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Old March 17th, 2008, 01:19 PM   #1
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D-ring or hook for trailer hitch?

Does anyone make a d-ring or a hook to plug into a reciever for the rear. i have a XJ with a stock bumper so far but it has a hitch and i would rather use that then a ball on the back. suggestions? where to buy? opinions? cheap solution needed! lol thanks guys!
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Old March 17th, 2008, 01:24 PM   #2
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Warn.com will have them as well as other online off-road recovery websites. I also think TSC sells them too.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 01:26 PM   #3
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I have a trailer hitch ring that I bought and never used. Whacha give me for it??
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just use a reciever without a ball on it, and a D ring through the hole the ball would usually go
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just use a reciever without a ball on it, and a D ring through the hole the ball would usually go

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Old March 17th, 2008, 02:05 PM   #6
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Cool, thanks again for the help guys jeeperz creeperz has them for like $20 thats right around the block
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Old March 17th, 2008, 02:13 PM   #7
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just use a reciever without a ball on it, and a D ring through the hole the ball would usually go
that's what i do
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Old March 17th, 2008, 02:24 PM   #8
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stick strap in reciver hole put pin in the side all done
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Old March 17th, 2008, 02:29 PM   #9
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if you buy a receiver to put a shackle on consider the one rated for 10k . it will be solid steel or have a second tube welded inside.
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stick strap in reciver hole put pin in the side all done
no, that is extremly weak, you will break the pin
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no, that is extremly weak, you will break the pin
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ok I may be slightly confused here, because isn't it more or less the same as pulling on a hitch? I understand that the strap pulls on the middle of the pin where as the reciever pulls on the edges near the hole but most strap ends are 1.5-2" wide so won't it just pull pretty much even acrossed the whole pin?

Please school me
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Old March 17th, 2008, 04:53 PM   #13
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Does anyone make a d-ring or a hook to plug into a reciever for the rear. i have a XJ with a stock bumper so far but it has a hitch and i would rather use that then a ball on the back. suggestions? where to buy? opinions? cheap solution needed! lol thanks guys!
Dont EVER EVER pull from the ball. They will break off, and make a nice projectile.

Good call about getting a reciever+clevis
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ok I may be slightly confused here, because isn't it more or less the same as pulling on a hitch? I understand that the strap pulls on the middle of the pin where as the reciever pulls on the edges near the hole but most strap ends are 1.5-2" wide so won't it just pull pretty much even acrossed the whole pin?

Please school me
Winner winner chicken dinner although I dont have a prize for you this is a safe and widely practiced technique for extracting a stuck vehicle.

Or you could go here and buy one of these.
http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=79404
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Old March 17th, 2008, 05:54 PM   #15
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ok I may be slightly confused here, because isn't it more or less the same as pulling on a hitch? I understand that the strap pulls on the middle of the pin where as the reciever pulls on the edges near the hole but most strap ends are 1.5-2" wide so won't it just pull pretty much even acrossed the whole pin?

Please school me

It's safer then pulling with a ball, but the pin can bend when you pull on it since the force is in the middle. The pins are hardened for a shear not a bend, when you have a hitch inserted you have 2 shear points that have to fail vs the pin bending.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #16
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The pins are hardened for a shear not a bend, when you have a hitch inserted you have 2 shear points that have to fail vs the pin bending.
bingo... shear (double) vs bending
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