Hooks on Challenger - follow-up

Submitted: Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 13:07
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For those interested I finally got the answer from Mitsubishi regarding the rating of the factory hooks on the Challenger (ref post 20963).
Since they did not reply to my e-mail I phoned them and had to be transfered several times before getting the answer from my local diamond dealer: They are tie down points for transport and although Mitsubishi claims they are good for recovery, that means only "light" recovery like towing the vehicle. That means probably not the best option for heavy winching and certainly not OK for snatching.
Well just like I thought: the guy from my work who told me those hooks were proper rated rec points was full of sh#t and I'm glad I have my rated points front and back.

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Reply By: Rod W - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 13:46

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 13:46
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Reply By: Ralph2 - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 21:02

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 21:02
Slyonnet great to hear you chased it up and did'nt except the advise from the guy at your work, Advise from people that realy don't know on saftey matters like this one can get people killed.
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Reply By: Bitsumishin - Mike (WA) - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 22:24

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 22:24
Slyonnet, I just had to look at the welds on the hooks to decide they weren't going to be trusted. I had opp Lock fit a proper recovery hook to the front of my Challenger. $60- from memory but for someone like me without any suitable tools to do the job it was worth every cent.
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