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Recovery Straps?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Nielsen23, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Sep 15, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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    Nielsen23

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    I recently pulled my buddy out of a mudhole that for some reason he thought he could make it through with his stock Cherokee with 150,xxx miles. I used an old chain that I had laying around because it was all I had. It's just a matter of time until it breaks and leave MAJOR damage and I need a good recovery strap bad!

    I'm a strong believer that you get what you pay for and I would like to buy a strap that will last a long time and not let me down.

    I've heard great things about the ARB recovery straps. Anyone else have any insight about other recovery straps?:bowdown:
     
  2. Sep 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    KenLyns

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    I love my ARB strap. A little expensive but awesome.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM
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    unless you're after overpriced boutique...
     
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    May be expensive, but they know what they're doing. I'll never go to any other brand. You can tell a difference when you use it.
     
  6. Sep 15, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    Icon also makes one, though it's a couple of bucks more than ARB.
     
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    It seems to be that it's a toss up between the Icon and the ARB.
    The ARB is rated for 17,500 and the Icon is rated for 18,000 but the Icon is 23 feet and the ARB is 30 feet. Not really seeing a big difference, between these 2 except for length, is it just a toss up?:notsure:
     
  8. Sep 15, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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    I would go with the ARB.
     
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    Go for the longer one, I've pulled people out where I needed every inch to avoid the same hole they were in.
     
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    Just bought the ARB!:dancingbacon:

    Thanks for the help guys, Nick.
     
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    I had a $50 gift card to Four Wheel Parts and picked up this Pro Comp 2" x 20' 20,000lb strap for like $38. Overkill for a Tacoma, but you never know when a buddy with a bigger truck will need it.
    Always remember to properly store and thoroughly wash your straps of any mud/sand after using. These abrasives will break down the fibers and lead to pre-mature failure.

    http://www.4wheelparts.com/Winches-....aspx?t_c=18&t_s=190&t_pt=5083&t_pn=EXP220000
     
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    Doesn't matter what truck is bigger...the straps needs to be correct for the lightest truck. (Usually the tacoma) to utilize the kinetic energy created

    Good advice on keeping the straps clean. I clean mine every time it gets muddy. eww muddy straps.
     
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    Yeah Spoonman, I got the ARB 705.
    Thanks for the help man!
     
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    Just make more kinetic energy with some slack and the skinny pedal ;) haha

    Does the few thousand pounds between the straps really make that much of a difference?
     
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    I have some strap that I got from a refinery. It is a 30' overhead cary strap with a 30,000lb rating. Pretty good.
     
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    A strap that isn't rated for you vehicle weight doesn't work as well. It may be stronger, but it also is built to stretch under heavier loads than our trucks could ever produce.
     
  18. Sep 16, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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    Can someone sum up the best options for a 1st gen?

    My recovery strap is 20 years old and has seen MUCH better days.
     
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    So what would be the ideal breaking strength for say a 5000lb pickup? Like 10,000 lbs?
     

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