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Question Recovery Points?

Hi all,

I'm hoping to take my new Titanium AT off-road for the first time soon, but my "mentor" is asking about recovery points on the truck.

Are the tow hooks on the FJ acceptable recovery points? I've read that "most" factory tow hooks are no good, but I was hoping that these are among the few that are okay.

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Toyotas tow hooks are no joke. You might wanna consider a shackle trailer hitch cover. Comes in handy if you get high centered and need a highlift jack to raise the ass alil to get more grip to the front.
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Re: Recovery Points?

I used the rear loop this weekend to get pulled out of a mud hole, then used one of the front loops to pull a Jeep out of the same mud hole. No problems, just remember if you using the recommend tow strap without hooks you might want to carry a d-ring or something to hook your tow strap to the loop. The FJ has tow loops instead of tow hooks.
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Don't sweat the three Toyota 'recovery' points. Like what's been stated, they are no joke. Use 'em...that's why they are there!

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Re: Recovery Points?

There is a second location in the rear for a fourth tow loop with nuts already attached to the frame. Just need the loop and two bolts. I wonder if you can get tow loop from Toyota?

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You can get a hook from Toyota.
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Re: Recovery Points?

I've used everysingle hook available on the FJ.

I've went through some big ass mudholes with stock tires and gotten stuck 5/7 times. though I always brought along my buddy with his T100.

none of them have failed. I've used a 3500lb load tow strap with a 10,000lb breaking load.

Theres 2 in the front and 1 in the left rear. and there semms to be plenty of places on the sides where you can hook up a hook to the frame( 5+) and I think a couple more in the rear.

But "official" hooks 3. I dunno if this is what you wanted though places for a hi-lift I've found none yet.

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K os,
we need to see some pictures of your FJ swamped!

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K os,
we need to see some pictures of your FJ swamped!

I've posted pics b4 and after. Im ussually covered in mud head to toe. So I don't wanan deal with the camera. I'll bring my girl next time to be a camera girl maybe get her to wrestle in the mud with my buddy's ... I wish.. hehe.

edit: I believe I have a pic of it full of mud at the car wash. I'll look for it and post it.

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I've posted pics b4 and after. Im ussually covered in mud head to toe. So I don't wanan deal with the camera. I'll bring my girl next time to be a camera girl maybe get her to wrestle in the mud with my buddy's ... I wish.. hehe.

edit: I believe I have a pic of it full of mud at the car wash. I'll look for it and post it.
Don't forget to post the mud wrestling girl as well

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