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I currently do not own a tow strap. Does anyone have a tow strap they can bring to the meet so we can pull out Jon when he gets stuck? We need to plan ahead so he doesnt get left behind.
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Price of Spindle Lift?

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Bryan (Shalafia) has some.... he finally got to use them at the daytona meet to pull JWlls out lol
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damn, yall are harsh!
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Do you think his front bar is strong enough to pull him out with? I guess you could pull from behind off his tow bar.
Who is going behind him on the trail and will they be carrying a dust pan to collect those neons?
Make sure you do a truck count before you leave the wheeling site so you don't leave him behind.

sorry Jon,,, this is just too easy :badgrin:
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Actually, if he doesn't have tow hooks it's a problem. That front bar is NOT strong enough to use as a tow point, I'm certain. If he has a rear receiver hitch you can pull him backwards.

Without a good attachment point I wouldn't do anything too "daring" your first time out, and I would plan to obtain some factory tow hooks to mount on your vehicle for future events.
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I've heard you can wrap a tow strap around the rear axle, or through the lower a-arm in the front suspension to tow or be towed... Can anyone verify that these are good enough attachment points?
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I dont have tow hooks nor a tralior hitch! I guess im screwed if I get stuck!
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hmmmm.... I knew you pulled a jet ski, but I see now that you use the bumper hitch.


Do not use the lower control arm if you need to pull from the front.
Get the loop through a frame opening or use a dreaded hook style to get through a hole in the frame.
If using your axle to pull from the rear, loop the strap closer to the middle near the pumpkin to spread the load, pull straighter, and help prevent any reverse axle wrap on the leaf spring or pulling out of alignment.
You can be pulled by your hitch, but do not exceed in force the weight rating of the bumper hitch.

Jon - in all seriousness you are better off to just stick to trail riding and not try to go off road, and there is a difference.
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I don't have tow hooks our a hitch either, we can be screwed together!
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The Safari bar might be the only way. I do have a strap from my emergency kit, but dunno if it's strong enough lol.
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