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Old 01-22-2009, 11:19 AM   #1
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arb vs wheelers strap

whats the difference besides the price of the arb recovery strap compared to the wheerlers strap. is it mainly because the arb one is up to 17500lbs and the wheelers one is up to 13500 lbs?
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whats the difference besides the price of the arb recovery strap compared to the wheerlers strap. is it mainly because the arb one is up to 17500lbs and the wheelers one is up to 13500 lbs?
probably. having "ARB" written on it somewhere 'prolly adds to the cost as well.
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figures, thanks
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Rene, that strap i pulled you up that hill with in ocotillo, i bought from walmart i dont remember how much i paid tho
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good to know thanks nick. ill check walmart out, wheelers has it for 39 bucks with free shipping
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I think it was around 20-25$ but i think the rating is only like 10kor something
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I saw on another thread there are some good deals for straps on amazon too
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yea just checked that out, hell yea they do!
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hey nick i remember urs was a little wide, is urs the 4" wide one or the 3" one?
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Mine is only 2" wide
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Here ya go... 40k lb bad boy...

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hahaha, 4 inches definitely aint gonna fit
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I went ahead and got the 2" 10k lb strap because i dont really see myself ever needing 30-40lbs...

last time i went to pismo, a friend of mine pulled my toy hauler up with his mega cab and he needed a little help gettin thru the soft sand so i hooked up to him with my 2 incher and pulled him right along. he wasnt "stuck" he just needed the extra pull. The trailer had a jeep and 2 quads in it too.. that same weekend i pulled out a lifted chevy that was buried to the frame. no probs there. Then i pulled you @ ocotillo. these are the only times ive used the 2 incher
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niiice, yea im either gonna get the 2 incher or the 3. still shoppin around, so many deals
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Also, the 2 incer fits nicely under the rear seat, with my tie downs & bungee cords
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that strap is too big for your truck.

you want a strap that is going to stretch 30-40% that way you get good kinetic build up in the strap prior to it bouncing you out of those stuck situations and take up a bunch of the shock. the best strap for our trucks is a 2" x 25 - 30' strap with 30 odd % stretch. you want approx 5 x the GVWR of the truck doing the pulling so 12-16 ton WLL is about right for us. you just wont get the boing out of that fat assed strap. the reason ARB are more is that they can handle repeated loading up to their WLL and will recover back to their original shape fairly quickly. a cheaper strap is going to get streched out and wont recover back to their original shape after only a few limit working loadings. then you will have a dead strap that wont bungie you out of those stuck situations nearly as well and will not take the shock of any hard yanks.
X2. there are "tow" straps and there are "recovery" straps. shock load is hard on stuff and may break your recovery point.

i have a 2" x 30' that i ordered specially from a sling manufacturer we distribute for at work. $20.00 already paid for itself twice. people around here don't know how to drive in the snow. $20 for me to pull you out of the ditch, or $60 for a tow. hope we get some more...i love supplimental income.
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