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nylon strap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by atvaddict, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. atvaddict

    atvaddict Registered Member

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    badfish4tail 1/2 ton status

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    I dont like metal straps :mad:

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    I think the metal hook ones would be fine if you just had to tow/pull a vehicle. Wouldnt use it to try to recover someone stuck. Ive used 2" x 30' straps and havent had major problems yet. But you also have to look at what your hook or where you attach your strap to are rated. My cousin had a tow hook rip off the vehicle he was hooked up to and it went through his windshield and pushed in the bench seat. If he had a passenger they would have got nailed in the head and most likely be dead. :eek1:

    I think 4wheel parts had a good price on straps if you want to deal with that hassle. Summit has a good price too.
     
  4. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    The only strap I have ever seen break had hooks on it (and the hooks are what broke, of course).
     
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    badfish4tail 1/2 ton status

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    I also saw the same thing!!! :doah: and thats why i dont like hooks.
     
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    3rdshiftdesign 1/2 ton status

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    i've seen plain ol' nylon straps tear up some sheet metal. make sure it's a quality strap and used properly.
     
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    when i was 16 i had a metal hook tow strap break and go through both layers of the barn door on my parents suburban :doah: :doah: trying to pull out a stuck buddy. try explaining that one when you get home
     
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    atvaddict Registered Member

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    no im not talking about the ones wiht hooks, i like the heavy duty ones with just sewn in loops.

    but yeah i could see how the flying hook could do some serious damage.
     
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    those loop ones are fine. Since you would be pulling away from each other I would go with the biggest/strongest.
     
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    just obviously dont put the loop on a trailer ball :wink1:
     
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    I had a tug-o-war with a 1/2ton sub!! guess who one?
    Yeah this guy------->Badfish :D
     
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    haha well hopefully my burb wont do too bad. i was at truck night at brookfield ohio..place called "fireball motors" its sooo badass we had a couple thousand people, and they had tug of war...it was great watching these guys in 4x4 s10s and rangers burn their tires off. i want to hold one at my house...5 bux to enter or something, it would be so much fun i think. i jsut want to laugh at a buncha stupid high school kids taht think their truck is all that :p:
     

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