What are Apex Front Recovery Points?
These are rated recovery points that are to be used in a recovery situation instead of the stock tie down hoops that are designed for transport only.
Our Apex Overland front recovery points are a 100% bolt on
No cutting. No Drilling. No welding.
Designed to allow a bow shackle, soft shackle, and even winch hooks to pass through the main eyelet.
Bolting directly to the frame in 4 locations, these recovery points are a much safer option for rigging than the factory tie down loop, which should never be used for towing or recovery of a stuck vehicle.
Allows the factory sway bar to still be used.
A single mount bolt with this recovery point has the sheer strength of just over 20,000 lbs. This recovery point is secured by 4 bolts in total. AKA, super strong and rated for more than most recovery straps and ropes.
Side braces are MIG welded to the main body and the whole assembly is powder-coated safety red for a long lasting and easily identifiable recovery point.
All necessary Grade 8.8 Hardware is included with each pair of recovery points.
Pair, Driver and Passenger Included
Made in the USA
2003-2009 4Runner & 2010-2022 4Runner
2007-2014 FJ Cruiser
KDSS Version: 2010+ 4Runner with KDSS, GX470, and GX460 (some minor drilling required for installation)
Not compatible with most aftermarket front bumpers including full and semi styles.
Why not use the factory tie down hoops (emergency towing eyelets)?
**always refer to your vehicle’s owners manual for specifications on your vehicle
Not rated or strong enough to be used for pulling, snatching, or recovery
Typically only to be used when transporting the vehicle from the manufacturer on a ship, truck, trailer, etc.
It is uncommon that a manufacturer will rate these hoops as a recovery point.
Some user manuals state that you may only use the tie downs in emergency situations on hard surfaced roads for short distances at low speeds.
User manuals also caution against tightening down too much on these because it will damage the vehicle. So imagine the force of a recovery! Sometimes 2-3 times the vehicle’s GVWR.
Take note of the following on our demonstration frame:
Crush points, that allow the bumper to crush in an accident
Tie down hoops are mounted on the bottom of the thin radiator support beam
Our recovery points are secured to the frame in a location away from these weak points.
Apex Overland Front Recovery points have been designed, and tested to safely cope with the stresses created during recovery.