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Old 08-19-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
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Jate Ring Dimension

In answer to the question about Jate Rings - they are 85mm
between the inside faces.

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Old 08-19-2005, 08:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Jate Ring Dimension

On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:20:56 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
<beamendsltd@btconnect.com> wrote:

->In answer to the question about Jate Rings - they are 85mm
->between the inside faces.

Thanks for that, any clues where I can get some that are 93mm ?


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Old 08-19-2005, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Jate Ring Dimension

Geoff wrote:

> On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:20:56 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
> <beamendsltd@btconnect.com> wrote:
>
> ->In answer to the question about Jate Rings - they are 85mm
> ->between the inside faces.
>
> Thanks for that, any clues where I can get some that are 93mm ?
>
>


I'm guessing here, but are you trying to mount JATE rings on a car with a
tow hitch mounted? If so it's a *lot* easier to get a ball/jaw combo hitch.

some places (can't remember where) sell wide-mouthed JATE rings, but they've
just had 4mm ground out of each side of the jaws - they're almost
definitely not as strong as standard ones.

P.
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Jate Ring Dimension



Paul S. Brown wrote:
> Geoff wrote:
>
>
>>On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:20:56 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
>><beamendsltd@btconnect.com> wrote:
>>
>>->In answer to the question about Jate Rings - they are 85mm
>>->between the inside faces.
>>
>>Thanks for that, any clues where I can get some that are 93mm ?
>>
>>

>
>
> I'm guessing here, but are you trying to mount JATE rings on a car with a
> tow hitch mounted? If so it's a *lot* easier to get a ball/jaw combo hitch.
>
> some places (can't remember where) sell wide-mouthed JATE rings, but they've
> just had 4mm ground out of each side of the jaws - they're almost
> definitely not as strong as standard ones.
>
> P.


You'll be thinking of these ones:
https://www.expeditionexchange.com/k...html#jaterings

Yes, you'll lose some strength by relieving them in the manner shown
(6mm per side) but it won't matter in most circumstances. If you can
limit the loss to 4mm per side even better.

A cheaper alternative even to the ball/jaw combo hitch if you have the
space is to mount a jaw/ball as high up the drop plate as possible (just
make sure that a dropped/swinging tailgate has enough clearance). In
most cases that will give you more than adequate clearance to use the
lower ball. (Making several assumptions there, eh!)
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Jate Ring Dimension

On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 14:35:43 +0100, "Paul S. Brown" <pol@geekstuff.tv> wrote:

->Geoff wrote:
->
->> On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:20:56 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
->> <beamendsltd@btconnect.com> wrote:
->>
->> ->In answer to the question about Jate Rings - they are 85mm
->> ->between the inside faces.
->>
->> Thanks for that, any clues where I can get some that are 93mm ?
->>
->>
->
->I'm guessing here, but are you trying to mount JATE rings on a car with a
->tow hitch mounted? If so it's a *lot* easier to get a ball/jaw combo hitch.

You would be guessing wrong ;-)

The problem is the steering guard mounting.

->some places (can't remember where) sell wide-mouthed JATE rings, but they've
->just had 4mm ground out of each side of the jaws - they're almost
->definitely not as strong as standard ones.

Just had a google and found the part number I want ZXC9435, this leads me to the
good people at Dingocroft and their 96mm wide rings, I shall dispatch my man
forthwith to procure me a pair !





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Old 08-19-2005, 10:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Jate Ring Dimension

Dougal wrote:
>
> Paul S. Brown wrote:
>
>> Geoff wrote:
>>
>>> On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:20:56 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
>>> <beamendsltd@btconnect.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> ->In answer to the question about Jate Rings - they are 85mm
>>> ->between the inside faces.
>>>
>>> Thanks for that, any clues where I can get some that are 93mm ?
>>>

>>
>> I'm guessing here, but are you trying to mount JATE rings on a car with a
>> tow hitch mounted? If so it's a *lot* easier to get a ball/jaw combo
>> hitch.
>>
>> some places (can't remember where) sell wide-mouthed JATE rings, but
>> they've
>> just had 4mm ground out of each side of the jaws - they're almost
>> definitely not as strong as standard ones.
>>
>> P.

>
>
> You'll be thinking of these ones:
> https://www.expeditionexchange.com/k...html#jaterings
>
> Yes, you'll lose some strength by relieving them in the manner shown
> (6mm per side) but it won't matter in most circumstances. If you can
> limit the loss to 4mm per side even better.
>
> A cheaper alternative even to the ball/jaw combo hitch if you have the
> space is to mount a jaw/ball as high up the drop plate as possible (just
> make sure that a dropped/swinging tailgate has enough clearance). In
> most cases that will give you more than adequate clearance to use the
> lower ball. (Making several assumptions there, eh!)


My assumptions were also wrong! Can't win 'em all.
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Jate Ring Dimension

On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 16:03:23 +0100, Dougal <DougalAThiskennel.free-online.co.uk>
wrote:

->Dougal wrote:

->My assumptions were also wrong! Can't win 'em all.

Thanks anyway.

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