How come the rear bumper shackle mounts are MUCH thicker than the front?
Not that anyone has pulled them out yet but I would think that the mount in front would fail before a good Grand 80 rated shackle would...
Looks mostly, and that it is a std. part used in lots of our products.
The one on the front bumper is made from 1/2" plate. It's about 8" long on the inside of the bumper. It stiffens the entire bumper and spreads the load when recovering. Making one this tall out of 1" would be too much weight.... they would probably weigh 12 lbs each.
If we used the shorter tab we use in the rear, you'd bulge the face of the bumper if you yanked hard enough on it.