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Snatch strap question

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Dirty D, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Jun 16, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    Dirty D

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    Hey TW,

    I have been mulling over this problem for a while and can not seem to find a definite solution. So I recently got a Smittybilt hitch receiver with D-ring and a ARB 17,500lbs snatch strap. My question is if someone is stuck in front of me on a narrow trail and I can not get in front of them, can I use the snatch strap on my factory front tow hook? I have heard that using reverse to recover a vehicle can cause all kinds of problems.

    What would you all do to get the stuck car out?
     
  2. Jun 16, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    It's better to pull from the rear. Only pull from the front if you don't have a choice. Reverse towing supposedly can be hard on your tranny. With that being siad, I admit I've pulled in reverse a few times with a few different trucks and had no problems. Regarding the hook, if it's a little 1/4" steel rod loop designed to tie down your truck to a tow truck flatbed, don't pull from it. If it's something beefier, it's probably fine.
     
  3. Jun 16, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    To be honest I don't know what the rating on the front tow hook is. I have a 2002 taco, does anyone know what the hook is rated to?
     
  4. Jun 16, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    Snatch Strap?? That sounds like something u would use in the bedroom
     
  5. Jun 16, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    Oh, we do.:cool:

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