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I am researching upgrading and adding to my recovery gear. Not tools or gloves, just ropes, straps, shackles, snatch block, etc.

If you are building a recovery gear pack for your self, excluding tools and gloves, what would you go with if you had an approximate budget of $500? I would assume the following list but what brand, specific model, length, quantity, etc.?

  • Tow strap or rope
  • Snatch strap or rope
  • Tree strap or rope
  • Snatch block
  • Steel shackle
  • Soft shackle
  • Any specialty items such as tool to splice synthetic lines, winch line extension, etc. (again, excluding tools and gloves)?
Just some FYI:
  • My rig is a 4dr JKU on the heavy side with an Engo 10K synthetic line winch.
  • Currently have 1 Teraflex tow strap, 1 Teraflex tree strap, and steel shackles on my bumper plus one in tool bag.
  • Also, have a 2dr JK that was my late Dad's that I am fixing up for my son. It has a Warn 8K steel cable winch. Would be looking to use some of the $500 budget along with current items to have recovery gear in it as well.
  • Also looked at maybe putting my synthetic line on the 2dr and upgrading my line. Any specific recommendations?
Appreciate any input on products.
 

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Here is warns heavy duty kit....it's less than you want to spend on Amazon and leaves you some room to buy some soft shackles....it's normally 500....I grabbed one a while back ...it's a nice kit....

https://www.amazon.com/WARN-97570-Large-Recovery-Kit/dp/B01N0E5HY1
That's probably the best price I have seen on that kit. Food for thought. I could get another snatch block to put with it and be able to have two kits one for the 4dr and one for the 2dr when using my current TeraFlex tree strap and two strap.

I may want a recovery strap and two strap both in my rig though.
 

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For the price of that Warn kit you can get a couple more pieces if you piece it together. Based on what you have already you don't need a ton more. Get a couple more tow/snatch straps and soft/hard shackles and you're good. I'd probably spend a couple hundred on that then buy some Maxx Traxx or ARB Tred to keep with you as well.
 

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I am prefer rope for snatching and straps for towing. Straps are not that expensive, good rope is though.

As far as a tree saver goes the wider and longer the better. I have the Smittybilt CC408 but if I have to do it over I would get CC420. As a tree saver there are both rated at 40,000 lbs but with the 20 footer you could use it also as an extension, 20,000. Also the nice thing about a long tree saver you can also use it for boulders.

Of course hard and soft shackles. You might also think about a Kinetic Recovery Bridle. Most attach points are only rated at 10,000 and using a bridle splits the weight across two points. And you have already mentioned it one or two snatch blocks.

Other things to consider land anchors, additional rope for tying off the vehicle is it needs stabilized and off course as you have already mentioned winch line extensions.
 

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I seen this plastic snatch block the other day, which might save some weight in your recovery bag.

 

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Looks like all the 10 tons ones are sold out. Bummer. They mention anodize in the video so the thing must be made out of aluminum.
 

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Looks like all the 10 tons ones are sold out. Bummer. They mention anodize in the video so the thing must be made out of aluminum.
aluminum does make more sense.
 

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I have one of the synthetic pulleys on they way. Yes they are aluminum. They call them synthetic pulleys because they are designed for synthetic winch and to be secured with a soft shackle.


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I have one of the synthetic pulleys on they way. Yes they are aluminum. They call them synthetic pulleys because they are designed for synthetic winch and to be secured with a soft shackle.

That’s odd when I checked yesterday the 10 tons were all sold out of every selection and now they are available. What color did you end up getting?
 
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