HOW TO: Install front D-Rings

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  1. Bennett

    Bennett Active Member Administrator

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    Pick up a couple of trailer hitch bars. I found these for $1 because the hole for the pin was the wrong size and the store wanted to get rid of them.
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    Remove the front bumper and then remove the access cap for the bolts.
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    Mark and drill the mounting holes. You may need to open the hole for the D-ring slightly.
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    Pick up some strong bolts. Note longer, stronger and thicker 1/2"
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    Reinstall the bumper. A bit of cutting will be necessary
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    Thats it.....
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    Match the rear one also \\:D/
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    TRAILN
     
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    Any way we can get an update on those dead photos?
     
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    Still holding up great. Strong as hell and looks unique. Two thumbs up
     
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    Well, I meant new photos. I wanted to do this on mine, but half the photos are dead. Thanks for the update though. Gives me more reason to do it. O:)
     
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    A lot of them I took off the server and have no idea now, sorry.
     
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    Bennett Active Member Administrator

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    If you have the pics, trailn i can host them for you.

    Just send them to [email protected]

    Bennett
     
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    Thanks Bennett
    I'll see if I can find them. They were on my old PC, I know I saved them its just a matter of finding them
     
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    Any updates on those dead pics? I would like to try that. Need some sort of recovery up front.
     
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    Dave Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Wow Bennett....Those look awsome.....I'm jelous. All I have is the OEM towhooks up front.
     
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    That looks really cool. Update dead pics!!!!
     
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    what kinda tow arms are those? i want to do this mod to my 05 renegade, but i do not want to cut the fascia crap.
     
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    they're 1" (class II ?) arms with a 3.5 inch drop. The drop is what makes then come out the hole instead of cutting.

    I have a few more of those shackles if you are interested in em. PM me.
     
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    where did you get the shackles?
     
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    little industrial supply place near my house.
     
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    I like it. I would do it if I didnt have the mopar brush guard
     
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    i really wanna do that, did you just bolt those trailer hitch bars to the frame?
     
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    yup. drilled a couple holes through each so they line up with the holes in the frame where you mount the stock tow hooks. Then just bolt them up.
     
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    how the frick did you drill through that super thick tow hitch? ive been looking for a D-ring place but no luck so far =(
     
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    REALLY big drill press and lots of cutting oil/time