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Old 02-08-2014, 06:22 PM
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A good strap will cost you more than $15, but it will save you from a really bad day.

Example of a 3"x30' recovery strap... I just grabbed the first decent one that popped up on Google... I'm sure you can find them a little cheaper if you search.... $67.73 on Amazon...

http://www.amazon.ca/Smittybilt-CC33.../dp/B001CF4UXU
it is a smittybuilt one off auto anything. But no matter, im going to get a 3"x30

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You should likely get 0 gauge and make a quick connect for it. I have bought them on Amazon. If the cable is too small it will cause you to burn up an otherwise good winch. In extreme cases it can burn insulation off the cable and start a fire. I bought 0 gauge cable on Ebay for a reasonable price.

You can find the sleeves in Amazon too.

Cancel the strap if it is not too late. You need at least a 3", 30K strap.
alright ill look for 20-25 ft 0 gauge and so quick connects, pick up some sleeves and a better strap
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Glad to see that nothing major happened. Thanks for sharing the pics.
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Buy the good stuff.... it may safe a life. ... not even kidding, I lost a good friend from a clevis to the head.


http://www.uscargocontrol.com/Towing...aps-Tow-Straps
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Glad to see that nothing major happened. Thanks for sharing the pics.
Im glad too! haha and my pleasure

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Buy the good stuff.... it may safe a life. ... not even kidding, I lost a good friend from a clevis to the head.


http://www.uscargocontrol.com/Towing...aps-Tow-Straps
Im sorry to hear that. I suppose your right, things under this much stress shouldn't be bought on the cheap end.
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I have one o these in each of my trucks, not cheap but they work great and have stood up to a lot of abuse. It may be a little over kill but I'd rather error on the side of too big than on the side of to small and break it when I need it the worst.
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I have one o these in each of my trucks, not cheap but they work great and have stood up to a lot of abuse. It may be a little over kill but I'd rather error on the side of too big than on the side of to small and break it when I need it the worst.
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Bubba ropes are nice because they are coated to prevent dirt from getting in the fibers and damaging them like can happen with other straps. Also they make recovery ropes that can recover a big rig.
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A winch is a cheap investment if you like to go offroad. My last truck got stuck 4 times in the last 2 years. It's a bit of a pain sometimes having to tromp through mud in order to get an anchor point but 20 minutes later when your mobile again you'll be glad you made that choice. Great pics by the way. I'm glad you didn't damage anything.
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A winch is a cheap investment if you like to go offroad. My last truck got stuck 4 times in the last 2 years. It's a bit of a pain sometimes having to tromp through mud in order to get an anchor point but 20 minutes later when your mobile again you'll be glad you made that choice. Great pics by the way. I'm glad you didn't damage anything.
Yeah I got it for 430 so it'snot bad at all. Im sure I'll be glad I got it
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I just ordered a bunch of stuff to help prevent something like this from happening again

10,500# synthetic rope winch
2" Hitch winch plate
2 6.5ton shackles
1 3"x8' 26500 tow/tree saver strap
1 2'x20' tow strap
1 2" shackle receiver
1 Snatch block

hopefully all that will help
Will agree with every one else a 2" tow strap is not going to work. You want a recovery strap, and a lot heavier one than 20,000lbs. A tow strap is meant to tow a vehicle that is not stuck, like a drag car car back to the pits, or you buddies Chevy home from the burger stand where it died. A recovery strap is meant to stretch when the mobile vehicle hits the end. This allows the strap to actually do the pulling using the mobile vehicle as an anchor.

And don't forget to hang an old coat, blanket, etc. in the middle of the recovery rope or winch rope when using them. If one breaks it is usually at one end or the other. The weight of a coat or blanket will help weigh the end that is coming at you down so it goes under the vehicle not through the windshield. Also don't let anyone stand along side to watch, they need to be at least as far back as the rope is long or in the vehicles!
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