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Old 11-27-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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I need recovery gear!

As the title suggests, I need recovery gear. Where should I start? Is one recovery strap equal to all others? What else would I need besides that? As of right now i'm just using a hi lift as a winch. Would a snatch block make any difference?

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Also what strength of recovery strap?

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Get a 30,000 pound expensive strap from quadratec or 4wp or somewhere. You get what you pay for. I used to buy 20,000 pound straps from wal mart when I was in a hurry and snapped them all the time. $60 should get you a good one.
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:18 PM   #4
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no metal hooks on the straps. just loops.
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Viking makes some nice stuff. The recovery rope is easier to store away than straps.
Recovery Rope, Kinetic Recovery Rope, Recovery Strap, Kynetic Yanker, Yanker
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Get a 30,000 pound expensive strap from quadratec or 4wp or somewhere. You get what you pay for. I used to buy 20,000 pound straps from wal mart when I was in a hurry and snapped them all the time. $60 should get you a good one.
x2. We don't have any 4x4 shops around here, they all closed down since there is no where to wheel. When we do go somewhere or it snows heavily it is usually a rare and unexpected thing around here. I bought 4-5 straps from walmart. A couple hookless 20,000lb I think and a couple hooked end 30,000 in case another truck didn't have tow hooks. They last 2-3 times before they snap usually. Although I did have one that snapped, tied it in a knot and it help long enough to get me outa the hole.

Moral or my long and stupid story, spring from some decent straps and take care of them. After you use em, clean em with a pressure washer or house instead of leaving mud and dirt caked up in them.
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You can also pick up some recovery gear from tractor stores like....tractor supply co. atwoods, and what ever they may be called in your area.

They carry shackles,straps,winches, winch equipment, snatch blocks, and don't forget a good pair of gloves.
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He said he already had one in the first post.
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So just a good recovery strap is the answer. Atleast the simple answer. Hi lift has a winching package, so maybe that's the way to go.
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I almost forgot, would a snatch block make any difference with a hi lift?
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sorry i missed the hi lift part i just saw winch
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Hey Chris.... You don't need any fancy recovery gear. All you need are some good recovery points (ie. tow hooks, clevis mounts, etc...). Then you do like I do..... find people to wheel with that have recovery gear. That's all you need. No need to make an investment in all that equipment.... be the guy that always has beer. Beer is a much better use of storage space. If you get stuck, just say to your new wheelin' friends: "wow, after we get my rig un-stuck, we should take a beer break..." Works like a charm!
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Just a YJ with a winch and you'll be good!
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Get a good strap, have good tow points on your jeep. You can get a come-a long if you don't have a winch, slow but can save your life. I have two hi-lift jacks.. they have stayed put in my garage for about the last 5 years.
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Hey Chris.... You don't need any fancy recovery gear. All you need are some good recovery points (ie. tow hooks, clevis mounts, etc...). Then you do like I do..... find people to wheel with that have recovery gear. That's all you need. No need to make an investment in all that equipment.... be the guy that always has beer. Beer is a much better use of storage space. If you get stuck, just say to your new wheelin' friends: "wow, after we get my rig un-stuck, we should take a beer break..." Works like a charm!
I've got a winch, straps and d-hooks. When we goin' out?
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Just a YJ with a winch and you'll be good!
Save even MORE money..

Buy a YJ without a winch, get it stuck and just leave it there

Square headlights belong on a buick
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Hey Chris.... You don't need any fancy recovery gear. All you need are some good recovery points (ie. tow hooks, clevis mounts, etc...). Then you do like I do..... find people to wheel with that have recovery gear. That's all you need. No need to make an investment in all that equipment.... be the guy that always has beer. Beer is a much better use of storage space. If you get stuck, just say to your new wheelin' friends: "wow, after we get my rig un-stuck, we should take a beer break..." Works like a charm!
I'm sorry but I hate to be that guy who is stranded and looking for help. I hate help. But I enjoy beer.
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Save even MORE money..

Buy a YJ without a winch, get it stuck and just leave it there

Square headlights belong on a buick

that won't work, yj's don't get stuck.

ok, maybe they just rest a minute.



and beer/trails don't mix.
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and beer/trails don't mix.
Nope, sure don't.

Sure is refreshing when you put er' in the barn tho...
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.....and beer/trails don't mix.
I was JOKING!!!!! Ok? It was just a simple joke, let's not blow it all out of proportion here, no need to start flaimin' the poster.....

Chris.... you already have your answers here.

1) you need a good place to attach a strap front and rear.

2) you should carry a good strap. You can pick up a 20', 20k lb strap for about $25.00 (I carry three when I wheel, one for normal driving)

3) a Hi Lift will winch you out of a tough situation, 3ft at a time.

4) a winch is the ideal solution, if you shop around you can pick up a nice 8k winch for under $300, + $50 for a plate to mount it to your front end. I wheeled for a long time before I broke down and bought one.

5) ALWAYS wheel with someone else. Never go alone. I know you hate people, but make an exception on this.

Lastly, use your head and don't get stuck. But if you do, a bottle jack and some rocks will get you out of just about anything (except mud... but I don't do mud, so...) I've stacked rocks under my wheels more than once to get out of a tough situation.
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^hey man, no flamin here. i know you were joking. i just throw that in so new people, or outsiders don't read that and think we promote alcohol and trail riding. cuz that is a major source of the bad image of our beloved lifestyle.

i knew you were't sayin that.
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^hey man, no flamin here. i know you were joking. i just throw that in so new people, or outsiders don't read that and think we promote alcohol and trail riding. cuz that is a major source of the bad image of our beloved lifestyle.

i knew you were't sayin that.
Yah, the last guy who posted about drinking and wheeling got blasted by the members here so bad he never came back.
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Yah, the last guy who posted about drinking and wheeling got blasted by the members here so bad he never came back.
ya that got crazy, people were gettin into some pretty crazy name calling and everything. no need for all that. i stress again, i knew he wasn't saying anything about drinking and wheeling, and i was not saying anything toward ya unlimited.

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