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Does anyone know what my options are for a rear recovery point on a S10 ZR2?

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Your best option is to get a receiver hitch. Other than that you dont have too mutch of a choice. Chev didn't allow for a whole lot of options on the rear. If you want you can also try to find a trailer ball that will fit in the rear bumper, but it could still slip pretty easy.

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I would not recommend using a trailer ball, guaranteed to rip your rear bumper off. Your best bet is to get a trailer hitch and a shackle.

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Originally posted by KelownaZR2:
. If you want you can also try to find a trailer ball that will fit in the rear bumper, but it could still slip pretty easy.

NONONONO!! This is asking for an accident to happen, i cant remeber the site but there is a pic of a trailer ball snapping off and flying through some guy's front window when they used it for a tow point. Bad idea, not my idea of a fun way to die. You could look at getting a custom bumper made up which incorporates rear towpoints. Im sure lots of the guys on this board could do that for you

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I did some research and here is what I came up with that would work on my truck.

Going to look at getting a class III 2" Hitch Reciever and I found a local company that sells a Clevis type attachment for that type of hitch that is rated at 4 tons.

Please provide input thanks.

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Sounds quite similar to my set up. Only thing is, I have a custom made shackle that slides into the hitch.

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Originally posted by ZR2Styln:
I did some research and here is what I came up with that would work on my truck.

Going to look at getting a class III 2" Hitch Reciever and I found a local company that sells a Clevis type attachment for that type of hitch that is rated at 4 tons.

Please provide input thanks.

Perfect. Look for a hitch that uses as many bolts as possible. The stronger the better

Avoid "universal fit" hitches.


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Originally posted by ZR2Styln:
I found a local company that sells a Clevis type attachment for that type of hitch that is rated at 4 tons.
What is the company that sells the Clevis attachment for the 2" reviever? I have been looking for one.



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Originally posted by Chris S:
Perfect. Look for a hitch that uses as many bolts as possible. The stronger the better

Avoid "universal fit" hitches.


Probably going to go with Durahitch. It's class III and it's rated at 5000lbs where as most are rated 3500lbs.

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A couple of things:

A trailer ball is NOT a recovery point. If that was the only attachment you had, I would refuse to recover you. Not worth my life or damage to my truck.

Doug at TrailMax is currently recovering from a dirt bike accident, and will be unable to do anything for a while; he has a broken arm and two broken wrists. http://media-north.com/4wd/dougwrist.jpg


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Originally posted by Greg:
A couple of things:

A trailer ball is NOT a recovery point. If that was the only attachment you had, I would refuse to recover you. Not worth my life or damage to my truck.

Doug at TrailMax is currently recovering from a dirt bike accident, and will be unable to do anything for a while; he has a broken arm and two broken wrists. http://media-north.com/4wd/dougwrist.jpg


Wasn't planning on using a trailer ball as recovery point.

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Any chance Doug had some extra rock sliders in stock? Or does he only make them if he gets a order. I really need some rock sliders like the ones on your truck Ryan. Do they offer good protection for the doors as well?
 

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ewwwww, I would chew my arm off before I let some doctor screw a stainless steel wrist bone into my arm! that has GOT to suck.

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This is what I am looking for, does anyone have any input on this company? I am looking for rock sliders and bumpers and this looks pretty good, sorry to hear about the crash though. Any other sites (locally) for this type of equipment?


Originally posted by ZR2Styln:
Here's the link I found it at.
http://www.trailmax4wd.com/

It's a local company.


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