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Old 06-08-2013, 10:12 AM
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yes the bungee straps work great! here's my testament: at my local drive on beach my dads suburban (2003) was stuck while towing 2 jet skiis. Thing is, the suburban was backed down the beach! (a little steeper than a normal boat ramp). Some dude now dubbed "jeep dude" pulled up in a old jeep cherokee from mid 90's bone stock, pulled out one of those stretchy ropes and snatched him out absolutely no problem. He said the trick was you need to do the ****** to get the rope to work right. You take off like a normal ******, and by the time your truck has pulled the rope out as far as it can, the rope will contract back to normal and pull the stuck truck out. Saw it with my own eyes, jeep dude is a badass for life.
Old 06-16-2013, 01:49 PM
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I use both I have to 15 ft chains and 1 20 ft strap. When hauling something like a log a chain is best I have seen ropes and straps chafe and snap, chains won't. As for a tree saver I guess the strap. There is a time and a place for both.
Old 09-30-2014, 12:16 PM
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I carry both, and a come-along. Never know what I'm going to run into. I like a chain for rigid strength, but a strap is compact and light. I also prefer a strap for pulling/towing others, it has more "give" for a gentler pulling experience.
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If i am by myself a high lift jack is my buddy but when i am with someone i would use a strap.
Old 01-20-2019, 12:28 AM
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For off road recovery, straps and shackles only. Never a chain or strap with hooks. I've seen too many break and send a hook into a tailgate/ windshield, etc. My opinion... i know chains have their purpose, but not in my rigs.
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