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Old 11-19-2012, 03:10 AM
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Put the hook on myself. The middle washer and nut were a bitch to get in the tiny gap between the bracket and frame but got there with the help of my trusty spanner. Now just need a towbar and some recovery gear and I'm set.




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Old 11-20-2012, 12:34 AM
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Re: $520 for a Recovery Hook

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The middle washer and nut were a bitch to get in the tiny gap between the bracket and frame
Yep!

I sticky taped the nut to a long screw driver to get it started on the bolt.

Where there is a will, there is a way.
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Re: $520 for a Recovery Hook

Hats off to those who have fitted these themselves.
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Re: $520 for a Recovery Hook

The hook that comes fitted at the back, is that a recovery hook? I know this is a silly question but how important is it to have a front and a back hook. If you are bogged in sand can't you be recovered from the back all the time.

I think I may have answered my question here but I will let you tell me.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:17 PM
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Re: $520 for a Recovery Hook

It is a tow hook. Generally most times you could be pulled out backwards. There could be a time when you are last on a narrow trail and the only access is for the vehicle in front to pull you out. It's certainly good practice to have at least 1 recovery point front and back.
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Re: $520 for a Recovery Hook

As Mendo says, it is best practice to have one at either end. There could be many situations where a recovery can only be done from one end. Could be a narrow trail, or the vehicle has ended up in an awkward position etc.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:19 PM
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I got mine in case I get bogged launching my jet ski at the lake. I'll be backed into the water with a trailer on so recovery from the front is the only option.


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Old 11-21-2012, 06:59 AM
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Yep!

I sticky taped the nut to a long screw driver to get it started on the bolt.

Where there is a will, there is a way.
I used a spanner. Made the mistake of using the closed end the first time and couldn't remove the spanner after I tightened the bolt. Swore a lot, took it off again and used the open end.

Noticed the same mounting points exist on the other side. Anyone considered approaching Best Bars about an equivalent bracket and hook for that side? 2 hooks may allow angle recoveries without tearing off the bumper.


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Re: $520 for a Recovery Hook

I've thought about approaching a custom manufacturer in Australia that does recovery points. There are a couple here like Lukey 4x4 and others (need to search them out again).

But I'm first waiting on ARB to see what they do with the bullbar before going any further. No point getting the jeep one just yet and then having to remove it again.
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Re: $520 for a Recovery Hook

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Noticed the same mounting points exist on the other side.
Me too.

I'm actually waiting for the Trailhawke special edition to be released. It has been confirmed by Jeep Aust that it will have the old style recovery hooks - so I'm keen to see how they do it and if they can be fitted to my Laredo.
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Re: $520 for a Recovery Hook

should be a free option on all oz models, how the hell do you recover, hold it from the window ??
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should be a free option on all oz models, how the hell do you recover, hold it from the window ??
Same way you do a Pathfinder, Prado, Patrol or Landcruiser ... none of them have recovery points as standard, you have to get aftermarket.

This isnt a unique problem for the GC, except for the price of the hook.
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