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  • 1989 NF SWB recovery points

    Hi
    from everything I've been able to find on the web both the front hook and rear d-ring (attached to the tow bar and in turn attached to the rear tubular cross beam) are for towing only and not snatching. Can anybody post photos and description of the procedure for fitting rated tow hooks to this model Pajero with rear leaf springs. The location of the rear leaf hangers appears to prevent bolting through the chassis rail. The steering box is bolted to the front right chassis frame just above the factory fitted towing hook so this doesn't look like a suitable place. Somebody please put me out of my misery clarify the options for me!!!!

    PS. Actually, my description of the location of the steering box is wrong - it stands well back from the front of the chassis rail. I have added photos to explain the arrangement for those who do not know the vehicle.

    Can anybody comment on the towbar arrangement. Is this a heavey duty set-up? Has anybody attached a receiver-type hitch to this bar? That could be my way out for a rear recovery point if strong enough.
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    Last edited by dunk_c; 20-01-08, 10:46 AM. Reason: correction and added photos
    2006 Gen 4.1 LWB NS Pajero, manual. Bilstein Lovel 1” suspension, Dueller 697 17” tyres, Boos bash plates (3), Icom UHF with foldable roof rail mounted aerials, MM nudge bar with Stedi light bar, Rhino Rack Xtray, Kings awning, Kluger cargo barrier, custom iPad bracket, Alpine amplifier, Fosgate speakers, Titan drawers, battery system in the rear footwell, Matson BT battery monitor on starter battery, TP-13 TPMS. Mostly a commuter but ready to go for most adventures

  • #2
    I am using the same model. I reinforced my front ring with additional plate onto the original one. Used both from snatching and winching without any problem. Used a pintle hook for the rear where your tow bar attaches with the 4 bolts. Good for winching and snatching as well. Do not use the small D ring beside that. It will fly.

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    • #3
      Hi Lester,
      any chance of posting a picture of your strengthening work for the front tow hook. I spent the morning asking advice at 4x4 shops and at a specialist mine vehicle outfitting place and got contradicting advice regarding the strength of the tow hook. It is difficult to see how well the actual hook is welded on as the view is obscured by the covering. I'm not sure what to do regarding the front.
      As for the rear, I bought a second hand Hayman Reece-style towbar of an NH Pajero and will modify to fit my car. This will alow me to snatch from the tow hitch which everyone agrees is safe (not the ball of course).
      2006 Gen 4.1 LWB NS Pajero, manual. Bilstein Lovel 1” suspension, Dueller 697 17” tyres, Boos bash plates (3), Icom UHF with foldable roof rail mounted aerials, MM nudge bar with Stedi light bar, Rhino Rack Xtray, Kings awning, Kluger cargo barrier, custom iPad bracket, Alpine amplifier, Fosgate speakers, Titan drawers, battery system in the rear footwell, Matson BT battery monitor on starter battery, TP-13 TPMS. Mostly a commuter but ready to go for most adventures

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      • #4
        u can snatch from the front no problems at all but for ur back one get a heavy duty as u said but also to make things easier for u get a rated bow shackle (i think thats what there called) come on guys dont laugh haha anyway and u dont have to worry about anything breaking iv been useing mine to snatch others and myself with no dramas. hope this helps.
        89 LWB pajero 2.5lt DTI 2 inch suspension 2 inch body safari snorkle.

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        • #5
          I use the front drivers side hook for snatching and the rear d-hook. No problems yet but then i havnt been doing any really big snatches.
          1989 NG Turbo Diesel, ARB Bullbar, IPF 900XS Lights, 31" Cooper S/T or 33" Simex Centipedes , 2" lift front and 3" back

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          • #6
            yeah thats the way i do it and i shouldnt have a problem
            89 LWB pajero 2.5lt DTI 2 inch suspension 2 inch body safari snorkle.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dunk_c View Post
              Hi Lester,
              any chance of posting a picture of your strengthening work for the front tow hook. I spent the morning asking advice at 4x4 shops and at a specialist mine vehicle outfitting place and got contradicting advice regarding the strength of the tow hook. It is difficult to see how well the actual hook is welded on as the view is obscured by the covering. I'm not sure what to do regarding the front.
              As for the rear, I bought a second hand Hayman Reece-style towbar of an NH Pajero and will modify to fit my car. This will alow me to snatch from the tow hitch which everyone agrees is safe (not the ball of course).
              Here are some pictures
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              Last edited by lester; 22-01-08, 12:22 PM.

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              • #8
                lester u have a nice truck there just wondering what size ttres u got on and r they ur everyday ones also what sort of lift and mods??
                89 LWB pajero 2.5lt DTI 2 inch suspension 2 inch body safari snorkle.

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                • #9
                  What he said ^^ :P

                  It looks like a good set up with the rear snatch point, only problem would be towing the standard 6' x 4' box trailer
                  1989 NG Turbo Diesel, ARB Bullbar, IPF 900XS Lights, 31" Cooper S/T or 33" Simex Centipedes , 2" lift front and 3" back

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                  • #10
                    The pintle hook attachment is rated to tow as well.
                    You can purchase an attachment for the trailer that allows pretty good movement between vehicle and traier.

                    Problems are the noise as the attachments are steel on steel, and as you slow down or accelerate there is movement and noise (bang)

                    not a bad setup if your trailer is only towed by the one vehicle.
                    ML triton with some accessories
                    National E Trek Libary
                    Getting Out There

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Funky View Post
                      lester u have a nice truck there just wondering what size ttres u got on and r they ur everyday ones also what sort of lift and mods??
                      Hi there

                      Gotto rush so here's a quick one. 2" body lift, rear shackle lift, koni shocks to get the height to get the Goodyear Studded Sure Grip 280/85/16 in without any problem in extreme conditions. It's a daily with rear lockers and many more.

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                      • #12
                        this goes to Lester and dunk_c just wondering what sort of mods have you done lifts tyres etc etc
                        89 LWB pajero 2.5lt DTI 2 inch suspension 2 inch body safari snorkle.

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                        • #13
                          Hi Funky
                          bog standard at the moment (except, NArva spots, extended front diff breather, oil pressure, water temp, volts and vac gauges, rear 12 power socket). Just installed rebuilt 2.6 engine (and generally tidied up the engine bay) so am inclined to further improve the vehicle. Will install OME or Tough Dog suspension, sort out these snatching points, build roof rack or just buy Thule basket and add a home built awning (I reckon that one which pulls over the roof of the car and then extends outwards will keep the car cool as well), the Goodyear Wrangler A/Ts aren't very good so may upgrade depending on the paces we likely to visit, and probably build myself a pair of side step/sill protectors once I figure out how to attach them (maybe a home built snorkel). Just want a cheap/capable tourer (will tow trailer or camper) not a hard core rock crawling beast! I've had the car as a towing / commuter for 5 years (our third car) and never really did any off-roading. Kids are now at a good age to start camping hence the list of projects. Will join the local 4wd club as well.
                          2006 Gen 4.1 LWB NS Pajero, manual. Bilstein Lovel 1” suspension, Dueller 697 17” tyres, Boos bash plates (3), Icom UHF with foldable roof rail mounted aerials, MM nudge bar with Stedi light bar, Rhino Rack Xtray, Kings awning, Kluger cargo barrier, custom iPad bracket, Alpine amplifier, Fosgate speakers, Titan drawers, battery system in the rear footwell, Matson BT battery monitor on starter battery, TP-13 TPMS. Mostly a commuter but ready to go for most adventures

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                          • #14
                            nice man well done where abouts are you from? if in melb i got some details and info u might enjoy.
                            89 LWB pajero 2.5lt DTI 2 inch suspension 2 inch body safari snorkle.

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                            • #15
                              Ipswich, Qld. Too far to visit!
                              2006 Gen 4.1 LWB NS Pajero, manual. Bilstein Lovel 1” suspension, Dueller 697 17” tyres, Boos bash plates (3), Icom UHF with foldable roof rail mounted aerials, MM nudge bar with Stedi light bar, Rhino Rack Xtray, Kings awning, Kluger cargo barrier, custom iPad bracket, Alpine amplifier, Fosgate speakers, Titan drawers, battery system in the rear footwell, Matson BT battery monitor on starter battery, TP-13 TPMS. Mostly a commuter but ready to go for most adventures

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