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Recovery points and Hi-lift jacking points

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Recovery points and Hi-lift jacking points

Postby KODA » Thu May 08, 2008 11:28 am

Hi all, I need some help regarding the following for my 04 Hilux 2.7i double-cab:

Recovery points
1) There is one hook at the front that came with the vehicle - will check but I think it's on the nudge bar. Is this strong enough or should it be replaced. If so, what type and where must it go.

2) There is no recovery point at the rear. How many should I fit and which type? The local bullbar centre said that they can make up one and attach it - will these be strong enough?


Hi-lift jacking points
1) Where on the vehicle should these be fitted?
2) Can the hi-lift jack be used to change the tyre in normal circumstances?

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Re: Recovery pointsand Hi-lift jacking points

Postby CasKru » Thu May 08, 2008 11:47 am

Recovery
1) should be okay but to be safe, post a photo so we can see how/where the hook is attached
2) At least 1 recovery point per side. The best would be to bold some steal structure of at least 6mm thick steel onto the chassis with high-grade high tensile steel bolts of at least 8.8 but preferably more. If any welding has to be done, this has to be done by professionals (I think the term is a coded welder) as normal arc welding done by an untrained person is highly dangerous

Hi-lift Jack
1) Any where on the vehicle that is sturdy enough to carry the weight of the vehicle. Most of them is place somewhere on the bull bar (depends on the bull bar of course) and at the back on any solid steel structure bolted to the chassis. The standard bumper will not do
2) A hi-lift jack can be used in any circumstances as it would be able to lift from as low as about 10 to 15 cm. The thigh with a highlift jack is that care must be taken where it is mounted on the vehicle as it could become a very dangerous projectile in an accident

my 2 cents worth . Hope this helps
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Re: Recovery pointsand Hi-lift jacking points

Postby HiluxJunkie » Fri May 09, 2008 10:30 am

Here is what I did.

Lift points:

Got mild steel 3mm pipe from an exhaust place that is big enough to slide over the high lift jack attachment rod. Welded them onto my bullbar and to the rear pipe type towbar. Cost me R30. Or you can buy the real thing for around R400 a set of four and bolt or weld them on as well.

Tow or snatch points:

Strengened the attachment of my towbar on to the chassis by clamping it with flat bar and HT bolts. Mounted a tow hitch with the removable pin to use as snatch/ pull strap attacment.
Do not use a standard tow hitch with the ball. It might break. Always use HT bolts on all recovery attachments.

Used a 25mm holesaw and drilled two holes in the bullbar mounting plate to attach shackles for front strap attachment.
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Re: Recovery pointsand Hi-lift jacking points

Postby KODA » Fri May 09, 2008 1:27 pm

Thanks for the help guys - now I have an idea as to what I should do.
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Re: Recovery points and Hi-lift jacking points

Postby lukestrugnell » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:10 am

Doesanyone have any examples of recovery and hi-lift points on a new shape hilux(D4D).
At the moment I have a bullbar that was fitted with bakkie but nothing at the back.

Please advise as need a solution for the hi-lift.
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Re: Recovery points and Hi-lift jacking points

Postby Traveler » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:31 pm

I'd appreciate pictures of high lift points on a D4D.

What is the best possible type of recovery points that can be fitted. Not that Hilux's get stuck as much as the other kinds.
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Re: Recovery points and Hi-lift jacking points

Postby OOOOMS » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:50 pm

Here is a 3 in 1 sollution:
Hi lift jack points x4
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Recovery points x4
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Rock sliders
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....actually 4 in 1....you can using stainless steel pipes modify them to be water tanks :thumbup:
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Re: Recovery points and Hi-lift jacking points

Postby Traveler » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:16 am

So daar het jy nou beide kante uitsorteer, en nogal deeglik so. Beslis die voorbeeld wat ek sal volg.

En voor en agter?? Of trek jy met daai rock sliders of centre as die ander voertuig direk agter/voor jou is?
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Re: Recovery points and Hi-lift jacking points

Postby OOOOMS » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:46 am

Voor het die D4D punte :thumbup:

Agter het jy 'n bietjie van 'n probleem. Toe sit ek net 'n intergrated bumper op :thumbup: Problem solved!
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Re: Recovery points and Hi-lift jacking points

Postby Traveler » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:04 pm

Dan gaan ek netnou so bietjie daar voor loer.
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Re: Recovery points and Hi-lift jacking points

Postby Uys » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:43 pm

I like to use two tent pins to secure the highlift to the ground, the prevent the base from slipping out, specially when lifting from the side on the rock sliders.
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Re: Recovery points and Hi-lift jacking points

Postby OOOOMS » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:49 pm

Good idea, tx Uys :thumbup:
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Re: Recovery points and Hi-lift jacking points

Postby Traveler » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:38 pm

Uys wrote:I like to use two tent pins to secure the highlift to the ground, the prevent the base from slipping out, specially when lifting from the side on the rock sliders.


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Re: Recovery points and Hi-lift jacking points

Postby oliverpage » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:13 pm

Hi gents
Does anyone know if the standard welded anchor points on the front of a Hilux Vigo D4D are ok for a snatch recovery? They are welded but are done by Toyota and there isn't any good place to mount recovery hooks.
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Re: Recovery points and Hi-lift jacking points

Postby ThysdJ » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:16 pm

Oliver I would be very careful with those points if I was you. The ones facing downwards are lashing hooks only, to lash the vehicle to a low-bed. The others are towing hooks. In case of emergency you could use them as recovery points, but apply lots and lots of lanyards and be very careful with snatching. :think: :think:
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Re: Recovery points and Hi-lift jacking points

Postby oliverpage » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:45 pm

Thanks Thys. I have read warnings about this before but I'm still left with the question of where to attach to the front of a Vigo.
I'm having proper rated recovery hooks installed by 4x4 megaworld in Rustenburg and between us we agree there isn't a really appropriate place to bolt the on without some sort of obstruction or not being able to get the nuts onto the bolts.
The back is easy so I was hoping someone might have installed front hooks before or have another idea of how to place safe snatch recovey points in front. It must have been done before. Even with an Onca steel bumper there aren't any good options.
Any advice from anyone would be most appreciated.
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Re: Recovery points and Hi-lift jacking points

Postby ThysdJ » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:45 am

Oliver post some pictures of your setup, or is it still standard? If you have an Onca bumper you could use the provided that the bumper is fixed to the chassis with the proper hardware...
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