

Sorry for the long post and still put me down for a maybe i think i should be able to get some sort of hooks mounted by then.
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Unread 04-22-2010, 11:19 AM   #54
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nope not at all worried about some scratches. Just wanted an opinion on if you thought this was a safe way to mount some hooks, because i always hear about how weak the unibody is. I would hate to mount some hooks this way and get stuck in some mud have one of you guys attempt to pull me out and this break something on someone elses jeep or even hit a bystander.

Sorry for the long post and still put me down for a maybe i think i should be able to get some sort of hooks mounted by then.
I would suggest following those directions and then also securing them with a few welds, although your safest bet is still to go with the proper mounts.
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Unread 04-22-2010, 11:23 AM   #55
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I would suggest following those directions and then also securing them with a few welds, although your safest bet is still to go with the proper mounts.
sorry for being overly cautious, but i think i found some with mounts at a junkyard near me finally.
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Unread 04-22-2010, 01:51 PM   #56
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nope not at all worried about some scratches. Just wanted an opinion on if you thought this was a safe way to mount some hooks, because i always hear about how weak the unibody is.
Unibody won't feel a thing I have been pulled out by mine a ton of times.

I've had a cherokee and a wrangler (which isn't saying much but still) yank at my tow hooks. Wrangler had to winch me out.

I haven't felt any change in my drive nor has does my unibody look tweaked or anything like that. It is a good insurance point to have them up front.
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Unread 04-22-2010, 07:51 PM   #57
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ok funfactor, ill put you on the maybe list. and i agree with you, better safe then sorry. ive had my xj since january and refused to take it out til i have front and back recovery points. i run stock and worried the pass 2 times i went out about getting stuck or hitting something under my xj.
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Unread 04-22-2010, 07:56 PM   #58
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list has been updated, let me know if i have everyone correct so far please.
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Unread 04-22-2010, 08:09 PM   #59
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6. TheGuyFromNJ (let me know if you're in or not, i was taking it as though you are)
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Unread 04-23-2010, 06:16 AM   #60
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sounds good man, we`ll make sure we have a winch with us just incase you get brave again lol
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