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Thanks for this! I have searched YouTube and online for GOOD and PROPER ways to winch, but all I saw was videos of inbred yahoos tearing up their rigs and the surrounding environment...
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Excellent additions FJNewb! Thank You!


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Thanks for this! I have searched YouTube and online for GOOD and PROPER ways to winch, but all I saw was videos of inbred yahoos tearing up their rigs and the surrounding environment...
Same here! And 9 out of 10 never show a recovery damper (blanket) being used with a snatch strap.

With everyones additions on how to properly use what, I hope this will be a good one stop shop on what to use, how to use it, and how to do it "SAFELY."
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Advanced techniques - Using two winches:



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Good call! I'm sure there's one of these somewehre that was half completed and ignored, but oh well...

Here's My $0.02, regarding my favorite peice of recovery gear.... Instead of a recovery shackle in the 2" receiver, or the 2 on the bumper (If you have them.. I do, have only used them once) I HIGHLY recommend this "piece of kit". It's solid forged steel, and I put grip tape on mine to step up to the bumper/cargo bay in easy steps.

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Is the oem stock hitch receiver strong enough for this bit of kit ?
I am always concerned the receiver would fail and you would be launching a missile ...
otherwise... this is a cool .... and will add it to my recovery kit...
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Is the oem stock hitch receiver strong enough for this bit of kit ?

It's stronger than recovery points on the average bumper... I dunno if the OEM hitch is class 2 or 3, but either way, it's got 6 heavy grade 8 bolts into the frame rails.... The pin is the week point....


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It's stronger than recovery points on the average bumper... I dunno if the OEM hitch is class 2 or 3, but either way, it's got 6 heavy grade 8 bolts into the frame rails.... The pin is the week point....


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G'day mate.
Good point....
hmmm, thinks me needs one of these....
plus its a good step
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Strap used improperly kills two. Video over at LiveLeak. Graphic! NSFW.



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Great info, I'm definitely going to be referring to this thread before I hit the trails.
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