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i just use a pro comp explorer 30'x2 1/2" 20,000 lbs recovery strap with my hitch reciever turned over with the ball on top throw the loop around that and and the other loop on the other persons hitch and ****** em out I've snatched many ppl out with it and it has yet to do me wrong *knock on wood*
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oh yea, if you have to hook 2 staps together, make sure you use a shackle. or you'll never get them apart

actually, I've heard of people put a towel between the straps when they looped one inside the other so its easier to get apart.. i used a little red shop towel once and we managed to get them apart but it was a biachhh, a full size towel may work better.


If you dont have the fancy **** to stick in the receiver you can always stick the loop into the receiver and put the pin through it.
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i just use a pro comp explorer 30'x2 1/2" 20,000 lbs recovery strap with my hitch reciever turned over with the ball on top throw the loop around that and and the other loop on the other persons hitch and ****** em out I've snatched many ppl out with it and it has yet to do me wrong *knock on wood*

I've done that before, but only in a situation when somebody lost my other shackle and my locking pin key. Still....you dont wanna do that. NEVER. Spend money, and do it right with the right tooling.


I got two of those shackle hitch inserts....first time i used 'em, the truck didn't have a good hook point, so...i pulled my front reciever, threw it on the jeeps hitch, and tugged him out.
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i keep shackles in my bedroom
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i've pulled and been pulled with the ball. not proud of it but its happened, its better than the idiots that wrap them around the leaf springs or axles.

just try not to.
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oh yea, if you have to hook 2 staps together, make sure you use a shackle. or you'll never get them apart

actually, I've heard of people put a towel between the straps when they looped one inside the other so its easier to get apart.. i used a little red shop towel once and we managed to get them apart but it was a biachhh, a full size towel may work better.


If you dont have the fancy **** to stick in the receiver you can always stick the loop into the receiver and put the pin through it.
no no no no no!

I have seen a strap break, the shackle hitting the top of the rear of the truck. It dented in the curved part of the cab about 6 inches, then deflecting into the guys head. He is now brain dead.

If you are going to link the 2, just daisy chain them. With a little effort, you can pull them free. I have unfortunately had to do this on numerous occasions. Even with a full size pulling another one out, they come apart easily if you know where to pull.
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buy me an ARB strap and i would happily use it... I used to have one of the ones from walmart.. worked fine till the day i had to cut it off my bumper.

and your a moron.. NEVER unless you absolutely have to, pull from a ball... and a 1/4" shackle??? even a 1/2" shackle is TINY, i would say 3/4" if not 7/8" minimum. the 2 i own are both 7/8 WTT. idk what the WTT means but its what you want to look for when you buy one haha

i think you were looking for something more like this.
http://www.allmetalssupply.com/image...0BOLT%20ON.jpg

or this
http://www.trailer-parts-forless.com.../10080003.html



15,000lbs isnt that much when you factor in a 3-4,000lb truck sunk in the mud or wedged between some rocks, and possibly a 7 or 8,000 lb truck pulling, then the forces exerted on the strap when they give it a good yank.

and he said caribener, but im 99.999% sure he meant shackle.
ok for 1. dont call me a moron. maybe ur a moron... those sizes i put up for the shackle/d-ring w/e u wanna call it, was just a off the top of my head geuss.. im in MI, if i was in FL i'd have a better clue of what exact size i use. and for the hitch it's self, i just posted that one to give a "general" idea of what to use.. i DID NOT SAY, that EXACT one... just one like it in general.. and i agree, perferably without the ball. go ahead.. hook up one of those rinky dink straps to say a mid 80's fullsize chevy sittin on 2 1/2rockwells plus 64in tractor tires buried pretty good... see how well it goes, hell go ahead n stick the pro-comp one on it also.. ill just stand behinde my ARB strap.. seen what it can do...n by far... it's the best.. especially if u have to ******, because it's made to stretch a little bit under pressure to prevent snapping.

anyways.. a couple things everyone should know for safe wheeling.
1. ALWAYS have a good strap
2. NEVER use a chain
3. put somthing over the strap when pulling/snatching
4. have a blast! :)

BTW: call me an idiot, call me a moron or whatever, i've been pulled/snatched with a 2 5/16in ball on my dodge, never had an issue.
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ok for 1. dont call me a moron. maybe ur a moron... those sizes i put up for the shackle/d-ring w/e u wanna call it, was just a off the top of my head geuss.. im in MI, if i was in FL i'd have a better clue of what exact size i use. and for the hitch it's self, i just posted that one to give a "general" idea of what to use.. i DID NOT SAY, that EXACT one... just one like it in general.. and i agree, perferably without the ball. go ahead.. hook up one of those rinky dink straps to say a mid 80's fullsize chevy sittin on 2 1/2rockwells plus 64in tractor tires buried pretty good... see how well it goes, hell go ahead n stick the pro-comp one on it also.. ill just stand behinde my ARB strap.. seen what it can do...n by far... it's the best.. especially if u have to ******, because it's made to stretch a little bit under pressure to prevent snapping.

anyways.. a couple things everyone should know for safe wheeling.
1. ALWAYS have a good strap
2. NEVER use a chain
3. put somthing over the strap when pulling/snatching
4. have a blast! :)
Why would you give advice that you don't know is correct? That top of your head advice could cause the OP to go out and buy a under strength shackle and majorly screw something up. If you don't know what your talking about don't give advice.
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Why would you give advice that you don't know is correct? That top of your head advice could cause the OP to go out and buy a under strength shackle and majorly screw something up. If you don't know what your talking about don't give advice.

that was bad on me, i was corrected... oops? end of story.
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BTW: call me an idiot, call me a moron or whatever, i've been pulled/snatched with a 2 5/16in ball on my dodge, never had an issue.
It only has to fail once for it to hurt someone. Spend the 50 bucks and do it right. This is exactly the mindset that gets people hurt. Just because the wrong way works more then once doenst make it ok. This applies to all sorts of things. When your dealing with 2 ton vehicles do it the Right way. Your life and others depend on it.

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ok for 1. dont call me a moron. maybe ur a moron... those sizes i put up for the shackle/d-ring w/e u wanna call it, was just a off the top of my head geuss.. im in MI, if i was in FL i'd have a better clue of what exact size i use. and for the hitch it's self, i just posted that one to give a "general" idea of what to use.. i DID NOT SAY, that EXACT one... just one like it in general.. and i agree, perferably without the ball. go ahead.. hook up one of those rinky dink straps to say a mid 80's fullsize chevy sittin on 2 1/2rockwells plus 64in tractor tires buried pretty good... see how well it goes, hell go ahead n stick the pro-comp one on it also.. ill just stand behinde my ARB strap.. seen what it can do...n by far... it's the best.. especially if u have to ******, because it's made to stretch a little bit under pressure to prevent snapping.

anyways.. a couple things everyone should know for safe wheeling.
1. ALWAYS have a good strap
2. NEVER use a chain
3. put somthing over the strap when pulling/snatching
4. have a blast! :)

BTW: call me an idiot, call me a moron or whatever, i've been pulled/snatched with a 2 5/16in ball on my dodge, never had an issue.
1) dont say never use chain and then say its fine to use a ball..
2) I don't EVER plan on pulling a huge mud truck on rock's out of a mud bog.. thats the job of another huge truck with an alcohol motor, think realistically.
3) a QUARTER INCH! could you not pull a better number out of thin air? for a shackle..
4) an ARB strap costs what? $90? $100?? I'll pass for now.
5)
d-ring

https://catalog.foothilloffroad.com/...20D%20Ring.gif

shackle

http://www.nates4x4.com/catalog/images/shackleCM.jpg


uhmmmm that is all?
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I have the 25 dollar walmart strap and i love it it works great. my cousin has on too and we were using them all the time we have never had a problem with them yet.
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I have the 25 dollar walmart strap and i love it it works great. my cousin has on too and we were using them all the time we have never had a problem with them yet.
Let me guess. Metal hooks at the ends?
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D-rings are typically welded on, rather than a Shackle, which has a pin and a cotter pin to attach to things on your truck (IE: hitches).

If you are using a tow strap (one with hooks), make sure to put a towel in the middle of it (or a coat, or something). That way, if one of the hooks fails, the weight of the towel or the coat will pull the middle of the strap down, and cause less of a recoil. That is only if you HAVE to use a tow strap.
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Let me guess. Metal hooks at the ends?
hell no its loops you guys tough me well
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Let me guess. Metal hooks at the ends?
yeahhhh....x2!
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yall can stop raggin' on the wally world straps haha

yall know what kinda **** i get myself into, and mine never let me down.

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do you see hooks? I don't so **** off.
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Thats a cute loofah Matt
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room mates.

same dip**** that took a shower and left the strap in there... i was trying to dry it out lol
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yall can stop raggin' on the wally world straps haha

yall know what kinda **** i get myself into, and mine never let me down.




do you see hooks? I don't so **** off.



haha thanks matt
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I think some of you guys need to go through and read this sticky again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ight=tow+strap

Also NEVER use a shackle to attach 2 strap together, check out page 2 from the sticky for the proper way.
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