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Old 03-19-2014, 01:25 AM
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Well I can back up Bobs comments - my Chief bits arrived today and seem to be great quality, nice packaging too. The recovery hook is very heavy and solid and the bash plate is a work of art - too good to scratch. Ill fit them up on the weekend.

Very happy - well done Bill!
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:32 AM
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The sachet of anti-seize is also a nice touch (also included with the hooks). However, I would prefer loctite rather than anti-seize. I'm more concerned with nuts coming off when they shouldn’t than not coming off when they should but that's just me.
Will wonders never cease with Chief Products? In this quote from my post above, I query the use of anti-seize as supplied and suggest loctite might be better. The hardware that came with the hooks has nuts and bolts and what seem to be plain washers. In the instructions it refers to Nord-Lock washers. I didn't get any lock washers... or so I thought. It turns out that these plain looking washers are actually pretty sophisticated stuff. Check out this video on Nord-Lock washers . I think I'll be using the anti-seize after all. Top marks Chief!
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I did the same thing a few days ago BobT and googled the nord lock washer. They are very clever.
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Will wonders never cease with Chief Products? In this quote from my post above, I query the use of anti-seize as supplied and suggest loctite might be better. The hardware that came with the hooks has nuts and bolts and what seem to be plain washers. In the instructions it refers to Nord-Lock washers. I didn't get any lock washers... or so I thought. It turns out that these plain looking washers are actually pretty sophisticated stuff. Check out this video on Nord-Lock washers . I think I'll be using the anti-seize after all. Top marks Chief!
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Cheif recovery point and bash plate fitted up today, took about 2.5 hrs and easy job. Fits beautifully. Ill post some photos later. And no blood.
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Which one of you kind gentlemen would be willing to sell me their old Mopar recovery hook?
I only need the hook, no bracket. I already have a bracket from my existing hook that isn't used due to the nudge bar brackets.
I have the Mopar nudge bar, and chiefs hooks won't fit. I was going to get Yodas old 2011 hooks and have a bracket manufactured to fit my nudge bar bracket, but I have no time at the moment.
The Mopar hook should just bolt straight on my existing nudge bar bracket.
I have a trip to Fraser Island planned so an extra hook would be nice to have.
However $$$ are tight with an 11week old baby, so be gentle!
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Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

pffft

I have castle nuts on my outboard boat motors for the past 40 years

funnily, not a single prop has fallen off

and seeing that props spin like mother ******, and you use them in forward and reverse, what an unsurprise

Likewise, nyloc nuts also work

the key difference is if we look at compression, then yes, maybe they loosen BUT really loosen and rattle . . . hmmm

I love anything that improves but . . . . nordloc, not so convinced at the marketing
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I hear ya, but in this case the bolts go into encapsulated nuts in the frame. So no option for castle nuts or such. The nordloc are a very elegant solution in this application.
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A few photos of the recovery hook installed.
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