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Best place to connect recovery strap?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Silence9, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Jan 12, 2014 at 2:09 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    Just remember.
    ANYTHING can fail.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2014 at 2:12 PM
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    Silence9

    Silence9 [OP] Solve et Coagula

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    Definitely. Thanks.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2014 at 2:14 PM
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    So true.

    I bought this for the front but have never used it.....

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2014 at 2:14 PM
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    Usually the operator :p But seriously, I've seen damage done from recovering myself. My old buddy years ago towed a Dodge Omni little hatchback out of the mud. He connected it to either the axle or the FWD shaft (I wasn't there, but saw the aftermath) He got it unstuck, at the cost of a front wheel with mad camber. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Jan 12, 2014 at 2:18 PM
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    Hehehebyea that's what the "t"slots were for...
     
  6. Jan 12, 2014 at 2:20 PM
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    Finally got it to upload.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2014 at 2:27 PM
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    Silence9

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    Maybe it's jus the angle of the picture, but wouldn't that interfere with your skid plate?
     
  8. Jan 12, 2014 at 2:46 PM
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    Wouldn't make a difference . It will bend like a pretzel anyway.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2014 at 2:58 PM
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    It would but i didn't have the skid when i bought the d-ring And now i know i can't use it. :rofl:

    Though it would work if i put it on under the skid.... :drevil:
     
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  10. Jan 21, 2014 at 6:38 PM
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    I'm in the market for a shackle mount receiver myself but I don't trust the smittybilt because it's made in China, the only other ones I see are warn, rugged ridge and superwinch.

    Probably going to get either CM or ARB d rings

    Edit just found this on eBay, solid with a 10,000 pound rating

    http://bit.ly/1fmPRqD
     
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  11. Jan 21, 2014 at 7:39 PM
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  12. Jan 22, 2014 at 6:54 AM
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    No extras needed unless you are pulling at a bad angle & fear cutting the strap ( but never had this happen) I just insert the loop of the recovery strap into the reciever and put the pin thru the loop. Not so good with chains or hooks but works well with nylon straps or even looped cable. never cut a strap yet. 30 yrs worth & many vehicles.

    Just 1 less thing to carry
     
  13. Jan 22, 2014 at 7:13 AM
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    I do the same, works fine.
     
  14. Jan 25, 2014 at 2:50 PM
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    Towing newbie here too. A question - is it advantageous to pull with a Y -shaped set up? Or?
     
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