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I've made a new L bracket with shackle to replace the factory recovery/tow hook on the front of my truck and being picky about how things are assembled I'd like to have it bolted to the frame with the same torque specs as factory. Now for the life of me I cant seem to find what that torque spec is. I've looked through both of my repair manuals for it with no luck. I could be blind but whatever. I did seem to find one site that listed 86 ft/lbs for the two bolts, does this seem right? (I don't remember where I found that number but it could have been for an Xterra or a Titan.)
 

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Couldn't decide if this should go here or not but here goes:

I've made a new L bracket with shackle to replace the factory recovery/tow hook on the front of my truck and being picky about how things are assembled I'd like to have it bolted to the frame with the same torque specs as factory. Now for the life of me I cant seem to find what that torque spec is. I've looked through both of my repair manuals for it with no luck. I could be blind but whatever. I did seem to find one site that listed 86 ft/lbs for the two bolts, does this seem right? (I don't remember where I found that number but it could have been for an Xterra or a Titan.)
Let's see that L bracket
 

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Here's what they look like. I copied RONSFOLLY's model from his thread found here with a little help from my father. His welds are a lot better then mine. All in all total cost for me was a little over $30. And that was $22 and some change for the raw steel and $10 in new bolts to the frame. I've got two 3/4" shackles from my work with only one of them ever being used. And that was for a pull test that got no where near their working load limit of 6.5 tons.

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Thanks for that table. I actually found a metric table on Bolt Depot's site. I've also found a couple of other tables here and here. However the last table seems to differ a little more conservatively then the other two.

Edit: I don't know why those pictures rotated. And ignore my messy desk.
 

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Nice. Do you have a pair of those?

Messy desk, you should see mine.

Last week I was out wheeling and my buddy buried his truck in the bogg. Not wanting to venture too far into it, we enchained 3 tow straps. We each only have one big strap, so we dig out an old one. Must have been this 1-3/4" 2160 lb cap strap. Said to have a breaking strength of 6500lbs. I give him a jerk and the strap breaks and comes flying back at me. Luckily the hook stayed with the strap on his end, it the strap lost energy quickly and didn't make it very far.

I have 2 front tow hooks. The factory one and a 2nd factory hook mounted backwards on the other side. I used the regular factory mount. Drove further into the bog. Jack up the rear of the truck on a piece of firewood, so the wheels came out of their holes, and bumped him off the jack.
 
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