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Old 02-10-2015, 05:24 PM   #1
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Anyone use the D-ring shackle mounts on a Poison Spyder bumper?

I currently tow my jeep on a car hauler but feel there may be times that I can flat tow (not doing serious offroading). I have a Poison Spyder Brawler Light front bumper with the integrated D-Ring/shackle mounts. I have seen that some people here have other bumpers but I'd like to hear from people that tow a Jeep JK using the D-Ring/shackle mounts on a Poison Spyder Brawler Light and if you've had any problems.
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Give them a call.
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Unless they put it in writing I wouldn't do it.
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Unless they put it in writing I wouldn't do it.
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We toaded my sons jeep from NH to AK last year. Made the trip, but broke off the bracket from the bumper in AK as we were pulling into a CG doing about 5 mph.
Would not try that again.
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We toaded my sons jeep from NH to AK last year. Made the trip, but broke off the bracket from the bumper in AK as we were pulling into a CG doing about 5 mph.
Would not try that again.
Really?...was it a Poison Spyder bumper with the 1" tab?
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I have been happily towing my JK with Blue Ox connectors on my Smittybilt bumper with no problems. I started with a gasser (in the pictures) and am now towing it with our DP. It's a different brand bumper, so treat the information accordingly.

Note that I had to also purchase a Blue Ox riser to keep the tow bar level with the bumper connection points.
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Very clean setup Statgeek!.... That's the setup I am looking to have.
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Yes it was, the weld let go on the ear.
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Thanks. It's a great setup. I barely have to bend over to connect it too!
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Thanks. It's a great setup. I barely have to bend over to connect it too!

Since you use the shackles for the toe bar, where do you connect the safety lines to?
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Blue Ox makes bolt on brackets that you can use instead of the D ring lugs. I used the D ring lugs on a previous Jeep. Current Jeep I use the Blue Ox bolt on brackets. Both work well, but now I don't have to remove and replace the D rings themselves (not a biggie I know, but one less thing to do).
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Since you use the shackles for the toe bar, where do you connect the safety lines to?

Initially I would crawl underneath and connect them to sections of frame that happened to have appropriate size holes..but that got real old quick in the rain. So I have since drilled out two of the square holes in the bumper that connect to the frame and bolted two over size eye bolts that I now connect to. The eye bolts go through the SmittyBilt bumper and the factory bumper so it's connected to both.

So... If my factory bumper AND the after market number BOTH get ripped off, then I will loose the jeep. It would take the force of Godzilla to make that happen.

Keep in mind that the blueox or other base plates bolt onto your frame, and serve as the primary and chain-back-up connection points. So if that comes loose, you have no connection to your toad. But again, Godzilla would need to be yanking on it!
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I also use the Blue Ox brackets to the Smittybilt bumper D Rings. I ran a heavy chain through the factory frame tube just behind the bumper and attach my safety cables to each end. I would call your bumper mfg to see what they say.
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