|12-30-2010 04:59 PM|
|12-30-2010 04:30 PM|
It's a billet "dogbone" that lets you adjust the towstrap length, without using knots and maintains the tow strap strength !!
There is lots of info !, mine has the exact aluminum BILLET "dogbone" and it's easy to use, but
Never use with a recovery strap !
|12-30-2010 04:25 PM|
|12-30-2010 02:41 PM|
If you have non-open bumper rings then you'll need extra 3/4" D-rings to access that closed loop, or
You can recover with a tow strap-easy gentle-straight pull, or recover with a recovery (SNATCH) strap-with slack and momentum !!
|12-30-2010 02:37 PM|
|12-30-2010 02:32 PM|
|Gobigorgohome||This may seem like a silly question, but if you have recovery straps with loop ends (like I do), but also have a fixed D ring (such as the one found on the RR XHD front bumper), how do you hook up the two vehicals. I wrap the strap through my fixed D rings, but also have a spare D ring to attach to the recovery vehical. Obviously if the recovery vehical has tow hooks instead of D rings this is not an issue. I just wonder how a recovery could be done if both vehicals have fixed D rings and the only recovery strap has looped ends.|
|12-29-2010 10:39 PM|
You could recover someone with a tow strap, but you should never tow with a recovery strap.
I carry both because I want the proper one used if I'm the one needing the recovery!
|12-29-2010 10:24 PM|
|Capjac04||yea i know, but can u do the same with one? "having said that" -Larry david, can i get someone out of a ditch with a tow strap and tow them, or the other way around, can i tow someone with a revovery strap? and it seems as if looped ends are the way to go|
|12-29-2010 10:13 PM|
I have a tow strap with metal hooks, for towing..
I have a recovery strap that has looped ends and is ARB made and tested for 17,600lbs
There is a difference and don't go for the cheap stuff! You need it to work, when you need it! Not break!
|12-29-2010 10:06 PM|
|JSY||Do you know that there is a difference between a tow strap and a recovery strap? Tow straps usually have hooks and have no stretch making them better for towing and not recovery. Recovery straps rarely have hooks and can stretch, making them better for yanking people out of the ditch...|
|12-29-2010 10:04 PM|
|daggo66||I carry a tow strap and a recovery strap. No metal hooks on either.|
|12-29-2010 10:01 PM|
|rics1997||Most offroad clubs in my area will not allow metal hooks on straps with their group offroading. Dangerous if they break is their reasoning. I keep hooks in my recovery kit but they are not attacked to my straps. I have a 4" 30' - 11K working strap with looped ends.|
|12-29-2010 09:56 PM|
I am wondering what kind of tow straps people use...Do people prefer the ones with a metal hook? I feel like that has a possibility of slipping off the tow hook on the front/back of the car. Or do people prefer the soft looped ends? Just looking for insight before i spend money on the strap and probably get suckered into buying other stuff