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Originally Posted by 95DRW4x4 View Post
It's best to have a recovery strap that will strech and one that doesn't have hooks on it. In many off road recoveries the pulling vehicle needs to be moving and the strap absorbs that energy , like a rubberband, and jerks the stuck vehice out. Chains and cables don't allow for this type recovery and that's why parts get broken and bent! Hooks on straps often become missiles and can go thru windshields. It's best to have "D" rings or some other type of secured fastener. Most stretch type recovery straps have loops on the end that can be secured on the vehicles tow hooks/points. A 4 inch strap at 40K is pretty hefty! I've used 2 inch 20K for pulling my Ranger (5K) for 16 years and it's never broken. I've even recovered full size K5s and F-series truck with it. Maybe a 3 inch 30K might be best for a heavy truck. You just want it to be able to strech a little otherwise you could use a chain!
What about length? I have to guess they come in different lengths, right? Or, are they all a standard (1) length?

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