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Recovery points

There has been a lot of discussion on recovery points both for factory and aftermarket bumper points.

Most of these have the inherent weakness of a pull on an angle. Has anyone thought of using something like this?

Crosby® HR-125W Hoist Rings to Web - The Crosby Group

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Re: Recovery points

I've looked at those lifting eyes. Not sure how the swivel mechanism will hold up under an FJ with dirt and such getting inside. Also there is the question of how it will be bolted to the FJC. Will it only use one of the existing rear M12 nuts? (not sure I like that) or how would you make a plate to go in-between so it uses the both of the rear frame nuts? Look at the rating if it only uses a single M12-1.75 nut to mount to. 1000 kg with a safety factor of 5 = ultimate breaking strength of 11,000 lbs, not a lot considering my strap breaks at 17.5k lbs. (rear nuts on FJC are M12-1.25 BTW so not sure if you could find one that works like that anyway)

So I would say a block needs to be machined so a larger one of these will work with both the factory rear bolts.

Another con is the price. They run pretty expensive. You would be paying for the CE certification and their load rating testing. The 3/4" Crosby linked below would still be questionable strength wise since for our use we would be ignoring the 5000 lbs WLL, it will break at 25,000 lbs. But over $400!

One of these side pull ones would be perfect. I really like it just has a hole for a shackle pin.
Crosby® HR-1200M Metric Side Pull Hoist Rings - The Crosby Group
Crosby 3/4"-10 x 1.65" HR-1200UNC Side Pull Hoist Ring - 5000 lbs WLL - #1067728

Unless anyone has any ideas, that's where I ended my search.

Not to say it can't be done, but that's just to follow my thought process.
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Re: Recovery points

G'day Mikey,
A good bridle is probably more beneficial than a Crosby for off road recovery
Just my perception.
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Re: Recovery points

I had a moment when I saw the price. I pass on this mod unless it becomes a tried and tested main staple thought out the off road community.
I'm always amazed how much money you can drop into an off road vehicle. Its not uncommon for me to ride with people who have dropped over $20,000 into their vehicles. I'll freely admit I would love to spend $20,000+ on my FJ but retirement is 5 years away and I have a daughter who wants to go to Med school. (so retirement may not be 5 years away )


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Re: Recovery points

Here in the UK Land Rover never fitted recovery points to the Defender (or earlier Land Rovers). All there was was lashing eyes (for strapping to the transporter)... Most people assumed they were for recovery but as they were just a flat plate they would bend and then snap. Using a bridle would make them usable if nothing else available but they needed to be replaced with mil spec JATE rings (Joint Air Transport Executive), (used for underslinging on a CH-47 etc)

These bolted through the same mount hole in the chassis and were able to 'swing' freely and could be loaded at any angle. Cheap to buy (except from Land Rover on an OE part number) and strong. I fitted them on my TLC but needed to space them as the LR frame turns out to be wider box.

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Re: Recovery points

Wonder if they ship to the US?


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Re: Recovery points

i found these but they seem to be strictly for their own bumpers






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I can send them over if they don't

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I can send them over if they don't
Thanks for the Kind offer Zero, I think the ones I'm getting from Iconic coupled with a soft shackle will do the trick.
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