Originally Posted by 1/4_million_boy
so i had a party at my house and i have some property so me and my buddies went wheeling and i got stuck..... real stuck stuck over night. had a lifted diesel van and a old ford trying to than by buddy with an 03 7.3 tried to yank me out and still nothing all 4 wheels were off the ground and we got it out the next morning with a jeep with a winch. and from trying to get out so hard i spun the barrings so fast one cracked and one pretty much welded its self to the sleeve. and some how the bolt that goes in the bushings to keep the leaf spring on snapped and my bumper mounts got broke and a chain snapped and slammed my tail gate but just to get the wheel fixed and have all the new bushings put in was $470 so i learned my lesson. deffinantly shouldnt have done it with me and my girl moving in together. she is pissed. but if i didnt fix it i would have been F%$@ed
I highlighted the most important phrase in your posting in red. Why did I high light it. Well lets see I can guess you will were trying to snatch the truck with the chain.
A chain is not designed for vehicle recovery. Will it work for vehicle recovery yes it will. If it is a steady continous pull. Like when using a winch. But not for jerking. Lucky no one was hurt or killed.
Now am I saying a recovery strap would have been more usefull. Yes I am, why is that. Well a recovery strap when used right will actually stretch and rebound like a bunge cord. Thus causing less possibilty of damage to truck, injury to human, or death to human.
Now am I saying that a strap can't cause injury or death to a human, or damage to a truck. No I am not, but what I am saying if it is used properly then it will greatly reduce the possibilty of it happening.
Sorry to hear about your truck.
I am not bashing you, I just read your post and thought I would add some vehicle recovery safety. I hope you do not mind that I did so.