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    Wow, looks like the hook has had a hard life too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benno7 View Post
    This is off a mates GQ. The dent it put in the back off the ute (steel tray) was Insane.
    So for the people out there who still use these STD hooks PLEASE REMOVE THEM BEFORE ANYONE GETS INJURED OR KILLED.

    I have said it before and say again in capitals: NO MATTER WHAT RECOVERY POINT YOU HAVE, REMEMBER TO CHECK IT AS SOON AS YOU GET HOME AFTER USING IT!!! Look for loose bolts, worn parts, twisted/bent parts.


    This hook above has not been checked before its use. Take a look at the elongated hole, and the amount of rust would easily hide a Fatige crack. I believe this hook took a lot of abuse before breaking. ANY Recovery Point WILL eventually FAIL after much abuse and lack of observation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Benno7 View Post
    Also to add a little to this the standard tow hooks and loop should never be used as a recovery point (NO MATTER HOW STRONG THEY LOOK)
    After market RATED recovery points should the first thing you fit to your patrol before going offroad.

    Hey Benno.

    Sorry if this is a dumb question but I am new to 4wding. So I have been using the a rear recovery point that slots into the tow bar as in the pic to get towed out backwards. what do I hook up too at the front of my car that can be used as a recovery point? seeing as I shouldn't be using the front tow point

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    Tyre safety hint. This is just amazing stuff. http://www.outbacktravelaustralia.co...-mounted-tyres
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    Have a look at these blokes and learn how not to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOijNxcSiVs
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