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Recovery hook question

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by 4dimad, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Nov 13, 2019 at 2:30 PM
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    4dimad

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    Hello,
    I have a recovery strap and a few d-rings. I remember last winter I was not able to pull a sedan from the snow because d-rings didn't fit the smaller car. I want to buy a recovery hook, but not sure what size I need to look for. Please advise. TIA
     

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  2. Nov 22, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    what do you mean recovery strap?

    Do you mean a tow strap, or a snatch strap? They are two different things.

    But it's generally not advisable to put a metal hook on the end of a tow strap. You're unnecessarily adding another heavy projectile.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2019 at 8:31 PM
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    Safer to use soft shackles like these: https://www.amazon.com/QIQU-Synthetic-Shackle-Recovery-Together/dp/B07DH1V63K/

    5/16" will fit most small car tow/tie-down points.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2019 at 8:08 PM
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    Shoft shakles are definitely a good alternative, but jesus, please tell me you spent more than $12 on critical recovery equipment.

    That add speaks good englishes, too.

    Please just buy brand name stuff, at least smitybilt, preferably from a reputable off road dealer.
     

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