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Unread 07-27-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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Question about D rings and mounting bracket

I bought and installed the olympic 4x4 d ring mounting bracket, the one with no welds. It measures 3/4" and I also ordered 3/4" d rings but they are way too big to fit on the mounts. They slide back and forth with about 1/2" of space. What am I missing? Should I have gotten 1/2" d rings?

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Unread 07-27-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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they are not a tight fit. Left on they rattle. I carry them in my recovery bag with all the other related stuff. I would not use a "smaller" one. Its about being able to hold a jeep. not looks. I never have them on unless we are in recovery mode or strapping is going to happen a lot, for miles.

You could make some rubber spacers to keep them from bouncing around.
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Unread 07-27-2013, 01:21 PM   #3
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they are not a tight fit. Left on they rattle. I carry them in my recovery bag with all the other related stuff. I would not use a "smaller" one. Its about being able to hold a jeep. not looks. I never have them on unless we are in recovery mode or strapping is going to happen a lot, for miles.

You could make some rubber spacers to keep them from bouncing around.
Humm never thought about rubber spacers. I just thought there was supposed to be a snug fit. These slide back and forth with ease about 1/2"
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Unread 07-27-2013, 01:27 PM   #4
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Humm never thought about rubber spacers. I just thought there was supposed to be a snug fit. These slide back and forth with ease about 1/2"
Nope. They aren't made for quietness or daily driving. Put them on when you go offroad, take them off when you are onroad.
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Unread 07-27-2013, 05:28 PM   #5
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Well I wasn't really going for just look, I want functionality. But these things have so much space in between that they move all over
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Get some isolators and you won't have to worry with them again http://www.quadratec.com/products/92144_900X_PG.htm and http://www.quadratec.com/products/92144_1900.htm
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I went to Lowes and bought some 3/4 rubber grommets. Put one on each side and they don't even think about moving.
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I went to Lowes and bought some 3/4 rubber grommets. Put one on each side and they don't even think about moving.

So yours use to slide from side to side? I will be going to Lowes tomorrow
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So yours use to slide from side to side? I will be going to Lowes tomorrow
Yes, also, if you fix your own toilet valves, the rubber washer included with the fluidmaster valve fits the D rings perfectly. Probably any other kit would work too. The rubber washer that fits the hole that goes through the bottom of the toilet to the water supply line.
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Cool I'll check tomorrow and get back to you
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Unread 07-28-2013, 03:07 PM   #11
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Well thanks for the great idea. Put the grommets on and now it fits snug.

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