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3", 4", or 6" recovery strap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88Silverado, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. 88Silverado

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    3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

    What is the average size recovery strap for a Blazer.
    I found a new 3"x30' 27,000lb for $40.
    Dont know if its large enough or not.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. heavy4x4

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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

    That's what I've got for my 'burb. It should be plenty for most situations, yet not indestructable mind you. I think I got mine for $35 2 years ago.
     
  3. Fubeca

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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

    This is like asking how big is big enough in other areas /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
    Someone is inevitably going to say get the 12.5 incher cause bigger is better!!
    I think 3" is a good size for a blazer.
     
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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

    i have a 3" 30 foot 33,500 lb keeper strap...paid like 80 bucks for it...its paid for itself after having pulled out about 4 fords and one s-blazer..
     
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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

    I've pulled several cars, s-blazers, a fullsize blaze and a couple pickups out of snow banks and mud with a 2"x20' keeper strap. Paid I think $20, so the 3x30 for $40 sounds good to me. I'd buy one if it where that cheap locally /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

    for some reason I want a keeper 6in 60,000lbs strap /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

    I got a 4", 40000lb strap because it was on sell about 9 years ago, still going strong.
     
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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

    I got a 4", 40000lb strap because it was on sell about 9 years ago, still going strong.
     
  9. ben427

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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

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    for some reason I want a keeper 6in 60,000lbs strap

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    Thats what i have, i kept breaking the rest. I have two of those and some 25 ton crosby clevises.
     
  10. jekbrown

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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

    i can see peeps who like overkill running 4" straps... but 6" is just silly... not to mention that it wouldnt fit in my shackles.

    j
     
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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

    6" is not silly. We have broken 4" straps before. None of us ever have winches so slack is commonly involved in removing rigs from deep mud.

    My question is, how do you guys clean your straps? Is it ok to run them in the washer? I always run mine in the washer, but it has started to come apart. Not sure if this is from use or from the washer.
     
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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

    hmm i usually just run the hose over mine and call it good..
     
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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

    Start with a 3" strap and collect other sizes as the years go on. I have a nice selection 2" 3" 4" and 6" i carry with. Its nice to have the different widths and lengths for all the situations i get in.
     
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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

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    hmm i usually just run the hose over mine and call it good..

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    Dirt cuts the fibers though...I would like to know the best way to protect it.

    Burbboy, your rig is sweet! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif I hope sometime I'll get a trailer and come up and do some wheelin' with you. Looks like you guys do some fun back woods stuff like we do here.
     
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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

    BurbBoy, how do you like your milemarker e12000lb Winch???
    Thanks,
    Andrew /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

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    6" is not silly. We have broken 4" straps before.

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    ok, let me rephrase... for the way that I use snatch straps, 6" is silly. I dont go boggin and as discussed in another recovery thread, I dont mind breakin a sweat with the shovel. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    j
     
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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

    So far the only thing i dont like is that there is no drum brake for free spooling. So it makes a mess of the cable when you freespool. This shouldnt be a problem when i replace the cable with some nice non-galvanized stuff. It will be a lot more flexable.
     
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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

    So basically if you don't power out, you get a rats nest?
     
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    Re: 3\", 4\", or 6\" recovery strap

    yea pretty much. Its getting better now that the cable has been used a bit but it still sucks.
     

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