Factor 55 FlatLink (Red) - 00050-01

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  • Factor 55 | Part Number: F5500050-01
  • Fitment:Universal Fit
  • Availability:In Stock


Eliminate the conventional winch hook and replace it with a safer and stronger FlatLink shackle thimble and D-ring. The FlatLink shackle mount is the Industry's first folding shackle mount for recovery winches. With less than 1.75 inches of thickness, the Flatlink will work with all roller fairlead license plate mounting brackets. Conventional winch hooks can cut and fray recovery straps and often allow strap ends to escape during momentary slack cycles of a typical winching recovery. Screw pin shackles do not allow strap loops to escape due to the secure screw pin attachment. The FlatLink does not require splicing and is compatible with steel cables or synthetic ropes up to 3/8 inches in diameter. The cable eye is retained in the FlatLink by a 5/8 inch diameter grade 5 steel double shear pin and internal snap ring. It is installed easily in minutes. The EPDM Rubber Guards protect alloy fairleads and are securely attached to the FlatLink with 4 barbed tips. The FlatLink stows neatly against either roller or Hawse type fairleads and is designed to be used with common 3/4 inch shackles. MADE IN THE USA, the FlatLink is constructed of 6000 series billet aluminum and is anodized/powder coated in 5 different colors.

Customer Reviews

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3 Customer ratings
5.0 Factor 55 FlatLink

Love the safety and security of a closed system. Plus it looks so much better than an old grey hook. Always a great experience buying from 4WP

from Oregon |
4.0 Excellent Wench Hook Replacement

This is an awesome product that removes the possibility of scratching the fair lead when using synthetic rope. The finish is bright and looks like a candy apple coating.

from California |


Question & Answers

1 Answered question

Q: How do you get the link onto the wire if it already comes with a hook already on the end of the line and canyou put a hook with a pin on that so you can get people out with hooks on there vehicles Answer this question

A: Hello tim and thank you for your question! Factor 55 FlatLink would use a D-Ring and a recover strap to your or other vehicles out.

Answered by Nick on 11/28/2014


Boise, Idaho-based Factor 55 is an engineering design firm focused on mechanical design and analysis, which translates to parts and accessories like winch shackle mounts, fairleads, locks and receiver hitch D-ring mounts for off-roaders. Some of their more popular products lines for Jeeps include ProLink, FlatLink and HitchLink and they manufacture soft and Crosby shackles. Destructive tests are performed on every design produced to ensure they pass muster and will be capable of excelling out on the trail or on the highway. The Prolink shackle mount for winch cables and synthetic ropes can be a vital component to keeping your Jeep's winch operating smoothly and efficiently. Shop Factor 55 Now


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