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Old 02-20-2020, 01:41 PM #16
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The front ones have been debated here for many years so I'm not going to revisit the issue now other than to say more than a few of us have used them for all sorts of recovering without drama. IF they were only there for transport then there would have been much MUCH cheaper options for them to use.

But the issue in this thread is these rear hooks compared to the hitch.
Did a little digging. I stand corrected.

Just for argument's sake tho the manual calling them 'emergency towing eyelets' doesn't mean they are safe for recovery loads. If something failed which really does seems unlikely I doubt toyota would cover it under warranty.

Anyways tho. Two rear hooks w/bridle vs tow hitch and a single strap/line that's the real question.
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Did a little digging. I stand corrected.

Just for argument's sake tho the manual calling them 'emergency towing eyelets' doesn't mean they are safe for recovery loads. If something failed which really does seems unlikely I doubt toyota would cover it under warranty.

Anyways tho. Two rear hooks w/bridle vs tow hitch and a single strap/line that's the real question.
There is a picture here somewhere of one front eyelet breaking but there was never any context on why it broke and I think it's the only broken one we ever saw.
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There is a picture here somewhere of one front eyelet breaking but there was never any context on why it broke and I think it's the only broken one we ever saw.
Probably something idiotic. Might have been fun to watch tho.
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The exhaust isn't in the way on the passenger side?
yeah just looked at mine at looks like the exhaust is in the way
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yeah just looked at mine at looks like the exhaust is in the way
If you need those hooks you are likely doing stuff that will crush your tailpipe anyways. For those of us who cut our exhausts back the the axle it's a non issue.
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There is a picture here somewhere of one front eyelet breaking but there was never any context on why it broke and I think it's the only broken one we ever saw.
the only ones i've seen are 4th gen, which isn't as stout as the 5th gen front toying eyelet

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If you need those hooks you are likely doing stuff that will crush your tailpipe anyways. For those of us who cut our exhausts back the the axle it's a non issue.
um, what? lots of people offroad with the stock exhaust and never have a problem with their tailpipe and still need to be recovered from the rear
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the only ones i've seen are 4th gen, which isn't as stout as the 5th gen front toying eyelet



um, what? lots of people offroad with the stock exhaust and never have a problem with their tailpipe and still need to be recovered from the rear
Well that's funny because I crushed mine three times and I've seen many times with others. Maybe we have different definitions offroad and recovery.
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Well that's funny because I crushed mine three times and I've seen many times with others. Maybe we have different definitions offroad and recovery.
Well I never said it cant or doesnt happen, I said lots of people offroad without modifying their exhaust, probably most people
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Well I never said it cant or doesnt happen, I said lots of people offroad without modifying their exhaust, probably most people
No arguments there. Just saying. You want the hooks you cut the exhaust. Didn’t mean to sound like a gatekeeper.
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The exhaust isn't in the way on the passenger side?
I installed a Gibson exhaust and left the last piece off to make a turn down exhaust. Did a similar setup with my Tacoma.

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Any chance you could post a straight-on photo with the hitch in the picture so we can get an idea of how much these hang down?

Considering this option but also have my hitch occupied so wondering if they will be blocked by my hitch setup. Thanks
Sure thing. I plan to hang a tree saver between the two hooks as a bridle and a snatch from that. I've got a spare tire carrier on the way.

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20 bucks ey?

ARB would brand them and sell them for 250 and people would still buy them.
Right? I had the same thought. I have ARB front recovery points that I haven't been brave enough install yet and they are certainly beefy, but for 20 bucks a pop I had to try this out. They are certainly better than the stock tie downs.
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I get using it in the front. I just don't get doing it in the back if the tow hitch is available.
For what its worth, I've done plenty of recoveries/pulls with the D-ring tow receiver setup in my old Tacoma and never felt I was doing anything risky. I just wanted to free the receiver up for more gear.
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