If you leave them on your bumper, you've got to set them up for anti-rattle and if you use blue loctite, be ready for the first time you have to use one, can't understand why you would want to keep them exposed, too many cons--for the PROS and CONS situation
If you do leave them on (
) here's a way to do light duty recovery, won't work with the bigger straps-
Whatever you do, good luck !!