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Recovery Points ..?

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10 Feb 2011 18:01 #11330 by lukeyblunt
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Hi All..
Having not been properly offroading yet.. I am unsure of the recovery points on the Jimny.

Below images: Parts on the undercarriage that i would have thought are reliable for recovery.

Front

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Rear

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I assume this is where bullbars ect. are attatched..? but would they also help me out of a sticky situation..?

Thanks!
Luke B
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10 Feb 2011 18:08 #11332 by biggaz
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thats the towing eyes yes but need to bridle both together as they are to soft!

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10 Feb 2011 19:01 #11337 by supergaz
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Martin has some good recovery points in the bigjimny shop.

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10 Feb 2011 19:42 #11343 by kirkynut
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I would not use them for recovery, even with a bridle. I know people do and with a bridle they can be OK, but I bent one when I was proper stuck, before I had a winch bumper with a dirty big recovery hoop welded to it and couldn't get to the other side to make up a bridle and it got proper bent.

I think if I was proper stuck and used both, something would give also.

I don;t have any pictures of it on this computer, but if you look at my early pictures in the gallery on this site, you can see how I had the passenger side one beefed up on the front. On the rear, get a tow bar and a dixon bate bar hitch!

Kirkynut

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10 Feb 2011 19:46 #11344 by lukeyblunt
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kirkynut wrote: On the rear, get a tow bar and a dixon bate bar hitch!


Yeah, i got a towbar in the boot.. and i can probably find a hitch in the garage somewhere.
I'm more concerned about the front.
But no worries, I'll make sure the Landys are behind me !!
(They probably will be anyway!) ;)

Thanks for the info !!

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10 Feb 2011 20:08 #11349 by biggaz
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Jon place has had his eyes cut off ( tow eyes haha ) and replaced with 10mm thick steel beasts, they look well up to the job!

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10 Feb 2011 20:14 #11350 by lukeyblunt
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Sounds like a plan !!
Might just see if i can weld something to support the current eyes.
Rather than replacing, I'll just make it stronger. Somehow. We'll see :)
Thanks !!

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11 Feb 2011 09:03 #11370 by mcjimny
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Search on difflock for a user "lifechooser" iirc. He got some from Japan, they use the tube in the chassis and bolt to the existing eyes and are made from at least 6mm plate. He used a friend who imports jap motors so cost nothing to ship, they're pricey if you buy them and ship them yourself though. They're the best solution i've seen for those running standard trucks.
If you know someone handy they would be simple to produce, i spoke to a couple of places and they all sucked a bit of air as its a bit too much hassle for them in such small quantities.

Black Jimny's don't get stuck!

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11 Feb 2011 09:24 #11372 by Jimaroid
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11 Feb 2011 15:02 #11386 by mcjimny
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thems is the kitties! That price isn't too bad(presumably the exchange rate must be good at the minute), but then if you add the shipping :ohmy: I estimated the weight at 5 kilos and it came out at £70.

Black Jimny's don't get stuck!

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13 Feb 2011 09:33 #11454 by Monkey
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I find this interesting that your front recovery points are different to the ones we get on the front of our jimny's in AUS or do the early model jimny's have different recovery ppoints to later model's???

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13 Feb 2011 10:03 #11457 by biggaz
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what do yours look like?

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