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Old February 24th, 2006, 11:45 PM   #1
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Worth the money?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/20-X-...40054508QQrdZ1

This auction is for a new Tow Strap of 20 feet long, 3" wide.



Which puts this strap about 26,400 lb (12 Ton) breaking strength.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 11:48 PM   #2
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Found a better one.. hmmm


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/30-2-...ayphotohosting
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Old February 25th, 2006, 02:44 AM   #3
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Go to TSC ( tractor supply co ) and buy yoursef a real strap 6" x30' is around $100 I got a 3"x20' for $40 40,000 lb rating
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Old February 25th, 2006, 02:46 AM   #4
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Go to TSC ( tractor supply co ) and buy yoursef a real strap 6" x30' is around $100 I got a 3"x20' for $40 40,000 lb rating
i got the 4" x 30 ft im preatty6 happy with it... the 4" was 96 i almost got the 6" but it was A LOT more ..
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Old February 25th, 2006, 02:50 AM   #5
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only better ones I've seen are the ones the concrete trucks have 8"x25' those are the shit i used ttwo to put my jeep on the semi at work before, wish i had a pic of the crane holding my jeep 12 feet in the air by two nylon straps.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 09:38 AM   #6
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You don't want a strap that big for normal extraction because those straps are designed to be used on heavier vehicles. The whole point to a strap is the stretch. It cushons the yank and builds the pulling pressure.

A strap that large wouldn't stretch and would act more like a chain.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 09:44 AM   #7
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I want to know how they calculate 26'400 pounds to be 12 tons. Isn't it like 13.2?
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Old February 25th, 2006, 09:59 AM   #8
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Maybe it's the chinese metric system
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Old February 25th, 2006, 10:04 AM   #9
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Maybe it's the chinese metric system
Actually its the regular metric system.

1 metric ton = 1000 kg = 2205 lbs.

2205 x 12 = 26460 lbs.
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Actually its the regular metric system.

1 metric ton = 1000 kg = 2205 lbs.

2205 x 12 = 26460 lbs.
Ah, shoulda known... stupid standard tons...
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I knew it was the evil metric system....
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Old February 25th, 2006, 12:18 PM   #13
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Id be sorta careful about buying a strap on Ebay.. I bought a 3x30x30.000lbs strap and busted the stiching on the first pull.. It came from California so it would cost me $20 to send it back and i doubt it would be covered..
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One thing to learn NEVER go cheap with recovery gear It could cost someone there life. Jsut go to Tsc and get one for all you know the guy could be selling you a lifting strap and he could think its a recovery stap
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Old February 28th, 2006, 03:39 AM   #15
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What about the ARB Snatch Strap 24,000LB Snatch Strap is 3" x 29'? I just bought one and luckily havn't had to use it yet.
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Old February 28th, 2006, 05:44 AM   #16
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http://www.realtruck.com/category-su...ow_straps.html

heres a whole page of straps to fish through from cheap to not so cheap
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Old February 28th, 2006, 06:13 AM   #17
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Since it's already gone......the real reason not to buy that strap for recovery....is......it's a hoist strap....not a snatch strap....therefor....no stretch and pull. It'd be fine for towing but would feel like you had a chain attached the first time you hit the end of it trying to pull someone out.
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Old February 28th, 2006, 06:54 AM   #18
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If you live in SE detroit, buy Vulcan straps direct from the factory. They supply all the tow businesses around here and they are made/sold in Northern Detroit.

Schaefer Road about 1 mile north of 96.
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Old February 28th, 2006, 07:13 AM   #19
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If you live in SE detroit, but Vulcan straps direct from the factory. They supply all the tow businesses around here and they are made/sold in Northern Detroit.

Schaefer Road about 1 mile north of 96.

I am not positive as it has been a long while, but I think this is the strap that I bought at my local car quest... VERY nice strap and cheaper then TSC too, which car quest is normally pricey by me i have found. I have a 6" x 100'
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