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Best place to connect recovery strap?

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

  1. Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike 41 Year Toyota/Chrysler Tech/ASE Master

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    Just remember.
    ANYTHING can fail.
     
  2. Silence9

    Silence9 [OP] Solve et Coagula

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    Definitely. Thanks.
     
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    So true.

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

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  4. Silence9

    Silence9 [OP] Solve et Coagula

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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:
     
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    Hehehebyea that's what the "t"slots were for...
     
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    Finally got it to upload.
     
  7. Silence9

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    Maybe it's jus the angle of the picture, but wouldn't that interfere with your skid plate?
     
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    Wouldn't make a difference . It will bend like a pretzel anyway.
     
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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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    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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    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
     
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    I do the same, works fine.
     
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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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