Snatch Strap Test

Submitted: Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 21:44
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Very interesting reading


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Reply By: jdwynn (Adelaide) - Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 21:53

Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 21:53
Thanks CLC50

Anyone know the date of the test?

Cheers JD
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Follow Up By: Member - Tim - Stratford (VIC) - Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 22:40

Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 22:40
Test was back in '03...I think, maybe June/July.


Tim
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Follow Up By: jdwynn (Adelaide) - Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 22:42

Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 22:42
thanks Tim

Well that's too old to be relevant in my books.

Cheers JD
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Reply By: Dave from P7OFFROAD Accredited Driver Training - Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 23:13

Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 23:13
Yeah, probably out of date, certainly all of the big players have fully revised their ranges lately.

It is still interesting reading in regard to the testing technique.

I recall a few manufacturers getting upset by the story and coming out with their own NATA approved results.

As a snapshot it's probably worthwhile, but to only test a single strap from each manufacturer doesn't pay much regard to 'scientific method'.
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 08:42

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 08:42
Good point about only testing one strap.
If they tested at least five, or even ten, from each manufacturer, and dropped the worst and best example from each manufacturer, it would give a 'fairer' result as a typical example.
But then who carries more than one or two straps, but just gets one off the shelf to put in the back of the car?

Interesting how the Kaymar and supercheap straps have the same packaging (from the same wholesaler?) but came up with slightly different results.
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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 08:52

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 08:52
Also notice that the ARB 9,000 & 11,000 were stronger when wet ! These are the only straps that were listed as being stronger when wet. Wonder if they got their numbers back to front ? If they did then the whole test regime is suspect.
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Reply By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 08:10

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 08:10
Hi CL,
Still on dail-up, took 6 mins after I pressed 'OPEN' on the little box with the paper that floats from one side to the other.
Puter does its clickety clicking then nothing..........

Not being too puter savy I dont know where to find the article.

Keeping in mind that I have not read this article and am only assuming its content, it may still be of relevance as I carry 3 straps and one of them is at least 5 yrs old.

Probably a few on this forum would be packing and occasionaly using older straps.

Cheers.....Lionel.
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Follow Up By: CLC50 - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 08:42

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 08:42
Hi Lionel
Try copy & paste the link below,They both work for me ,best of luck.

http://www.cc4wdclub.org.au/uploads/forums/snatchstraptest.pdf
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Reply By: robak (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 14:32

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 14:32
it seems their recomendations are purely based on whether the strap exceeded it's own rating. Which might not correct.

If you consider that the first thing you want to fail in a recovery is the snatch strap, then having a strap that exceeds it's own rating is not a particularly good thing.

Also, more attention should be given to the elasticity of the strap. The ones with only 15% stretch will cause a greater pulling "shock" to car's components then ones whose stretch is 20% or more. yet some of these 15% straps were classed as recomended.

R.
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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 14:56

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 14:56
That confirms something that we often suspect of the people who write the articles for these magazines !
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