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Unread 12-16-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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tow strap / recovery strap

So I did a little off roading last night and got a little stuck. had a blast loved every minute of it. we had to go get my buddys truck and tow strap. Got me thinking...hey i need one of those. What all should I look for in a strap? A bag? Safety Hooks on it? Certain ply or length? I do have two D rings on the rear bumper but still have the stock bumper if that makes a difference.

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Unread 12-16-2011, 09:35 PM   #2
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Do not buy one with hooks. They become dangerous projectiles when the strap snaps.

Pick up a decent one, I'm partial to a nice solid 3" wide strap. I used to buy walmart straps like they were goin out of style.. I could snap those pretty easily.
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Unread 12-16-2011, 09:41 PM   #3
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You should get a strap rated for around 20K lbs with loops on each end. It should be a 2" strap. When you get any wider (3"+) you loose elasticity and its effectiveness diminishes because it's rated for much heavier loads.
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Unread 12-16-2011, 10:14 PM   #4
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Where is a good place to pick one up?
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Unread 12-16-2011, 10:25 PM   #5
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well based off what people are saying I'm thinking this:

http://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-CC220-20-Recovery-Strap/dp/B001CF4UWG/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2CY1NPS155BZ0&colid=22YDBZEOUIC87
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Unread 12-16-2011, 11:05 PM   #6
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check out winchline.com. They have a good selection and are great to work with. They have any recovery gear you could need. I bought their winch recovery kit and I'm very happy with it.

Here's a link.

http://www.winchline.com/recovery-kits.html
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Unread 12-16-2011, 11:08 PM   #7
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get an orange arb snatch strap. 60 bucks. i promise it will be the best money u ever spend on your jeep. you hook it up, haul a$$ and the kinetic energy from the yank will "snatch" you right out. best part is, its smooth and doesnt feel like you jeep just got ripped in half.. picked mine up at qtec
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Unread 12-17-2011, 04:16 AM   #8
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check out winchline.com. They have a good selection and are great to work with. They have any recovery gear you could need. I bought their winch recovery kit and I'm very happy with it.

Here's a link.

http://www.winchline.com/recovery-kits.html
And you need it almost every time you go wheeling, lol
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Unread 12-17-2011, 09:11 AM   #9
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And you need it almost every time you go wheeling, lol
What's the point of having it if you don't use it?
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get an orange arb snatch strap. 60 bucks. i promise it will be the best money u ever spend on your jeep. you hook it up, haul a$$ and the kinetic energy from the yank will "snatch" you right out. best part is, its smooth and doesnt feel like you jeep just got ripped in half.. picked mine up at qtec
This looks like the one I would want. I don't go off-road much-YET! I will check around locally first. I live in Canada and most of the time shipping can get expensive. Thanks for all the great ideas, though.

When I finally get around to putting a winch onboard, I will lok into the full recovery kit.
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Unread 12-17-2011, 07:06 PM   #11
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tractor supply has some pretty nice straps. I have a nice 3" 30ft that ive used about 1000 times. Ive had it 2 years, and never had a problem with it. I wash it every time i use it, so it lasts alot longer.
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Unread 12-17-2011, 07:42 PM   #12
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You should get a strap rated for around 20K lbs with loops on each end. It should be a 2" strap. When you get any wider (3"+) you loose elasticity and its effectiveness diminishes because it's rated for much heavier loads.
Never heard anything like that. My straps are rates at 30k. Used for heavy construction cranes and loaders.
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$20 at 4wheelparts for the smittybilt brand. They work!
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