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Will this recovery strap hold up?

I know it's in the wrong section.. but i wanted a quick answer possibly...

Would this strap hold up at all if I used it..?
15,000lbs breaking strength
5,000lbs safe working load

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Thats a "tow" strap. Look for a ****** strap or a recovery strap. A tow strap is not designed to be yanked on, as it doesnt stretch.
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Thats a "tow" strap. Look for a ****** strap or a recovery strap. A tow strap is not designed to be yanked on, as it doesnt stretch.
"The heavy-duty recovery / tow strap is used to rescue stuck or disabled vehicles. These recovery straps have exceptional strength with a 15,000 lb. breaking limit and a safe working load of 5000 pounds. Each recovery/tow strap is 30 feet long x 4 inches wide with loops on either end. Yellow high strength material is used to make the tow strap but yet the strap rolls up easily for compact storage. The tenacious stretching and recoil that comes from these recovery tow straps will help you get out of many binds. A 1 Year Warranty comes with every recovery/tow strap"
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Didnt read that. Its just that it looks like my backup tow strap. And it doesnt stretch worth ****. If I get tugged out with it, you can feel it slamming.

And with the 10 bucks shipping, you might want to look at something local. Do you have a Princess Auto near by? They are like 25-30 bucks there
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Buy it and let us know....

I would just buy a name brand strap that has been tested and proven and call it good. Why risk it? Or just buy some huge 50k lb. strap and then you'll be set too.
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Ya I have a princess auto here.. but the 4"x30' white straps are $89.99 plus tax... and the 3"x30' is like $70...

The only thing i'm worried about is the strength.. willit be strong enough?
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If you want a good one look at Pro Comp. Well worth the money.
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In all honesty.. it's not goona be used much.. it's a "just in case i get stuck strap" I have yet to be stuck, and i have JUST INSTALLED some tow points that I never had before.. so getting stuck wasn't an option before haha.. but are these rated weights enough????
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In theory they should be, but I hate buying something like that without being able to see/feel it. Looking at the picture of that one it looks more like a tow strap than a recovery (******) strap that is supposed to be stretchy...?
I recently bought a pro-comp 3"x30' strap. It was expensive but it felt well made.
Until then I had some other 2"x20' strap that lasted me years and dozens of pulls. I have only been stuck twice myself, used a strap once and a winch the other.
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Meh... I'll try this one out.. if it breaks then so be it.. then I'll fork out the money for a GOOD one.. but i just don't feel like dropping this money on a strap when it really won't be used often.. and since i've never been stuck.. but it's a just incase sort of thing.. like if i'm stuck in snow for some reason this winter..I'm not planning on being up to my rockers in gumbo mud or anything... cuz my tranny would break before the tow strap would haha!
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i spent 25 bucks on mine at walmart a and its 30k lb one and it has never let me down
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Looks like mine, got mine at a Homedepot I believe. I forget the weight limit but I've used it a few times and even once in a losing tug-a-war...I lost... damn 4cyl
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"The heavy-duty recovery / tow strap is used to rescue stuck or disabled vehicles. These recovery straps have exceptional strength with a 15,000 lb. breaking limit and a safe working load of 5000 pounds. Each recovery/tow strap is 30 feet long x 4 inches wide with loops on either end. Yellow high strength material is used to make the tow strap but yet the strap rolls up easily for compact storage. The tenacious stretching and recoil that comes from these recovery tow straps will help you get out of many binds. A 1 Year Warranty comes with every recovery/tow strap"


N offense... but all I read was blah blah blah blah becasue I saw the 5000lb workin load. I spent about 80 bucks on a 30k strap literally back in 2002. IT finally gave up to the ghost, and it's not totally broken, just frade at the end. Let me see your 5k workin load strap hold up to a 8ft root ball with a 4lo full throttle assualt from a chevy 1500... I was poppin that thing at 20mph and it would sling shot the truck backwards!! I might skimp on a lot of things to save a few bucks, but pony up the money and do it right, a broken strap flyin will ruin your day!

Don't think a strap won't whip like a chain.... Thing broken bungee cord!
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like said about over just go to walmart or some place like that and pick up a cheap on that is 20 or 30k i spend 20-30 dollars on mine and it works great and never let me know
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like said about over just go to walmart or some place like that and pick up a cheap on that is 20 or 30k i spend 20-30 dollars on mine and it works great and never let me know
But what kinda quality are those from walmart for 30 bucks? The procomps are like 100 bucks!
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Just cause it cost more does not mean it is better.
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I agree, but I've never had good luck with cheaper knock off versions
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i got a pepboys one it did fine when i was stuck on my frame rails in mud i think it was only like 20 bucks it got me out so i was happy
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