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Old 11-09-2009, 06:57 PM
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Problem solved. lol.

holy shit

Wow I know I'm only a truck newbie but I find that picture strangely arousing...
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:14 PM
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The front hooks aren't useless, I have pulled a small tree stump out of the ground with them. But they're nowhere near as strong as a rear frame mounted hitch is. That crossmember is pretty flimsy, therefore there's a limit to what you can do with the front hooks. If the hooks were mounted directly to the frame, that would be a different story, but that's not the case with the Ranger.

I suggest going going underneath (if you can't see it through the cutout in the valance) and take a look at that crossmember yourself. If you actually look at it, you'll see it's not something you'll want to put a lot of trust in for heavier-duty tasks.
Would forged D-rings welded [mig] to the frame on either side, weaken the frame?
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:26 PM
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WTH do us folks with no front or rear hooks do if WE get stuck>?
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:29 AM
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i need to pick up a rear shackle for my hitch! I think I'll make one using 2" x 2" steel tubing. drill a hole about 1" to 1 1/4" from the end and put the D-Ring though it and cap off the end for aesthetic purposes. Will this work?

Also, Ive been wondering when you have the strap with loops, how do you connect it to "both" vehicles? What i mean, is like my front tow hooks are closed loops so you can just "hook" on the loop of the srtap. I seen where Shane said thread the strap though both tow hook, but how do you attach it to the other vehicle? A diagram would help greatly
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:11 AM
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http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...rap-36608.html

these straps are super cheap....bad idea???

i cant imagine id use them to actually tow anyone out but more for people to tow me out.....

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and ive always wondered myself where i would attach something to the front... cross member looks scary to even try using lol id prefer to back up out of my spot if im at risk of breaking something! i have a hitch and i am working on getting a shackle hitch
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:00 PM
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i bet you could. dont use chains tho IMO cause i seen many people get hurt bad by chains brakin..
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:40 PM
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these straps are super cheap....bad idea???
NO HOOKS!! Find one with a loop sewn into it. The hooks are as bad as chain and can become a projectile.
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Default Re: Using tow straps: Am I asking for trouble?

Eric, stay away from those straps. Look for D rings and a decent recovery strap.
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:18 PM
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I always thought the front tow hooks were more if you get stuck someone can pull you out, and to pull others out use the rear hitch.
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:16 PM
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what is the difference between a d ring and a shackle???


i want one that is up down and not sideways just for aesethic purposes

but is there truly a difference? i think i wouldnt want one that moves with the rope when turning....might rip off my rumper if i slipped or something (in some freak accident) lol
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