We used to recommend a competitor's product for stand alone shackle tabs... until they changed their design from 1" to 1/2" thick in order to compete at a price point with our modular tabs. What you see above is our response; the strongest stand-alone shackle tab on the market for 1999-2004 Grand Cherokees, period.
We've designed these to tuck up as close to the fascia as possible, allowing you to keep your stock approach angle. Each one is constructed with 8.5” of fillet weld and two 9/16” diameter plug welds connecting the 0.75" tab to a 0.25” bracket, which has been bent on a CNC press brake to a radius that maximizes strength. Each tab assembly is bolted to its own 0.25” backing plate via three 1/2" Grade 8 bolts. The new Gen2 version has a 0.955" anchor pin hole to accommodate every 3/4" shackle made (including epoxy-coated shackles).
What that all translates to is a tow hook replacement with a full one-inch-thickness at the critical joint for off angle pulls, more than double weld area than a WJ Warn receiver, a clamping area over 24" square inches of your uniframe, and a design strength of 35,000#... per tab.
If you're concerned about such things (you don't really need to be with the warranty these carry) we're using an extremely conservative WLL of 3.5 tons, with a safety factor of 5:1.
To install the tabs, you're going to need to widen a few holes in your uniframe. These are a stand alone product that will not work with our modular products. They will work in conjunction with any "hidden"/"stealth" behind-the-bumper winch plate, as well as the Rough Country through-the-bumper winch plate.
The tabs are phosphated, epoxy primed, and textured-black coated to keep them looking good whether you're bouncing them off rocks at Moab, or parking dividers at the mall.
100% Made in the USA.
"If You Can Break It, We'll Replace It" UNLimited Lifetime Warranty.
01-18-2014 08:34 PM
BACK IN STOCK.
One mismatched Gen1/2 set available in the "Garage Sale" section at a signifigant discount.
01-31-2014 10:46 AM
Putting in a steel order to do another run. Order now to get yourself a pair. :)