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Tow straps

I am finally going to upgrade the strap I have. It is a very limited use one....lol. I am guessing the best all around trail strap would be a 30 foot 30000 lbs strap. Am I right? I was looking at the procomps and they run about 70+ dollars from 4wheelparts is there any other place that I should look to buy or a different brand that may run a lil cheaper but still be good quality. I am on a college students budget. I am also looking at getting a reciever shackel. So if anyone has any suggestions or can point me in a direction to look I would appreciate it. Thanks!!!!

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Luke 4wheel parts sells a kit with everything hold on let me get you a link
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http://www.4wheelparts.com/4wp/packa...ParentPacID=48

Its $60 but i think its worth it. The receiver hook here is about as good as a receiver shackle.
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I thought they were weaker by a lot.
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Ebay. I've had good luck with a few recovery straps that I have bought from there. It is worth a look.
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I personally wouldnt trust a hook unless absolutely nessicary. rather use a ball. or attach to the bumper like my dumba$$ did and spend the next week fixing it






These were taken last spring. took me a week to fix it totally, had to have a buddy take one of my brackets to his metal fab shop and fix it cause i broke it. then with a 8ft 2x6, and muscle, and a ratchet i was able to fix it, looks brand new, ud never be able to tell.
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bumper - very bad idea
ball - only slightly better (what do we have a 250 pound rating??)
hook - scary - but second best to receiver pin only
best case - receiver shackle with a D ring

go with a 30' x 3" strap if you want to buy a new strap
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well a ball on a hitch reviever.... i happen to have one, I bought it for $50 off my buddy brian who boght a Lvl2, and got a hidden hitch so we took his off and put it on mine, and installed his at my house... i can no longer put a ball on my bumper, my ducky is in the way
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I have a 2 inch reciever so I can get away with just a pin. I guess the strap is the most important. I was looking for any suggestions besides 4wheelparts. I figured ebay but would rather buy a new one from a supplier. I already have one shackle but I just need the reciever part.
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I already have one shackle but I need the reciever part too. Let me know if you find one cheap.

I don't see a difference between a receiver hook and receiver shackle besides the strap can't fall off the shackle. Now a strap with a hook on the end is a different story because if the strap breaks the hook can fly but a receiver hook isn't going anywhere.
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i have two 3"x30' 30,000lb straps.

they work great.
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hmm will lifting D shackles work? and what rating should they be? I ask cause we must have 50 of em of all different weight ratings...
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i have the 2nd biggest ones, from tractor supply.

i think they are rated for like 50,000lbs.

something insane.
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I already have one shackle but I need the reciever part too. Let me know if you find one cheap.

I don't see a difference between a receiver hook and receiver shackle besides the strap can't fall off the shackle. Now a strap with a hook on the end is a different story because if the strap breaks the hook can fly but a receiver hook isn't going anywhere.
The difference is a weight rating. The shackle can handle a bigger load than a hook. How easily do you guys think that I would 2" x 20' 20,000 lb procomp strap?
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The difference is a weight rating. The shackle can handle a bigger load than a hook. How easily do you guys think that I would 2" x 20' 20,000 lb procomp strap?
Oh yeah I guess, I have been exstracted with mine before from a hole deep enough to bury my 35's.


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NEVER EVER EVER hook a strap or chain to the ball of a hitch when pulling some one out. I have personaly seen a ball come flying out of a bumper and indent the cab of a chevy abought 8 inches. recovery is not a joke and hooking to a ball can be down right deadly
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I have bought some things from Expedition Exchange
2 Asian gents working out of Cali - they love Range Rovers....
fast shipping, decent pricing - did I say VERY fast shipping
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