GENERAL FITTING INSTRUCTIONS & SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR USE OF TOW POINTS
Where possible we maintain a list of Bull Bar fitments which can be found here.
Tow Points have been designed as matched pairs, supplied in LH/RH for vehicle specific fitment. Your purchase will include high tensile bolts, and any additional, vehicle specific mounting hardware required to ensure secure fitment to vehicles. Correct fitment of these components is critical for yours & others personal safety.
Each pair of Tow Points is supplied with vehicle specific fitment instructions. These instructions should be followed during fitment to ensure all steps are taken for correct installation, so when required, the points will be at their optimum Working Load Limit (WLL) as stamped. Tow point fitting instructions can be found here.
ALWAYS USE TOW POINTS AS A MATCHED PAIR WITH AN EQUALISING BRIDLE. Failure to use tow points correctly can result in tow point fatigue and/or bending, and will void your warranty. Never use a single point combined with a side load/pull.
The Tow Points are pretty easy to install. Check out this video of a quick installation of the RP-COL02 points to a RG Colorado. It is recommended that Tow Points are fitted by a qualified mechanic with specialist 4WD knowledge, who has an understanding of your vehicle including weights carried, the style of Bull Bar, general usage etc. as in some circumstances these Tow Points may not be suitable for your vehicle. Incorrect selection or incorrect installation is not covered by warranty.
Tow Points have been designed on vehicles without Bull Bars. In some circumstances the bull bar mounting bolts/brackets may utilise the same chassis holes that are utilised for Tow Point fitment. Most of the time, there is a fix around this – however in some instances where Bull Bars have been fitted, it precludes the opportunity to fit the Tow Points without major modifications. Where possible we maintain a list of Bull Bar fitments which can be found here.
ADDITIONALLY IF A BULL BAR IS FITTED MODIFICATIONS MIGHT BE REQUIRED TO THE BAR BRACKET AND/OR ADDITIONAL HARDWARE MIGHT BE REQUIRED (LONGER BOLTS ETC.) TO FACILITATE FITMENT. AS THERE ARE SO MANY COMBINATIONS AND POTENTIAL BAR MODEL COMBINATIONS WE ARE UNABLE TO INCLUDE EVERY POTENTIAL BOLT REQUIRED IN THE KIT – this would make the kits ridiculously expensive. WE HAVE SUPPLIED THE KITS WITH THE BOLT OPTIONS IDENTIFIED TO SUIT THE MAJORITY OF APPLICATIONS. UNFORTUNATELY IF YOUR VEHICLE/BAR/TOW POINT COMBINATION FALLS OUTSIDE OF THOSE APPLICATIONS YOU WILL HAVE TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL BOLTS (FROM A LOCAL BOLT BARN OR SIMILAR) TO SUIT YOUR REQUIRED APPLICATION. WE RECOMMEND GRADE 8.8 OR HIGHER, AND TIGHTENING TO APPROPRIATE BOLT TORQUE SPECS.
It is the Tow Points themselves as supplied that have been tested to the WLL advised. It is at the vehicle owners discretion for fitment, ensuring that the chassis is adequately designed, constructed and/or rated to suit this application.
These Tow Points have been designed and tested for straight line pull. The Tow Points have not been tested for lifting purposes & should not be used for lifting, the forces applied differ between lifting and straight line pull type recoveries. Roadsafe Tow Points are FEA Tested during design and Destruction tested during development to establish Working Load Limits.