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Old 07-30-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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Rear recovery points?

I just noticed that our SMB only has recovery points on the front bumper. Seems odd to me aluminess makes the mounts for the front and not the rear... maybe im just blind? What do you guys use outback?

I had a Warn 2" receiver recovery shackle in the last rig... but its only rated for 4.75 tons... so i don't feel comfortable using that on a rig this sized/weight.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:25 PM   #2
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Aluminess will provide them if you ask.

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Old 07-30-2008, 08:40 PM   #3
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Just the answer i was looking for!

So, you TIG welded them on and re-powedercoated the bumper? Also, do they send reinforcement plates of any type for the back?

thanks so much for that pic
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I ordered the van with this option. There is a plate right behind the point that ties it back to the frame.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:19 PM   #5
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Thanks Charlie, i will contact Aluminess about this. It surprises me they don't already do it, since they do it on the front already.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:40 PM   #6
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No, not tig weld. The bumpers are aluminum, remember?

Still, the hitch mount shackle seems strong enough to do nearly anything except suspending your vehicle from it....
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No, not tig weld. The bumpers are aluminum, remember?
Yeah and you can TIG weld aluminum last I checked?
http://www.artsautomotive.com/HowToWeldAluminum.htm

Most use TIG welders for aluminum and MIG welders for steel.
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I thought aluminum welding was heliarc? Maybe I got them confused.
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Heliarc IS TIG
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:42 PM   #10
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Most recovery straps can go in the class 3... shove the loop in and put your pin through, eliminating the Warn D-ring.
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