Recovery points

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 11:13
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G'day all

I've got a '04 Triton and was wondering where some of you may have attatched front recovery points on them. It has a hook welded to the left chassis rail, but it looks mor like a transport hook, and I'm not sure it will be up to the job of snatching.

Thanks

Donks1
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Reply By: DCTriton - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 13:10

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 13:10
Welcome to the world of Mitsubishi... I have an '03 (MK) and an '08 (ML) and neither have a suitable place to mount a front recovery hook...
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Reply By: Splits - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 13:23

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 13:23
Donks

Have you looked in your owner's handbook? If it is anything like the book for my Toyota, it will have a section covering towing instructions and the towing hook will be identified.

That will be the attachment point for a snatch strap but you are right in thinking it may not be up to the job. I asked Toyota about the towing hook on mine and their reply was they do not support the use of snatch straps and their cars are not rated for them.

That could just be their way of covering themselves if something goes wrong however you don't have to look far in the archives of 4wd forums to find stories of hooks breaking and even threads being stripped off high tensile bolts.

Try contacting Mitsubishi and see what they say.

Brian
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Reply By: Brian (Montrose, Vic.) - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 22:01

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 22:01
The one on the left IS the recommended towing point, the one on the right is just a tie-down point for flat top towing.
I would speak to Mitsubishi to find out if the left hand one is ok for snatching, having said that we have used that one a couple of times to get my beast mobile before.
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Reply By: donks1 - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 11:11

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 11:11
G'day all

Just got a response from Mitsu

They say it's definitely only a transport hook and not to

use for recovery purposes

Back to the drawing board


Donks1
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Reply By: Member - Gavan F (WA) - Friday, Jan 09, 2009 at 22:07

Friday, Jan 09, 2009 at 22:07
Hi Donks

Ive got an 05 Triton and have used the front recovery point a bit . If you check out my Photos I used that point to pull me out of the mud and I had to dig in from the wheel arch to gain access for the snatch strap.

Gavan
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Follow Up By: donks1 - Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 at 09:20

Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 at 09:20
Geez Gavan

What were you doing in there ??? lol

Donks1
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