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Default Recovery Points Solutions that are not a full bumper?

Before I can try this WJ out further, even exploring some forest roads, it needs recovery points.

Managed to get a OEM receiver hitch from the pull-a-part, but the OEM front tow hooks are hard to find, and from the little I have read, not that stout.

Anybody got some decent ideas, DIY or aftermarket? A bumper may or may not be in my future, but everything needs recovery points.
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Default Re: Recovery Points Solutions that are not a full bumper?

Check out Farmer Johnsons Offroad.. There is another one too, but can't find it right now, will keep looking though...
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Check out Farmer Johnsons Offroad.. There is another one too, but can't find it right now, will keep looking though...
That looks like a solid solution.

I managed to snag a good header panel from the pull-a-part also, so when I go to install that, I 'll check out the unibody "frame" tubes against how those appear to mount.

Today, I found this offering http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-wj-...late-1064.html from Rough Country that seems intriguing, but I would be happier if Mark at Detours offered something.
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Default Re: Recovery Points Solutions that are not a full bumper?

[ame]https://youtu.be/WP7F7PQb454[/ame]

Not too sure about this one, I think that metal plate might need to be longer with more attachments in the back.
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Default Re: Recovery Points Solutions that are not a full bumper?

Still looking for a recovery point solution for the front...

This guy has a couple of clean solutions....

http://www.hkoffroad.com/

This drew my attention first....

http://www.hkoffroad.com/products/wj...s-1999-to-2004
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Default Re: Recovery Points Solutions that are not a full bumper?

The hidden winch bumper looks real clean, but the other one that allows a little access to the line is the one I would want. Get a line pinched and you need access to it or you won't be able to spool it out
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The hidden winch bumper looks real clean, but the other one that allows a little access to the line is the one I would want. Get a line pinched and you need access to it or you won't be able to spool it out
You are right, but as I found when I was hammering out the front end sheet metal , the bumper cover is really just that....a cover.

Some have cut it carefully to allow more access to the hidden winch. It's just hard to swing 1200 for a bumper in order to have a self-recovery solution, that's over half the I paid to drive the WJ home. But if I win the lottery, I'll get the full bumper, Dynatrac axles, ARB lockers, a Premier Power Welder, a full Viair system, a 4BT conversion and spare JKU to use if something on the WJ breaks...

I love the Detours Backbone on the XJ, but Mark does not offer similar for the WJ, and everything else makes the front over-hang worse. Maybe I am asking too much.
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Default Re: Recovery Points Solutions that are not a full bumper?

WJlizard on Jeep Cherokee Forum has a nicely set up WJ on 35s with flares and nice bumpers
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