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Date Registered: 07-2008
Location: Brisvegas, Australia
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I'd say the silicone is used to stop rattles of the plate and the chassis. I had this for a while on my aftermarket headers, and ended up spacing the bash plate out with some thick rubber wiring grommets.

Tony, is the thick "welded looking" plate the hooks are mounted on standard, on a T31?
Or have they ben added specifically to give 2 mounting points for the hooks?

For T31 owners, an option may be to weld the same mounting block [sign in to see URL] drill laterally through the block and mount the hooks flat, with the hook outermost to the car on each side.
Solves clearance issues.

I like the bash [sign in to see URL] do the job.

And as you said, glad someone gave it a shot

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Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
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Dave,
I don't believe the T31 is like that, otherwise its an obvious choice to put some hooks.
They were definately fabricated some how.
It worrys me a little because if they were welded to the rails, that would weaken the already thin chassis rail.

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Date Registered: 08-2012
Location: Canberra, ACT
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So has there been any futher discussion or solution to getting recovery points installed on the front?

Is there a bullbar/recovery point solution found out yet?

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Date Registered: 12-2010
Location: Macquarie Fields SYDNEY
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Michael,
It seems that adding an additional recovery point to the front is to be discouraged if you read all the posts relating to same.
I have given up the idea and will rely on the front screw in eye bolt if required.
I have only had to use it once when on a forum outing (see trip report Wobeyan Caves to Jenolan Caves) and that was a winch [sign in to see URL] a snatch out which would have added further strain to the eye bolt.
Others forum members have used front eye bolt recovery succesfully.

Have travelled Fraser Island succesfully and Stockton Beach and dunes and luckily have not got bogged.

Also vehicle still under warranty so will leave things as they are.

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Date Registered: 08-2012
Location: Canberra, ACT
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Just thought i'd let everyone know that Rays Outdoors is selling [sign in to see URL] rated hitch recovery points for $40 (from $60). Also, got a [sign in to see URL] rated shackle for $13 (after 6.5% discount)... there's some [sign in to see URL] shackles for $[sign in to see URL]

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Date Registered: 01-2009
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I've discussed this with a mate of mine who modifies 4WDs for a business and we has a close look at the front of the X-Trail and in his opinion there is no where to mount anything that would handle the forces of a snatch recovery. The front eye bolt, in his opinion, should only be used as a winch recovery point and the only suitable recovery point is a hitch based recovery point.

He also made the point that the ideal recovery for a stuck X-Trail would be to pull it back to where it had traction rather than drag it further into an obstruction...

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Date Registered: 05-2013
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Well having just read all 12 pages in this thread, I'm still a little lost as to the recovery points on the T30. I'm currently waiting for my 2" strut spacers to arrive and have some better tyres organised to allow me to go offroad more effectively. However I want to make sure I can get back out of any problems. I remember reading this thread earlier this year and remembered someone mentioned ARB fitting a couple of recovery points to the front (will use the tow bar at the rear with the shackle). So I called my local ARB who informed me that they didn't have anything that can be fitted to the Xtrail to use as a front recovery points. So I've reread the thread and it looks like some replaced the standard bolts with high tensile bolts (sounds like an obviously good thing) but then iI'm still not sure that's enough to provide a safe point. Again, obviously using an equaliser strap is an important part and one I plan to use. I just would rather an aftermarket couple of front points to use that I could be assured are fine the purpose of vehicle recovery. Has anyone actually had aftermarket ones installed in the front of the T30? Or is it not possible due to the monocoque construction?

I have a few things I want to do with the car including a new cat back exhaust to get rid of the stupid rear muffler as well as relocating the towbar plug (almost ripped it off last time). If I'm going to do more offroading, I need to make sure I have a safe way to recover the car.

Thanks!

Ben

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Date Registered: 03-2012
Location: Newcastle, NSW
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Safest way to recover your car is a rear hitch-mount winch cradle. Or rated recovery block for a quick snatch out if you're with people

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Date Registered: 01-2015
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quote:

Ian Ewin wrote:

Safest way to recover your car is a rear hitch-mount winch cradle. Or rated recovery block for a quick snatch out if you're with people



Agree completely. Ordered a hitch mount cradle for the Hayman Reese towbar and Dyneema rope equipped 12000lb winch.


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Date Registered: 04-2015
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Mabey they should build them with towbars on the front, would be sorted ..... ay
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