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 Post subject: Front recovery points
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:36 am 
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I've been googling aftermarket Dmax front recovery points, and it seems you can't get any?

Has anyone got any on their ute?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:24 pm 
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Dunno. I've got two loops sticking out from the front of my chassis that I've been pulling things around with. Always assumed they were recovery points. Hope so!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:23 am 
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garrytre wrote:
Dunno. I've got two loops sticking out from the front of my chassis that I've been pulling things around with. Always assumed they were recovery points. Hope so!


They are not recovery points. Just tie downs for transport.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:17 pm 
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Page 7-42 of the owners manual tells me they are tow points. If you want to do lots of snach strap work you might need to fit a arb or similar type of bar.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:49 pm 
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Dopomax wrote:
Page 7-42 of the owners manual tells me they are tow points. If you want to do lots of snach strap work you might need to fit a arb or similar type of bar.


Can't snatch off an ARB bar. Will pull the bar off :D


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:20 pm 
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That's the reason I'm asking about aftermarket recovery points, seems there isn't a clear place to bolt them on without drilling holes or possibly compromising the crash cans.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:29 pm 
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I think you will find there are no "crash cans" on modern vehicles.
They do have crumple points designed into the chassis though. Airbag detection is achieved by a decellerometer/accelerometer built into the airbag detection control system.

It is the problem of placing recovery points without altering the crash compression characteristics which is the challenge.

Honky's engineering may not do this well, and some serious thinking and understanding of what has to be preserved is essential.

Anyone can just bolt on thick plates to something, some even damage the chassis while doing it.

Tread carefully.


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 8:49 am 
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Tink wrote:
garrytre wrote:
Dunno. I've got two loops sticking out from the front of my chassis that I've been pulling things around with. Always assumed they were recovery points. Hope so!


They are not recovery points. Just tie downs for transport.


Hmm, that's a worry. I'd assumed they were strong for snatch straps.

So, it seems like there's no good solution for putting snatch straps on the front.

And while I'm about it, what about the big loop on the back left of the chassis. Safe for snatch strap?

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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 9:25 am 
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Dopomax wrote:
Page 7-42 of the owners manual tells me they are tow points......

7-42 also says
"When coming to channels or muddy areas, unload the vehicle. Do not use the towing hook to tow, but tow with a rope attached to the axle."
Sounds wierd & impractical.
Why do that?
Where to put the rope without breaking brake lines etc?

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 8:53 am 
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Yea looks that way, maybe there is no recovery points available, maybe it's put in the too hard basket because of the possibility of damage and then the responsibility that go with installing them?

So I'm guessing you can reattach a winch back onto the winch ball bar if required?

Never had a winch before so trying to get it sorted.


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