Tow straps... - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-08-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Giancarlo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 697
Send a message via AIM to Giancarlo
Arrow Tow straps...

i was given a pair of 15 ft tow straps.. 12000 lb load capacity.. i have tow hooks on my jeep but some of my buddies dont.. if there stuck where can i hook them that wont damage their jeeps...

__________________
1997 TJ, 6cyl, 4' Skyjacker, Custom Bumpers Front and Rear , Rocker Rails, Magna Flow Muffler, Light Bar , Custom Intake, Optima Yellow Top ,33x12.5x15 Procomp X-Terrain, Alpine Type S Audio, 10' polk sub, Recaro Seats.

http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/phot...69427_7043.jpg
Giancarlo is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-08-2008, 10:25 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Chad P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Westminster, Co
Posts: 380
tell them to get tow hooks or you wont pull them out

__________________
2003 Wrangler TJ
All stock for now!
Chad P is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-08-2008, 10:58 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
solo97tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: mansfield,ohio
Posts: 405
anywhere on the frame or anything that is solid if you got to put a slip knot in it and wrap it around the bumper
solo97tj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-08-2008, 11:04 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Rawkon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: fullerton/big bear
Posts: 2,061
Send a message via AIM to Rawkon Send a message via MSN to Rawkon
i would get some stronger straps or only use the ones you have now for small easy pulls.
tell your friends to save up and go get tow hooks. pulling from the bumpers will eventually get the ripped off.

i use a military strap, 4 ply, 40feet 50k lb rating.
Rawkon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2008, 12:30 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
compshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: 29 Palms, Ca
Posts: 407
Quote:
Originally Posted by solo97tj View Post
anywhere on the frame or anything that is solid if you got to put a slip knot in it and wrap it around the bumper
Do the math. Two 4.5K vehicles putting resistance on the tow strap until something gives, hopefully the stuck vehicle becomes unstuck. However, all that force will cinch a knot tighter than a frogs butt, slipknot or other knot. It will be a bitch trying to get it undone. Tow hooks are 10 bucks a pair for a decent set for the front bumper. For the rear, get a receiver shackle or a factory hook from the junkyard. As said before, make your friends have proper recovery points.
__________________
99 SE with less than 43K on the clock and a few mods......
compshooter is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2008, 12:37 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
tobycat1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sac town
Posts: 978
Don't trust the bumper. Get hookless straps(so if a strap comes off you don't impale something with a hook). Tell them to put out the $10-30 for tow hooks. If they refuse, you can wrap the strap around the axle or something. If they are real cheap, and have a welder.... tell them to weld chains to various spots of their frame for cheap strap attachments, that way they have that cheap toyota junker off-roader look

P.S. I have 15k straps, and I've put all of the force on them I could and they wont break. There was an idiot in his dad's truck with near bald tires who decided to peel out right next the the water at the lake...... He buried his truck to the point where the front tires weren't visible. So, My friend in his 4-runner used one of my straps to hook up to the guy. The ground under the 4-runner was kinda soft too, So i used my other strap to hook up to my friend, then a land rover showed up and hooked up with his strap the the back of me. we all pulled in 4-Lo, but it wasn't enough. Then a YJ showed up and hooked his winch to the guy in the truck as well. The next pull he was out.
__________________
myspace.com/bigtanner
tobycat1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2008, 02:20 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
compshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: 29 Palms, Ca
Posts: 407
Quote:
Originally Posted by tobycat1 View Post
that cheap toyota junker off-roader look
Huh????? Jealous?
__________________
99 SE with less than 43K on the clock and a few mods......
compshooter is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2008, 02:27 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
dwdrums801's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,298
Friends don't let friends wheel without tow points.
__________________
06 Rubi Unlimited, 3.5" Rubicon Express LA, OME Shocks, Metal Cloak Aluminum Bumper, Warn Winch, Power locks/remote start.
dwdrums801 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2008, 08:48 AM   #9
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 10,015
Images: 5
1. Tell your buds to go spend 20 bucks and get some tow hooks.

2. For a front pull with no hooks, you could get by running a properly rated strap through the front tube behind the bumper. However you want to make sure it will not get cut as the force of the pull is applied. Need a longer strap for this, as you will have two ends to hook to the pulling Jeep. Again this is a only if you have to do it location.

__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ
4Jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what are these straps for?! Morgan TJ General Discussion Forum 17 02-20-2011 06:07 PM
Soft top rear window straps 2002x TJ Tech Forum 9 10-11-2008 11:43 PM
i keep reading about straps to roll your rear window up in .... kbak303 TJ General Discussion Forum 20 08-02-2007 01:10 PM
straps in the glove box cocktail JK General Discussion Forum 5 03-28-2007 08:48 PM
Straps?? Where do they go? Libertylover TJ Tech Forum 8 06-16-2006 04:07 AM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:27 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC