Tony2 wrote:I don't understand why you would want both? If you have a winch why do you want recovery points, for looks? I enquired with Toyota and they said the tie down eyes on the 2015+ models are adequate for snatching (if used together)
Firstly there could be many situations where it would be difficult to anchor or the winch gives up, the latter situation is not exactly unheard of.
Secondly to double the winch capacity via looping through a snatch block the recovery points provide the return attachment so they work with the winch.
I don't plan to use either, but if I get stuck I want options. And BTW I personally don't like the looks and re-powder coated mine black so they are not chest beating & low key.
When you say you spoke to Toyota, do you have an official Toyota stance or a personal opinion of a dealership employee?
The RoadSafe points have a working load limit of 5,000kg each. For the OEM Toyota specify using only a snatch strap of 8,000kg breaking strength spread across both, so presumably their working load limit is 4,000kg each.
Both options are significantly stronger than the tie down points, and each has multiple 12mm + 10mm bolt attachment points.
If Toyota hasn't confirmed the working or breaking load KG of the tie down points and if you haven't tested and measured multiple samples to derive a minimum breaking strength I wouldn't be suggesting this to others and particularly as they will most likely have different vehicle weight & load considerations (slope, mud, trailer etc) and other recovery equipment specifications.
With no data to calculate an appropriate configuration it makes an inherently risky exercise much more so regardless of what may not have failed yet for you to date.
They are a potentially significant weak link in the chain, and you absolutely don't want that end - likely also with heavy bow shackles - letting go at extreme loads and stretching....back at the recovery vehicle.