I'm quite new to off-roading, unless you consider taking my grandmother's Oldsmobile sedan on a rocky Jeep trail years ago that was bad enough to tear a Suburban's running boards. What can I say? It was a great little hidden shooting range.
Anyway, I figure the first thing to do is get proper gear for recovery before hooking up with a beginner-friendly group.
My first gear priorities are:
Snatch strap, shackles, and recovery hitch. Conveniently, there is an Aussie-made Ironman kit now available in the US. It's available on eBay, or through the Camel 4x4 store.
Any thoughts on the $95 kit with respect to the snatch strap and recovery hitch? I'm willing to spend more if the quality is suspect, but like the idea of an all-in-one kit that leaves money in the bank for a Hi Lift & other goodies. The Ironman strap price seems comparable with the budget-priced snatch strap on Expedition Exchange. I're read that the pricey ARB straps are the way to go, but I've also read stories of them failing during sub-maximal test loads.
Thanks in advance!