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2015 PRO-4X - keeping stock front & rear bumpers for now - would like to add rear recovery points in stock bumper similar to photo posted. If I were 100% honest - I'd say they are 90% for looks - I don't plan on any serious off road activities - but, I will be in places that IF I need them - like to have them.

EVERY fabricator/place I've found that has made them is either: Out of business, 6-12 months behind, or just doesn't make them anymore. I'd like to do two points on the rear bumper - at least one up front.

Looking for guidance - thoughts - links - direction - help of any kind. I'm an X-Newb - had it for about two months - but, collarbone surgery (MTB crash) right after I got it - so, haven't spent much/enough time with it yet.

Looks like Nisstec (where I got my lift) has bolt-ons for the front - any experience with those?

Tell me what I need to know wise-ones.

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2015 PRO-4X - keeping stock front & rear bumpers for now - would like to add rear recovery points in stock bumper similar to photo posted. If I were 100% honest - I'd say they are 90% for looks - I don't plan on any serious off road activities - but, I will be in places that IF I need them - like to have them.

EVERY fabricator/place I've found that has made them is either: Out of business, 6-12 months behind, or just doesn't make them anymore. I'd like to do two points on the rear bumper - at least one up front.

Looking for guidance - thoughts - links - direction - help of any kind. I'm an X-Newb - had it for about two months - but, collarbone surgery (MTB crash) right after I got it - so, haven't spent much/enough time with it yet.

Looks like Nisstec (where I got my lift) has bolt-ons for the front - any experience with those?

Tell me what I need to know wise-ones.

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You can buy a trailer hitch recovery point that can get you by in the mean time. Or use a rated hitch pin through the end of a strap.

For the fronts, I've read the recovery points from nisstec do not work with aftermarket radiator skid plates. Since I tore my OEM skid plate out wheeling I wanted to replace that one with something stronger. But I also want to have a recover point up front and not just the tow point.

I'd love to hear from more knowledgeable people about front recovery points and options available.

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If you may ever want to tow anything, just get a trailer hitch and use something like what @Just a Hunter posted.

I would personally take the utility of being able to tow a trailer rather than some offroading jewelry, but it's up to you how you will realistically use your vehicle.
 

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We must all evaluate our own needs.
In my case, this was the simplest answer

Ha! Great advice - about 6 seconds after I found out it was hitch or bolt-on recovery points - I ordered this one:
 

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If you may ever want to tow anything, just get a trailer hitch and use something like what @Just a Hunter posted.

I would personally take the utility of being able to tow a trailer rather than some offroading jewelry, but it's up to you how you will realistically use your vehicle.
You're totally spot-on. I'll probably be the occasional-tower - but, my hitch-mount bike carrier is a MUST. Until I get an aftermarket bumper - the hitch receiver/jewelry will suffice! (I'm stealing 'offroading jewelry') ;-)
 
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