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Recommendation on good tow strap?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by TJ Asher, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Jan 8, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    TJ Asher

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    Did not see any good results in search.

    Looking for recommendations on a tow strap. Or I guess more correctly called a "recovery strap". I know 'em as a snatch-em-strap. :D

    Been many (too many!) years since I had a truck and had a monster 6" x 30' strap back in the day. I don't think I need anything that beefy with the Taco.

    Looking for what is the best thing nowadays. Brands, width, length, etc. They all seem damn cheap compared to what I spent way back when.

    Found a Keeper brand 3" x 20' on Amazon for <$40. Are there better or worse out there?
     
  2. Jan 8, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Cant remember the one I use, but its a 2"x20 foot. I have used it to pull out a 1 tin Dodge with no issues....as well as a Ford mustang, Range Rover, and a cadilac.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    Cabelas has some that are rated quite high in lbs and in various lengths. Check their website.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    Make sure not to buy on with metal hooks.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    TJ Asher

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    You can be sure of that.:)
     
  6. Jan 8, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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  7. Jan 9, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    I believe mine is a 3in by like 20 ft. Just check them out the next time you're at your local homedepot. IIRC mine was like $20 or $30.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    Stretch-n-Snatch (by KEEPER)

    These things stretch & recoil. They're awesome.

    You can hook it up, get a 'run' at it, and the strap stretches and recoils and works with your trucks momentum to gain better yanking/recovery power.
    You can buy them just about anywhere and in various sizes.

    Do a search for "Stretch-n-Snatch" on google.
     
  9. Jan 9, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    RogueLeader

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    Check out Smittybuilt, but most guys are using ARB recovery straps with ARB Clevis bolts. I have a Smittybuilt that is 2" and 30' long.
     
  10. Jan 9, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    Looks great! :D
     
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    I use ARB

    expensive, but worth it
     
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