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Shackle placement

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by marjamr, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Feb 20, 2018 at 2:47 PM
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    marjamr

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    Where would you hang a shackle on the rear of a Tacoma? Thinking if you wanted to use a tow strap to pull someone out of a sticky situation or needed to use a winch to extricate yourself from the back end of your truck.
     
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  3. Feb 20, 2018 at 3:10 PM
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    You'd need a receiver shackle like posted above.

    Not trying to be a dick but will also just say if you didn't know this at all...you might want to look into how to actually use it and a winch. Because if you didn't know what this was I'm pretty concerned you wouldn't know a thing about how to properly use one. And failed rigging can be extremely dangerous, possibly life threatening.

    Like for one...a tow strap does not stretch and will deliver a rather harsh jolt to both your vehicle and whoever you're pulling, often breaking stuff. you should be using a proper kinetic/snatch strap.
     
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  4. Feb 20, 2018 at 3:12 PM
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    I used the Smittybilt version of this this past weekend on my truck. Worked like a charm. Would recommend. Drove into a mud pit I gave myself a 20% chance of making it through, turns out my chance of making it was 0%. Got pulled out via it and a recovery strap. No jerk needed just a clean smooth pull.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2018 at 4:17 PM
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    I am a bit concerned about buying a random one of these with no force rating. Granted, these are a big chunk of steel that should hold up to anything we can dish out...but there is always a chance it is made from crappy Chinese pot metal and can cause serious damage if it breaks.

    Does anybody have options between these and a Factor 55 receivers ($$$$)?
     
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    I've used the smittybilt one plenty of times. no issues

    I don't use the shackle it came with much since I often use a soft shackle instead.
     
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  9. Feb 20, 2018 at 5:03 PM
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    These are decent entry level straps for a good price
    https://www.amazon.com/Rugged-Ridge...2&sr=8-3&keywords=rugged+ridge+recovery+strap


    This is a great kit
    https://www.amazon.com/ARB-RK12-Wee...1519174849&sr=1-7&keywords=arb+recovery+strap

    I have the bigger one but it has the same strap, great strap.
    But just upgraded to a canadian company making something like this
    https://www.amazon.com/Bubba-Rope-1...74921&sr=8-8&keywords=bubba+rope+snatch+strap


    Its close in price, but by far one of the best straps you can buy. Has 15%-20% more stretch than a snatch strap like the ARB. I've used it once before from someone else on a trail and its one of the smoothest recoveries you could have.
     
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    Im extremely happy with all the Rhino products Ive purchased. It does seem well made, very solid. I bottomed out on the shackle a few times Sunday but it held up well.
     
  12. Feb 20, 2018 at 5:09 PM
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    Thanks for these recommendations. The rope was already in my future purchases list...

    I just got this since it was on sale - same strap but soft shackles. - https://www.blueridgeoverlandgear.com/The-Snatch-Strap-Recovery-Kit-p/21rc-4.htm
     
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    Ive been happy with their products so far. Hopefully they expand their product line.
     
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    I have two of the bubba soft shackles, absolutely love them basically like the ones you got. Fuck D shackles now. Honestly only time I might use one is in the receiver hitch

    But much prefer the soft ones. Just so much safer if they do fail.
    that ARB strap is great I've used it before and its perfect. I really only upgraded because the company I got it from is here in Canada and I like supporting our economy just like many americans enjoy supporting american made. Plus the price was pretty good at $215CND

    Plus I wanted a longer one as my ARB was only 20ft. Besides if you read the tags on them you're not really supposed to use it over and over without giving it time to 'recover'
    From what I understand reading about it in a 4x4 magazine, you need to allow the strap time to shrink back down. Otherwise you don't get that stretch because its already stretched out and it just weakens the straps over time.
    So figure having a back up and one to alternate between is worth it for the trips I do.

    From what I gather you can use it for 2-4 pulls then it should really be given a break if possible. If it means getting home obviously keep going but if you have the alternative use it. Or just alternate between whos strap you're using. Especially if the recoveries you are doing are rather harsh ones.
     
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    I saw a review online and also think these are good recovery ropes from what I can tell. http://www.asroffroad.com/1-kinetic-recovery-rope/

    Sounds like my 'excuse' for getting a rope is to give my other strap a 'rest' :thumbsup: Will have to get another BRO bag to hold it too.

    IMG_6504.jpg
     
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    That's my recovery bin.
    Winch extension
    Tree saver
    Strap
    Rope
    Two dampeners
    Gloves
    Two soft shackle three normal
    Receiver hitch
    Bottle jack
     
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    I'm still being surprised about what this thing can do with just the sway bar removed. The need for a chain saw is the biggest limitation right now.
     
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    Can I ask who the Canadian company is? Or get a link?
     
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