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After installing my winch I have been brushing up on using it by watching several u tube videos maybe twenty or more. I have built my kit by adding two snatch blocks three shackles a tree saver and a damper bag and gloves . I am going to replace the hook on the winch soon with a Pro link . Ill add a receiver on the rear soon also. Any other suggestions?

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Not familiar with how they are used?
 

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Thanks, Picked one up at lunch today. still wonder how soft shackles are used?:nerd
 

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They are used just like regular metal ones, but in a lot of cases they are lighter, stronger, and safer.
 

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Thanks appreciate the heads up. I have other things for self defense that work a little better depending on the situation, but big balls work too:)
 

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Not familiar with how they are used?
you can make your own for very much less than Bubba Rope ones. Lots of videos on YouTube etc

https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/4x4-off-road-tech/613418-soft-shackles-make-your-own.html

Just be sure to use certified rope not a Chinese imported rope from eBay

Or SouthEast Overland sell their own ones too and are great guys to deal with.
 

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One thing I have learned is never go cheap on gear you depend on. Thanks for the info.
 

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i also carry two snatch blocks and two tree saver straps (ARB Straps) i find that with two if you are in a situation that you can not get a good angle of pull that the second strap sometimes will help with the second block. i also carry a Pull-pal land anchor. in the desert in Arizona not a lot of anchor points sometimes to attach to. also recommend synthetic winch line much safer than steel cable.

Pull-Pal winch anchor, foldable land anchors for 4x4, Jeep, ATV, UTV, off-road, all-terrain-vehicles
 

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Thanks appreciate the heads up. I have other things for self defense that work a little better depending on the situation, but big balls work too:)


This made laugh so hard that I spit my coffee out. The soft shackles are very nice to have, and quick and simple to use. I was lucky enough to have Sarah( @ZerosFJ ) make some for me and they’re great.


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Just an update..today ill be installing a Factor 55 Flatlink grey. Ive figured ill get a bicycle lock on a steel cable and lock it down to the front steel bumper. I have two places for shackles... guy at the shop offered to stretch the cable at no charge which is great ill send some pics later. :smile
 

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I gave that consideration, the thing is where I shop for groceries there are a lot of "parking lot police bitties " that will claim they hurt their leg on my winch. The link would stick out just enough to supposedly bump a leg.
 
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