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Old 09-14-2020, 03:18 PM #16
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I'm no expert, thus this thread. (which is about shackle orientation, but this is good too)
I've read the loops as recovery vs tie down. I see both trains of thought. For sake of discussion I will refer to factory tie down (TD) or aftermarket recovery point (RP).
The TD, on the front, is a loop welded to a bracket of frame material, welded to the radiator support with a bead front & back of the loop. They are not "rated".

The RP is "rated" and is attached with grade 10.9 bolts, 9" apart, to the same spot as the TD & the main frame. It is one piece " thick.

As you can see in the first picture I have both TD & RP. I was thinking of using the bow shackle in the RP and a soft shackle through the TD and the loop of the strap as a backup.
I don't do bling. They are a bright color to make them easier to find by anyone during a recovery. Someone with more experience than me may notice the TD and determine that may be a better choice for the particular situation. I left myself with options.
In the rear there is one TD. A loop welded to a .20" thick piece of metal. It has no markings on the bolts.
I have replace it with two one-piece, " thick RP, with grade 10.9 bolts. I also have the receiver hitch RP. Again, as many options as possible at this time.
Thanks to everyone for the replies and insight. I'd like to hear more thoughts and experience.

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I'm no expert, thus this thread. (which is about shackle orientation, but this is good too)
I've read the loops as recovery vs tie down. I see both trains of thought. For sake of discussion I will refer to factory tie down (TD) or aftermarket recovery point (RP).
The TD, on the front, is a loop welded to a bracket of frame material, welded to the radiator support with a bead front & back of the loop. They are not "rated".

The RP is "rated" and is attached with grade 10.9 bolts, 9" apart, to the same spot as the TD & the main frame. It is one piece " thick.

As you can see in the first picture I have both TD & RP. I was thinking of using the bow shackle in the RP and a soft shackle through the TD and the loop of the strap as a backup.
I don't do bling. They are a bright color to make them easier to find by anyone during a recovery. Someone with more experience than me may notice the TD and determine that may be a better choice for the particular situation. I left myself with options.
In the rear there is one TD. A loop welded to a .20" thick piece of metal. It has no markings on the bolts.
I have replace it with two one-piece, " thick RP, with grade 10.9 bolts. I also have the receiver hitch RP. Again, as many options as possible at this time.
Thanks to everyone for the replies and insight. I'd like to hear more thoughts and experience.
With the design of the rear OEM, vs the aftermarket, i'd use the aftermarket. based on the orientation of it's mounting location. That and the fact that I'd see the OEM bending before the aftermarket.
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I don't understand why you "mounted" recovery points other than for a bling factor--which is fine if that's what you're going for. I agree with other replies, use the OEM loops.
Hmm...
"Bling factor". Nearest mall is 100 miles.

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Dude, most pics and builds on here are about bling--which is fine. Not every goal is to have an Ultra4 racer.

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