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Hi guys,

My rear bar has a tow hitch installed that I would rather not have to swap out for the recovery hitch. I'm wondering if I used something like what I've linked below, would I be able to safely recover / snatch off of it?


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Obviously it is stronger than the factory loop but it concerns me that Superior aren't committed enough to call it a recovery point, still only calling it a towing point and it pulls from the middle of that crossmember as it's only strength.

The recovery hitch fitting in the towbar is at least pulling by spreading it's load into both chassis rails and is at a lower height more consistent with the height of the connection to a recovering vehicle. What is so hard or time consuming with pulling the pin from the hitch receiver and swapping the recovery hitch in if you've been towing or if you are going wheeling only and not towing just put the recovery hitch in before you leave home.

Personally I prefer the towbar hitch and when I had a wagon always thought the tow loop was a pain in the butt in the middle of the step so it was one of the first things I tossed in the "save to put back on when I sell the vehicle" bucket whenever I got a new Patrol.
 

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I wouldn't use that point for snatches. It bolts through the bumper to the chassis cross member but that is nowhere near as strong as a typical towbar. If it gets bent it is not just a matter of unbolting it and putting it in a press or just replacing it. The cross member is a welded part of the chassis and would be a royal pain to repair.
 

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What is so hard or time consuming with pulling the pin from the hitch receiver and swapping the recovery hitch in if you've been towing or if you are going wheeling only and not towing just put the recovery hitch in before you leave home.
Nothing at all, sounds like it's really the only way to go! I would love to have a point that was truly strong enough to use so you could just have 2 points and do no work but it sounds like that top piece is a no go.

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Agree with the guys would never use it as a snatch point, I have a unit that fits into the tow bar point with a 10Tonne shackle on it, stays in a bag in the draws till needed.
 

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Some of the GCC spec vehicles have a towing pintle attached in that spot. It's a good point for towing, but I wouldn't use it for recovery, at least not in isolation.

Also, I bought one of the hitch insert thingy's from Aldi for ~$30 a few years ago. The superior stuff is good, but it comes at a price. I wouldn't pay $110 for that.
 

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Nothing at all, sounds like it's really the only way to go! I would love to have a point that was truly strong enough to use so you could just have 2 points and do no work but it sounds like that top piece is a no go.

Thanks for the help!
Don鈥檛 put the snatch strap over the towball. This is what most carry.
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