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Old November 14th, 2011, 01:22 AM   #21
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Not that it helps you any.... but I acquired a tow strap from the motor pool out here. I'm pretty sure if it's good enough for an up-armored HMMWV, it's good enough for me.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 08:31 AM   #22
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For those of you near Chelsea. my pal Jeff who owns Parts peddler on M52 has the nice ones with the reinforced ends up to 6" x 40'. I have a 4" x 30' I bought for my son and it was only like $65
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Old November 14th, 2011, 09:45 AM   #23
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Not that it helps you any.... but I acquired a tow strap from the motor pool out here. I'm pretty sure if it's good enough for an up-armored HMMWV, it's good enough for me.
Lol aquired... that term is used a lot in the military. The up armor straps are good quality but not the best.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 10:04 AM   #24
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i have seen the bubba rope used and was very impressed...
Looks like I might might be going with the Bubba rope. As its cheaper than the Master Pull and you can't get the Krissplicing ropes right now.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 10:08 AM   #25
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The company that makes Bubba Rope has been in the commercial and marine industrial rope business for years. Its definitely high quality stuff for a decent price.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 10:11 AM   #26
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Which size, length are you going? What's your rig weigh?
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Old November 14th, 2011, 10:27 AM   #27
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I've used Keeper brand straps for the last 20 years without any problems. There around $50-60 3x30 Keeper
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Old November 14th, 2011, 10:34 AM   #28
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Which size, length are you going? What's your rig weigh?
My rig should weigh in around 5000lbs. I was looking at the 7/8ths rope, itís the smallest one that they offer with a breaking strength of 28,600 lbs. As for length Iím undecided, I have a 20ft strap now and I like its length. However Bubba rope measures their lengths while under load, making it hard to compare to a regular strap.
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I'll repeat myself. Don't go with too strong of a strap because you will feel like you are jerking with a logging chain rather than get the benefit of the KE. My jeep weighs around the same and I never use a 3" (30,000#) strap. A 2" (20,000#) strap gives the right amount of stretch. If you need to jerk so hard that you risk breaking it, time to do a different form of recovery.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 10:51 AM   #30
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I've used Keeper brand straps for the last 20 years without any problems. There around $50-60 3x30 Keeper
Iíve used the Keeper straps and TSC specials for years too. I seem to get my fair amount of use out them as well. But with my current strap fraying Iím looking to try something new. Iím hoping that a rope will give more and be better for both vehicles and drivers. The one concern I have with switching is losing the ability to do those sharp little tugs, where you arenít that stuck or you donít have a lot of room to work with.
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Iíve used the Keeper straps and TSC specials for years too. I seem to get my fair amount of use out them as well. But with my current strap fraying Iím looking to try something new. Iím hoping that a rope will give more and be better for both vehicles and drivers. The one concern I have with switching is losing the ability to do those sharp little tugs, where you arenít that stuck or you donít have a lot of room to work with.
maybe keep a short TSC 20 buck job around for that?
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I'll repeat myself. Don't go with too strong of a strap because you will feel like you are jerking with a logging chain rather than get the benefit of the KE. My jeep weighs around the same and I never use a 3" (30,000#) strap. A 2" (20,000#) strap gives the right amount of stretch. If you need to jerk so hard that you risk breaking it, time to do a different form of recovery.
I fully agree with you. I’ve tasted my own steering wheel by some red neck in the dunes with a 6 inch strap, it wasn’t fun. However the 7/8 is the smallest rope that Bubba rope makes (that’s not for an ATV) and even the Masterpull rope has a similar breaking strength. I’ve watched some youtube videos and they seem to stretch quite a bit even when pulling out a lighter vehicle. I "think" that’s what makes the ropes different than a regular strap, ability to stretch like a 20k but have the strength of a 30k.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 11:20 AM   #33
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Wade don't you have an arb strap? I love my 3"x30' arb compared to the cheaper yellow ones I've used in the past. I've broken two 2" straps with my jeep which is pretty light id never run less then a 3" with the blazer. The arb seems to stretch pretty good but a bubba rope is probably where its at depending on the price

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Sounds promising. I'll be curious to watch you get stuck and give it a try.
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Wade what's wrong with your arb strap? I love my 3"x30' arb compared to the cheaper yellow ones I've used in the past. I've broken two 2" straps with my jeep which is pretty light id never run less then a 3" with the blazer. The arb seems to stretch pretty good but a bubba rope is probably where its at depending on the price
Then you are jerking the shit out of it WAAAAY too hard. That, or you are attaching it in a way it gets cut.
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Wade don't you have an arb strap? I love my 3"x30' arb compared to the cheaper yellow ones I've used in the past. I've broken two 2" straps with my jeep which is pretty light id never run less then a 3" with the blazer. The arb seems to stretch pretty good but a bubba rope is probably where its at depending on the price
its apples to oranges. No 'snatch strap' will pull like a KE rope
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Then you are jerking the shit out of it WAAAAY too hard. That, or you are attaching it in a way it gets cut.
Maybe your right but a 3" strap got me out both times. Then again the 2" strap was the cheaper yellow ones so maybe that's why they broke
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its apples to oranges. No 'snatch strap' will pull like a KE rope
I agree with that. The new arb that I have is suppose to stretch good for a strap and I think it works great but a KE rope would be nice as little tugs can generate a lot of stretch
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Old November 14th, 2011, 11:58 AM   #39
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I got two of my recovery straps from US Cargo Control. They're a quality strap and have quite a few for under $100. http://www.uscargocontrol.com/Towing...aps-Tow-Straps
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If he doesn't get stuck we can always see how well it tows you back to camp



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