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Recovery points, green laning

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12 Jan 2018 12:38 #188304 by Dancasey
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Hi there, can only afford one pair of recovery points at a time as of now, so which should I have installed first? Rear or front ones? Trying to decide which is more important.

I'll mainly be doing green laning, so I suppose it depends on if there's a vehicle in front or behind me due to the narrowness of the lanes.

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12 Jan 2018 13:17 #188305 by 11/60
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My view would be that its easier to select your position in a convoy based on the location of your recovery points than it is to second guess which end s best fit recovery points to first. That said I would do the rear first if you don't have a tow bar.

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12 Jan 2018 17:10 #188306 by Busta
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Whilst I agree with 11/60, I would say front. Although the factory tie down points aren't massively strong, a rear recovery is likely to be more gentle and therefore if your are sympathetic (use a long bridle to spread the load between both sides, don't snatch etc.) you can use the tie down points. Pulling forwards normally means pulling through the obstacle you are stuck against, requiring more force which will require a stronger fixing e.g. proper recovery points.

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12 Jan 2018 18:04 #188308 by Dancasey
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What about the axles? I was stuck once and some guy recovered me by tying a strap around my rear axle. Albeit I wasn't bogged deep. Is this a dangerous thing to do?

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12 Jan 2018 19:02 - 12 Jan 2018 19:02 #188309 by Venter
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pm'd you Dancasey
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12 Jan 2018 19:29 #188310 by Daniel30
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I think a few people have Installed recovery straps on the rear that are not very expensive

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12 Jan 2018 19:39 #188311 by 1066Boy
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Daniel30 wrote: I think a few people have Installed recovery straps on the rear that are not very expensive


Yes but only if you have a good mounting point, ie towbar. :)


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12 Jan 2018 21:17 #188314 by 11/60
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I would be in constant fear of snagging that loop on something and either coming to a sudden stop or ripping the bolts out.

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12 Jan 2018 22:36 #188318 by Cameronmike
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got some new unused jimnybits front recovery points for sale, give us a shout if they'd be any good, looking for about £55 with postage.

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13 Jan 2018 08:59 #188323 by 1066Boy
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11/60 wrote: I would be in constant fear of snagging that loop on something and either coming to a sudden stop or ripping the bolts out.


Its a soft loop and mounted so it can swing so it just moves about rather than catching on stuff. Most of my offroad is in woodland and its
never hooked on anything so far. It can be folded up out the way until you need it but I have not bothered so far. :)

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13 Jan 2018 10:10 #188326 by Dancasey
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Cool idea with the loop, you say you need a towbar fitted for it? Is it easy to do?

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13 Jan 2018 10:38 #188332 by 1066Boy
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It don't have to be the towbar but it must be bolted to something well secured or you will just rip it off. My towbar was already fitted so it made sense to use it as a mounting point. Its got a washer either side and held on with a nylock nut so its secure but not bomb tight to allow it to pivot when needed. The "Luke" loops as fitted by the boy racers to the front of there cars are around £15. :)

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