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    This is the rear bumper that I have. After reading online last night I am begining to wonder if this is strong enough for recovery? I replaced all mounting bolts with grade 8.
    Includes a class II receiver hitch with 250 lb. tongue weight. Keep in mind your Jeep is only built to tow 1,500 lbs.
    http://www.4wd.com/catalog/products/large/15312.jpg

  • #2
    I have the or-fab bumper that they ripped the design from; (they look identical except for the style of the reciever, but the or-fab came out first by a long shot). I have used it as a recovery point many, many times with no give at all.

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    • #3
      Thanks, that is what I needed to hear. I was just second guessing myself about the bumper.

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      • #4
        Throw a reciever hitch in it and thats all you should need.

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        • #5
          Tow rating also figures in brakes and suspension, not just how strong the hitch is. I think you should be fine.

          High5

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          • #6
            And tongue weight represents how much downward pressure you can take at the rear bumper/hitch. The Jeep is only supposed to have a max 300# tongue weight... otherwise, your front wheels will end up dangling in the air.

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            • #7
              nice set up looks good.

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              • #8
                Buy one of these for it... HERE

                http://www.4wd.com/catalog/products/large/29312.jpg

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                • #9
                  the same bumper we have, pulled the **** out of it, no problems yet...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Piginajeep
                    the same bumper we have, pulled the **** out of it, no problems yet...
                    Thats what I like to hear, real world experience.

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                    • #11
                      we just have the hook in it and used tow straps, Ive pulled trees bushes, old cars, cement ponds... i think you would break bolts before the bumper

                      http://www.4wd.com/catalog/products/...omktowh-OL.jpg
                      Last edited by Piginajeep; 05-18-2006, 07:00 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Somebody stole my warn reciever shakle thing, so I just wrap the rope around the bumper itself; either of the center two "sections" work great for mine. I have since bought a locking hitch pin and that works well two when the other method isn't practical for whatever reason. I'd like another warn shackle, but it honestly isn't worth $30 or so because I get along fine without it.

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                        • #13
                          I am up in the air about the receiver hook or the warn one, but I can't see spending $40 when I have seen other ones for $25.

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                          • #14
                            i got the receiver hook for $10 on sale from 4wdh.

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                            • #15
                              So do I go with $29.99
                              http://www.4wd.com/catalog/products/...BRACKET-OL.jpg


                              Or the name brand $39.50
                              http://www.4wd.com/catalog/products/large/29312.jpg

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