cheap snatch 'em straps

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 16:17
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Noticed Snatch straps for sale at supa cheap auto $44. Has anyone got any advice or comments on the quality of these straps.
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Reply By: Coops - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 17:55

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 17:55
Ya gets what ya pay for Bud !
If the likelihood of using it not very often then I can't see as how it would matter but if regular use is planned then I'd be going for the best available. Bear in mind that if you're pulling someone else out off the poo then you should use their strap anyways.
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Follow Up By: Member - Raymond - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 18:23

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 18:23
Hi Bud
I have to agree with Coops, you do get what you pay for. One member in the club had a cheap snatch strap, when being pullout the snatch tore at the stitching and did $2500 damage to the 80 series he was pulling out.
Ray
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Follow Up By: FAY-D-Away - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 19:19

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 19:19
Ray
How did the not to cheap (or was it) snatch strap did that much damage?
How about a comparative test. Is there a standard test for these straps? Bill
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Follow Up By: Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Thursday, Mar 06, 2003 at 09:45

Thursday, Mar 06, 2003 at 09:45
I was given a then nameless grey strap about a year ago by TJM up here to test to destruction. It must have had over a hundred pulls on it by now, and heavy pulls, demonstating pulling a vehicle bogged to the axles in sand. It still performs faultlessly and no sign of wear. I believe TJM now market these as "just straps".

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Follow Up By: Raymond Charlton - Thursday, Mar 06, 2003 at 13:21

Thursday, Mar 06, 2003 at 13:21
The strap that failed may have just been missed in QA. It was a Lion brand that let go
Ray
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Follow Up By: chopper - Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 21:21

Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 21:21
I've got a 'just straps' and have been very happy with it, cery little wear, and plenty of work
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Reply By: Bud - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 18:31

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 18:31
Thanks for the comments guys. Thought that would be the general opinion.




Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Moggs - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 19:04

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 19:04
It would depend on what brand - if it is a "Just Straps" brand then it will be good - we have used their straps extensively and can vouch for their reliability and quality. I would say if the brand is not identifiable then steer clear. Just because it is cheap doesn't mean it is no good - could just be a 'sale' item
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Reply By: diamond - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 20:59

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 20:59
i bouoght one off them at super cheap about 18mths ago used it about half a dozen times 4times on the sand rear rainbow beach and twice to get out or mud really stuck didnt have a problem with it
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Reply By: Savvas - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2003 at 09:26

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2003 at 09:26
Bud,

Super Cheap actually have a mix of brands that they sell, and from different countries of manufacture.

If the one you are looking at is manufactured in Australia by a company called Spanset, then go for it. Spanset actually manufacture a lot of the big brand snatch straps. The strap will have a spanset label with rating and some other info sewn into it at one of the ends. I know that Super Cheap have this brand in their range.

If the one you are looking at is manufactured overseas, then stay away from it.

I think that the biggest problem with Super Cheap, is their name.
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