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tow straps, tow hooks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    I noticed a 4 wheel parts ad in my last issue of petersons (subscription ran out, not gonna renew, gonna get a ck5 membership instead)......... anyway, I noticed a reciever hitch tow hooks for 10 bucks, and the reciever hitch shackle was more expensive........ would the cheaper tow hook be strong enough? I noticed 2" tow straps (20k lbs) and 3" tow straps (30k lbs)... which would I be better off getting?
    anything else yall can think of that I would need for recovery by another truck (I don't have the budget for a winch).

    All of this is for towing a HEAVY stock burb with a 14ff boat anchor out back and only 33" tires.................. BURIED in the mud..

    thanks,
    James :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
     
  2. Kamots

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    A highlift jack! Use it as a winch, takes a while to get anywhere but you can do it. You can also use a highlift jack to move you offa the highcenter or rock or tree your stuck against. And if your going places where no other vehicles or anything to tie off to, you get a pullpal. Pullpal is basically an anchor you put in ground upstream of your vehicle and tie off too. Works great.

    I dont like anything cheap when it comes to straps and hooks. Heavier the better. I've seen and heard of too many injuries and deaths due to cheap and faulty equipment (not to mention the misuse of equipment).


    Kamots
     
  3. resurrected_jimmy

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    get the reciever shackle, tow hooks let straps come off and can straighten out or break, IMO for a burb it is a waste of time to try and pull one out with anything less than a 3" strap
     
  4. BudTX

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    I'd get at minimum a 3" strap for a heavy vehicle like a Suburban.
     
  5. Leper

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    Agreed.... minimum 3" Typically the bigger the better. They are not cheap for the good ones, but how much is your life or body worth??
     
  6. 78Suburban

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    how would I attach a 3" strap to a reciever shackle? is it small enough to loop through?
    Should I go ahead and get something bigger?
     
  7. pauly383

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    You would use a the shackle , unscrew the pin , put the shackle through strap eye , and screw the shackle back to its mount .
     
  8. RootBreaker

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    shame im all out... (except for the one im keeping)... I was selling 1 3/4" wide tow straps that will fit into the receiver and you can use the pin to attach it..... 40' 4 ply rated at 47k..... $40 plus shipping..... usually less than $50.... people that have bought them LOVE EM....

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127154
     
  9. 78Suburban

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    Where did you get them.. there are a bunch of army surplus store around here, would it be worth looking there?
     
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    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    yeah id look there... :wink1:
     
  11. ntx78k5

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    Can sopmeone post up a picture of what you are talking about as well as how to use a highlift as a winch?
     
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