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Awwww My gf bought me my first tow strap.

Plays For Jeeps

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Shes a keeper.

2"x20' 8500lb max.

Shes even bringing me to pick the new XJ up tomororw morning. :)

You guys wont fully understand my joy. Check out my first and current jeep.

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Awesome! Train 'em while you can. :D I've done the same with my girl.

PS: Make sure that the strap doesn't have metal ends/hooks.
 
1st

I hope you are kidding about thinking metal hooks were good.

2nd

Try linking to the picture only...not the whole thread, that most of us can't see anyway.

Rev
 
Rev Den said:
1st

I hope you are kidding about thinking metal hooks were good.

Rev
Me too! I refuse to use a strap with metal hooks. Then again, I only have 3"x30' 30,000lb recovery straps...
 
No I really wasn't kidding. Is there anyway to take the hooks off? I really dont want to make her feel stupid. Can I use the loop in the strap around my tow hooks or something instead of the hooks on the strap.

Thats why im a member, Too learn stuff like that. :)
 
you could always keep it if you just need to tow someone in the snow or something, theyre easier to hook up to cars/whatnot. Thats just what I would do to keep her from feeling stupid, and then just get the correct recovery strap for gettin people unstuck.
 
Yes, return for the correct thing. Print this out to make her feel better. Probably 95% of the people driving jeeps out there would not know the difference between a tow strap and a recovery strap ( a tow strap has no give to it, a recovery strap will stretch some as you apply power and then sort of help sling shot the stuck rig out). Ditto, you should only have loops at the end, not hooks. The reason you are returning it is to be safer and live longer. She need not feel stupid, that is what this forum is for - to learn before making deadly errors. PePe Le Pew
 
MoparManiac said:
you could always keep it if you just need to tow someone in the snow or something, theyre easier to hook up to cars/whatnot. Thats just what I would do to keep her from feeling stupid, and then just get the correct recovery strap for gettin people unstuck.
No way. I'd rather have to spend a few minutes extra hooking it up than have something fail.

Rev Den said:
better to be stupid and safe.
Rev
Again, I'll agree with Rev.


Search for a few. I own a pair of each of Warn's 3"x30' (Part #29899) and Procomp's 3" x 30' Recovery strap (Part #[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]330000) Both are good straps that I've never had an issue with.

Summit Link for the ProComp strap (I got my pair during a sale they had for about half the current cost): http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=EXP%2D330000&N=700+0&autoview=sku
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Plays For Jeeps said:
No I really wasn't kidding. Is there anyway to take the hooks off? I really dont want to make her feel stupid. Can I use the loop in the strap around my tow hooks or something instead of the hooks on the strap.
You don't need to make her feel stupid. Make it your own fault.

"yeah honey thats what I wanted but then those guys on naxja told me it wasn't good."
 
MoparManiac said:
you could always keep it if you just need to tow someone in the snow or something,.


RC touched on it....but allow me to reinforce his statement.

NO NO NO NO NO NO

straps with metal hooks have no business anywhere in the area of a recovery, ANY recovery.

Rev
 
You could always cut the hooks off. A good stout bandsaw would do the trick!

and on that note, good job getting the girl in on it. I've gotten my wife into it and she finally got her lifted XJ. She's happy as hell, and can't wait to get her out on the trail!

Eric
 
Rev Den said:
RC touched on it....but allow me to reinforce his statement.

NO NO NO NO NO NO

straps with metal hooks have no business anywhere in the area of a recovery, ANY recovery.

Rev


Any recommendations on straps for un sticking mall crawlers from snow banks then (don't laugh, I've actually had to do it before!):wave:
 
bjoehandley said:
Any recommendations on straps for un sticking mall crawlers from snow banks then (don't laugh, I've actually had to do it before!):wave:

Yup.

A strap with no hooks.

There is always a place to loop it.

I have been there, blowing snow, cold, wet, I know its a pain.... but responsability is not always easy.

Rev
 
Well I dunno it worked for me when I needed it to, and I'm definately not recommending using it for someone that is STUCK. I just used it to TOW a fullsize chevy van up a hill that couldnt get any traction. He wasn't stuck in a snowbank or ditch or anything, I was just TOWING him up a hill in about a foot of snow. It did however end up breaking on me when I got really stuck once. It was all we had and I would say I'm lucky that the hooks just stayed where we mounted em, so I learned the hard way to get a real RECOVERY strap.
 
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