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post #1 of 13 Old 01-23-2020, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Cheap D-Ring vibration fix

Just realized how pornographic that sounds to someone outside of the auto world...
Anyway,
Just wanted to post the size and type of grommets I got that fit great on my D-Rings. Makes them snug enough that they don't move around while driving or wheeling but you can still move them to any angle easily by hand. I think total cost was about $2 for a pack of 3/4" grommets:

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post #2 of 13 Old 01-23-2020, 11:31 AM
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I only have them on when in use never a loose one hanging. But i almost always have the strap attached to the shackle and then its pulled up and closed in by the rear door 99% of time. the straps ready to go. just open the gate. that holds it up rather well. never hear it on the trail or street if it sees the street. I use it a lot as well so having it ricky tick helps keep trails moving when someone need a fast tug.


You can see the strap in this pic left side of the gate going in the under the rear door. ready to go.

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Leave them off when you're not using them, problem solved. D-rings are for recoveries, winchng etc. but not bumper decoration.
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The cheapest solution is to leave them in your winch accessories bag until you need the D-Rings.
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Just wanted to post the size and type of grommets I got that fit great on my D-Rings. Makes them snug enough that they don't move around while driving or wheeling but you can still move them to any angle easily by hand. I think total cost was about $2 for a pack of 3/4" grommets:
Nice cheap and easy remedy for those running the d-rings full time. I like it...

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Leave them off when you're not using them, problem solved. D-rings are for recoveries, winchng etc. but not bumper decoration.
You just ruined my idea of getting chrome D-rings to make my black bumper look cool. I guess I need to get rid of my neon green synthetic line now too.

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The cheapest solution is to leave them in your winch accessories bag until you need the D-Rings.
Apparently you don't wheel in MUD! Getting out in 3' of mud and even winching out is a PITA. Nevermind looking for D-rings or anything else is some bag. Maybe someone will make a self winching Jeep that slings the line around a tree at 50', so the driver doesn't have to get out of the Jeep and attempt to get through DEEP mud. Google "Truck night in America" TV show and watch the last challenge on each episode.

p.s. Va mud is red clay. You get the idea.

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I just leave mine on all the time. They don't make much noise sitting by the trailer.

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Nothing wrong with finding a solution to something that bothers you, OP. Nice work.

If I ever hear my D-Rings rattlin' it means my engine stopped - and then I've got bigger problems.

And ouch, I got called out by Jerry for keeping my D-Rings on my bumpers (ahh, front and rear I'm afraid to say).


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Soft shackles are even quieter, but they look silly when left on the bumper all the time.
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Soft shackles are even quieter, but they look silly when left on the bumper all the time.
Mall crawlers everywhere are up in arms defending their use of steel shackles as permanent bumper decoration. It's an image they're after that soft shackles won't give them.
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Soft shackles are even quieter, but they look silly when left on the bumper all the time.
Mall crawlers everywhere are up in arms defending their use of steel shackles as permanent bumper decoration. It's an image they're after that soft shackles won't give them.
Someday in the future, Warn will introduce the Tractor Beam winch that is no larger than a shoe box lid, weighs about as much, fits in the traditional location and is barely noticable except for the laser beam. Mall crawlers will still be buying Smittybilt body color matched cable winches with giant hooks.

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Apparently you don't wheel in MUD! Getting out in 3' of mud and even winching out is a PITA. Nevermind looking for D-rings or anything else is some bag. Maybe someone will make a self winching Jeep that slings the line around a tree at 50', so the driver doesn't have to get out of the Jeep and attempt to get through DEEP mud. Google "Truck night in America" TV show and watch the last challenge on each episode.

p.s. Va mud is red clay. You get the idea.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6FORM%3DVDMHRS

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