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cheap tow straps etc.?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by hard2kill, May 31, 2011.

  1. May 31, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    hard2kill

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    where/what do you guys buy ur straps? im not spending 70+ bucks on a strap..? ebay? id like to support vendors but i dont have much left to spend ...got about 3k in parts this month so my savings is gone...damn tacos...suck up all our money...lol
     
  2. May 31, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    I wouldn't cheap out on straps
     
  3. May 31, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I bought mine at lowes for approx $25 :notsure:

    But I only use it once a year or so.... If you are into offloading a lot then get a good strap.
     
  4. May 31, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Mxpatriot

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    Money pit.
    A recovery strap is the last item to cheap out on. Your safety (#1) and ability to get the vehicle out (#2) are worth the money.

    Smittybilt straps are pretty good for the price. They're about $30 for a 20 foot strap.
     
  5. May 31, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    kmok

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    That's where I got my tow strap as well...
     
  6. May 31, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    sean266

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    Any pix?
     
  7. May 31, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    EL TACOROJO

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    i got mine at home depot for round 30 bucks and no issues as of yet
     
  8. May 31, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    Get a ARB recovery kit! It has everything you need for like $70
     
  9. May 31, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    jeckel7234

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    Buy Chain if you want to go cheap, I have a bubba rope now, "damn amazing" but i used to have some harbor freight straps which i still have, I towed and pulled big heavy chevys out of some relatively thick mud, good enough for $20 +/-. But like others have said if you can afford it dont cheap out on it
     
  10. May 31, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    You may already know this but don't buy straps with the metal hooks attached on the ends. I really like my pro comp straps and I don't think I paid that much.
     
  11. Jun 1, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    i know at target we sell them for around 20. think its a 20 ft too.
    not positive on the quality though, but it says its rated for 6500.
     
  12. Jun 1, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    You would snap that on the first pull if it's really rated at 6500lbs
     
  13. Jun 1, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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    i had like 4 straps... snapped all of them haha.
     
  14. Jun 1, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    Our straps are Very High Quality, and Made In The USA. We have our standard Yellow, and can also have custom ones made in any length you need, in Green, Orange, or Heavy Duty Silver.
    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/towstrap.htm
     
  17. Jun 1, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    x2^ bubba rope is cool as cheese! I've seen a couple people use it down by the lake when they get their huge ass diesels stuck. i'm deff getting one if I ever trade for a 4x4.


    Also, anyone familiar with the "jerk straps" (as they call them in the sticks where i'm from) from Advance Auto Parts or Tractor Supply Co.? They seem to be good quality.
     
  18. Jun 1, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    Our Recover Straps are Snatch Straps.

    If using a chain, you would hook up both vehicles, then the pulling vehicle would slowly drive forward to get tension on the chain and then pull.

    Our Straps are designed for "Snatching" a vehicle. Hook both vehicles up, then the pulling vehicle needs to Drive into the strap with some momentum. The strap stretches and absorbs the initially shock, then pulls the stuck vehicle.

    When using this method of recovery, it is important to have very strong material, both for safety, and usability.

    I personally like the 20' strap.
     
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