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Need A Good Recovery Strap

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Johns Taco, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Nov 23, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco [OP] I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Iv'e been looking at the Mac's 27,000lb strap but wanted to ask what are people here using without breaking, before I order anything.
     
  2. Nov 23, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    jgwheeler17

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    JimBeam

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    I use an ARB strap from Sierra Expeditions (which incidentally is a Vendor here and is having a sale this weekend)
     
  4. Nov 23, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    Those Gray ones are sweet. They have an extra abrasion resistant webbing on the edges.
     
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    4 wheel parts I just went today and I got 3 in by 30 ft tow strap rated 30000 for 25 bucks
     
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    I have two ARB Snatch Straps that are pretty awesome - you just have to watch the rebound.

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  7. Nov 23, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    Thanks for the comments. Just picked up a 3 1/4" ARB, that thing looked so nice I had to buy it. It was expensive, lol. :)
     
  8. Nov 23, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    I am going with a wheelers 30' strap when I get around to it. They are made in the USA, which I appreciate!
     
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    Is there a difference between a "recovery" strap and a nylon web sling used for overhead lifting? do they stretch more? are they more elastic?

    The reason i ask is at work i can get these a good discount, as we go threw a lot of these. i think this may be cheaper than buying a name brand "recovery" strap.
     
  11. Nov 23, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    Slings have no snatch ability at all.They are for lifting not recovery situations though you could use a lifting sling for a winch extension strap
     
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    Well, a good recovery strap will only run you $30-50, depending on length.

    But if you can get a strap for free, why not? Find out the breaking strength of the straps, they should be adequate for recovery. Most recovery straps have a breaking strength of about 25k lbs.

    Recovery straps are pretty static (dont stretch much). Dynamic straps are like snatch ropes, they stretch and aide in recovery, like a rubber band.
     
  13. Nov 23, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    you need a strap that is the correct weight for your truck. that strap stretches, and that saves a lot of wear and tear on your truck.
     
  14. Nov 23, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    well i figured that the stretch would help. the slings we have a more than adequate for the weight of the vehicle. thanks for the input
     
  15. Nov 23, 2011 at 10:57 PM
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    I've got a couple of straps from wheelers. Used them lots. Work great!
     
  16. Nov 27, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    Are these the straps that stretch and yank or just regular straps? If not, are the stretchy ones worth getting?
     
  17. Nov 27, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    Trifenix

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    Yes you want a stretchy type strap for recoveries.
     
  18. Nov 27, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    good. i want to hint to the GF that i want one for Xmas. I need to go to a retailers website and leave the page with a straps description up before she gets on the computer.
     
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