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EDIT: The recovery links I posted WILL NOT fit the FJ's and the Iconic_ mounts are SOLD OUT. See below...

Does anybody know if these will fit the rear of the FJ? I've got the matching front set and like them. They're substantially stronger (looking) than the stock points. If anybody has a pair and want's to chime in that'd be awesome.

RoadrunnerOffroad.com.au - Recovery Point GU Patrol Landcruiser D40 Navara

I know I can get a second factory eye for a rear recovery point, but I've never really trusted them for anything other than strapping the truck down. Not looking to argue about strength of the eyes here; you do you and I'll do me.


ICONIC REAR RECOVERY POINTS -- SOLD OUT


That's all folks! Thanks everybody! :wave: Got them all sold.
Some of you may know about the one-off run of custom rear recovery points that @Iconic_ is producing. Last we knew they were several weeks out still waiting for space on the laser cutter, so there's still time to get in on one of the unclaimed sets. Iconic will PM you for your PayPal once they've been cut and bent. As far as I know once these are gone there won't be anymore made, so get them while they last!

Fit: 2007-14 FJ Cruisers & 4th Gen 4Runners (may fit other vehicles)
Cost: $30 for one, $55 for a pair (two recovery points)

Current design, or very similar...


In the meantime, PM myself or Iconic or post here to be added to the list. If you're not on the list, we haven't seen your post or PM. Here is the current list (as of 1300 EST on 03/17/2017)...

1. @bazross
2. @epm131
3. @StrangerRanger
4. @maninblack2k
5. @CobraBG
6. @debFJVT
7. @amaclach
8. @Alpine FJ
9. @HOLYSTEEL
10. @gearwrench
11. @Robot
12. @algonaman
13. @Papa Dragon
14. @Driftless Cruiser
15. @Texagon
16. @janoslc
17. @Serenity Now
18. @Tonka Cruiser
19. @Matt Kurohara
20. @2.ooohhh
21. @USA4X4 (2 pairs)
22. @ssparrkyy
23. @Brent Harvey
24. @hupptoy
25. @jmh
26. @Loganbeere
27. @F-YAY
28. @FAUJI
29. @Red Crow
30. @Vyperpunk
31. @Dallas FJ

Shipping now! Everyone on the list should have received a PM from Iconic for payment/shipping info.

SEE HERE FOR POST 214 - LINK


 

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I'm traveling and away from the FJ for a few days or else I'd just measure it.

I saw someone use their hitch pin like that once, bent the pin and he couldn't get it out, had to cut it. Those pins don't have a high resistance to bending, but when you've got a receiver in their shear strength is extremely high. Would use the pin in an emergency, but only as a last resort.
 

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Yes they do fit. I have these exact points on my wife's Fortuner - I bought these because the stock loop failed spectacularly during a recovery. I measured the FJ, and the bolt spacing is the same, although the exhaust will need to exit the side (e.g. the TRD exhaust) because in the stock location, it covers the bolt holes on the right hand side.
They've been on the Fortuner for a good 3 years and they've held up really well.
I'm strongly considering buying another set for the FJ.
 

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That link doesn't seem to be working and I'm pretty interested in those. I've been looking for an alternative to the rear recovery points. Mine didn't come with them and $80 is pretty pricey for just one OEM loop.
 

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That link doesn't seem to be working and I'm pretty interested in those. I've been looking for an alternative to the rear recovery points. Mine didn't come with them and $80 is pretty pricey for just one OEM loop.
Link fixed.
 

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Just measured my stock tow hook and frame (08 frame)

Oem tow hook:

Bolts are m12x1.25x35mm
Bolt holes in tow hook are 12.7mm-13mm
Bolt hole spacing on bracket is 35mm center to center (48mm outer edge of bolt hole to outer edge of bole hole, corresponds to 45mm measurement in above drawing)


3rd bolt hole in frame (not used with factory tow hook)

thread is m8x1.25
spacing is ~120mm center to center of 2nd bolt hole, ~155mm to 1st bolt hole (closest to bumper)



Hope the drawing from roadrunner is for a different model, or they're not going to bolt right up.
 

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While removing my tow hook to measure, I noticed bent and rotting bolts. Also broke the welds on one of the captured nuts and had to cut the bolt, which is no big deal, since I've fixed these before. I'm just glad I noticed this now and not have it fail on the trail. I'll just use my hitch shackle until I fix it.

Sorry for going off topic

So if you drive your FJ in harsh environments and use your tow hook, check your bolts, they may fail before the hook if they look like mine
 

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Just measured my stock tow hook and frame (08 frame)

Oem tow hook:

Bolts are m12x1.25x35mm
Bolt holes in tow hook are 12.7mm-13mm
Bolt hole spacing on bracket is 35mm center to center (48mm outer edge of bolt hole to outer edge of bole hole, corresponds to 45mm measurement in above drawing)


3rd bolt hole in frame (not used with factory tow hook)

thread is m8x1.25
spacing is ~120mm center to center of 2nd bolt hole, ~155mm to 1st bolt hole (closest to bumper)



Hope the drawing from roadrunner is for a different model, or they're not going to bolt right up.
I'll take one off the 'tuna and put it on the FJ tomorrow to confirm.
 

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I reached out to Anthony at Road Runner via email and they weren't sure on FJ fitment. This is what they said; "Hi, thanks for your inquiry, sorry we don't now what fits rear of the fj's, can you measure the center bolt distance where your tow bar would bolt on and photo of the area and we can check the D40 or gu patrol points to fitment." I passed along the measurements that @epm131 took, so we'll see what they come back with.

I'll take one off the 'tuna and put it on the FJ tomorrow to confirm.
Sweet, seems to be some conflicting info floating around, so that'd be awesome.
 

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I looked at @amaclach factory tow hook. It's different than the FJ hook and the bolt hole spacing is farther.

FJ cruiser tow hook




Fortuner Tow hook (from amaclach)

 
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This thread has got me thinking about making my own and here's what I came up with. Uses .25" material in drawing, but would plan on using .375" (3/8), software just wouldn't allow bigger. Think that would be enough? Next common size is 1/2", gets pricey and harder to find a place to get it bent.

thoughts, suggestions?
 

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This thread has got me thinking about making my own and here's what I came up with. Uses .25" material in drawing, but would plan on using .375" (3/8), software just wouldn't allow bigger. Think that would be enough? Next common size is 1/2", gets pricey and harder to find a place to get it bent.

thoughts, suggestions?
3/8" = 9.5mm - I'd say that is good enough - The roadrunner is 10mm SS41 carbon steel plate (Q235)
 

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I'm traveling and away from the FJ for a few days or else I'd just measure it.

I saw someone use their hitch pin like that once, bent the pin and he couldn't get it out, had to cut it. Those pins don't have a high resistance to bending, but when you've got a receiver in their shear strength is extremely high. Would use the pin in an emergency, but only as a last resort.
I use an adapter for a clevis in the hitch. It's solid steel and will probably tear out the cross member before it shears the cross pin. I don't leave it in for fear it will freeze or rust stuck or even get stolen, but I keep in in the FJ in winter or off-roading.
 

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3/8" = 9.5mm - I'd say that is good enough - The roadrunner is 10mm SS41 carbon steel plate (Q235)
I got back home and was able to measure the thickness of my front ones, They're actually closer to 9.75 (including the powdercoat) so I'd imagine 3/8" would be fine.

I use an adapter for a clevis in the hitch.
That would be fine, I'd do that no problem. I was talking about someone that used just the pin and nothing else. They stuck the end of the loop into the hitch receiver and put the pin in :lol:

@amaclach any luck swapping the mount?
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"I use an adapter for a clevis in the hitch."

can you post a photo of the adaptor in place?
Seems like a really good idea to carry in winter, for extracting stranded motorists with.

thx,
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@norm356 I think csitracadie is referring to something like this metaltech - Ironman 4x4 recovery hitch $72.65



They can be found cheaper at other places, but if I was to buy one I prefer supporting our vendors when I can, you should too! Plus MT will probably guarantee them, can't say I'd trust my truck and/or safety to a china brand cheapo knock-off.
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@norm356 I think csitracadie is referring to something like this metaltech - Ironman 4x4 recovery hitch $72.65



They can be found cheaper at other places, but if I was to buy one I prefer supporting our vendors when I can, you should too! Plus MT will probably guarantee them, can't say I'd trust my truck and/or safety to a china brand cheapo knock-off.
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Yes mine is similar to this one just painted black. It was part of a kit with tow strap pulley, extra clevis, gloves, tree strap. I only added a snatch strap.
 

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