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post #1 of 12 Old 02-23-2008, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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Stuck vehicles?

I was just wondering what/how you guys attatch a strap to FWD or unibody cars when trying to pull someone out of the snow for instance? I've seen some people recommend axle straps, but most of those don't have much of a working weight limit so I would like to find another way. I also found a site that sells tow truck equipment and was looking at the bridles that they have, but couldn't find a working weight limit on those so I'm not sure if they are to be used to pull someone out or just to strap a vehicle down.

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on most cars their is many locations that you can put a T hook into, I would not suggest pulling off of a aluimnum a frame, they will bend but a steel a frame is good to go, I use a chain for pulling cars/trucks out. Hope that helps

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i just use my strap, it has a 10,000lb pull strength on it.


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Go to your local farm supply store, get the strap with the picture of a combine on it lol. Will work for any application

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Guess I should have explained more. My reason for this question is that a few weeks ago my girlfriend got her car stuck in the snow at the end of my driveway. Tried pulling her forward but the driveway was pure ice so all I did was spin. So went ahead and tried to find a spot on the back of the car (Saturn Ion) to hook up to and it was a royal pain. Had to shovel out underneath the car and wedge myself under there just to reach a suitible spot to attatch a strap to.

I went ahead and have already bought a 2" recovery strap and a 2" tow strap, now I am just looking for a way to easily attatch these straps to a car etc.... I guess overall I am being lazy and don't want to have to lay in the snow/mud if I don't really need to.

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i like the tow straps and on cars i hook to the axle

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Alot of these cars have slots for T hooks, then you could use something like this: AWDirect.com - BC-17 Gade 40 J & T-Hook Chains

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look around and some towing sites, like TrucknTow

Just need to make sure when you get on the gas and take the slack away that that strap won't lift up into the body or bumper cover and cause damage.
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