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Old 06-16-2010, 09:10 PM   #1
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Snatch strap question

Hey TW,

I have been mulling over this problem for a while and can not seem to find a definite solution. So I recently got a Smittybilt hitch receiver with D-ring and a ARB 17,500lbs snatch strap. My question is if someone is stuck in front of me on a narrow trail and I can not get in front of them, can I use the snatch strap on my factory front tow hook? I have heard that using reverse to recover a vehicle can cause all kinds of problems.

What would you all do to get the stuck car out?
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:22 PM   #2
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It's better to pull from the rear. Only pull from the front if you don't have a choice. Reverse towing supposedly can be hard on your tranny. With that being siad, I admit I've pulled in reverse a few times with a few different trucks and had no problems. Regarding the hook, if it's a little 1/4" steel rod loop designed to tie down your truck to a tow truck flatbed, don't pull from it. If it's something beefier, it's probably fine.
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To be honest I don't know what the rating on the front tow hook is. I have a 2002 taco, does anyone know what the hook is rated to?
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Snatch Strap?? That sounds like something u would use in the bedroom
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