JB74 Rear Tow Bar vs Rear Recovery Points
It's the internal debate that I've been having for a while now: Do I use a towbar or rear recovery points on the back of my Jimny.
A towbar means I can tow a trailer if I need to, and it's a nice solid bar across the back of my Jimny for any tricky rear departure angles that I face when in the wild wilderness.
Rear recovery points are advantageous because they're super light and are nicely tucked out of the way.
It's a tough call.
I've had my Jimny about 6 months now, and I've never felt the urge to tow a trailer. To be fair, nor have I needed to tow anyone out of a hole!
At 13kg, I've now removed the towbar that I've had for so long and replaced it with dedicated recovery points.
These rear recovery points bolt to rear chassis rail with large HT bolts, and also clamp to the original tie-down points for some added strength. I'm keen to tie my tow rope to a tree to make sure these can take a real tough pull, watch this space!