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Yeah it's getting close to that time where we need to start getting ready for old man winter. In Colorado ...


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Old 08-06-2011, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Yeah it's getting close to that time where we need to start getting ready for old man winter. In Colorado the snow can start as early as September and people are always finding themselves in the ditch! So I picked up a couple of must have items for my Raptor to use when she will be rescuing the unfortunate. I got a 3"x30'x 30,000 lb. Smitty Built recovery strap from Outlawraptor.com (an FRF vender) for $27 + $10 shipping, cheaper then anywhere else I could find and really well made! Also a new item from Bully, a Cinch Bone that I got from Realtruck.com that was $19.95 but had a $20.00 coupon and free shipping so it cost nothing! The cinch bone makes it so you don't need a shackle with the recovery strap and protects the strap from knotting or cutting.
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my raptor is ready for winter 4 mag and 4 stud tire and all the strap.some year the winter start at october.:)
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Yeah it's getting close to that time where we need to start getting ready for old man winter. In Colorado the snow can start as early as September and people are always finding themselves in the ditch! So I picked up a couple of must have items for my Raptor to use when she will be rescuing the unfortunate. I got a 3"x30'x 30,000 lb. Smitty Built recovery strap from Outlawraptor.com (an FRF vender) for $27 + $10 shipping, cheaper then anywhere else I could find and really well made! Also a new item from Bully, a Cinch Bone that I got from Realtruck.com that was $19.95 but had a $20.00 coupon and free shipping so it cost nothing! The cinch bone makes it so you don't need a shackle with the recovery strap and protects the strap from knotting or cutting.
Hook us up with the coupon dude
Im always pullin out stranded chevy's so that'd be nice to have...


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My standard running gear has 3 straps of different lengths, shackles (different sizes), and a pretty comprehensive set of tools. Summer or winter - the shit just comes in handy.

Someone else started a winter thread (in August!) and something to add to the list is to have your Raptor underbody oiled to repel salt. A generous application of petroleum jelly to the aluminum rims will also prevent corrosion and washes off in spring with hot water.
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Winter??????? What dat????


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Honestly dude, I wouldn't touch that cinch bone with a 10ft pole... looks like nothing more than a projectile... Using tow straps is a lot more serious than people think. One thing to come loose and that thing turns into a lethal projectile. The driver of this truck died because they used a shackle to link two straps together. One strap broke and sent the shackle through the cab striking the driver in the head. All metal involved in tow straps should be connected to the frame/tow package (NO bumpers).





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Damn. That's crazy. I've seen very similar things happen, a semi with a load of bails was halfway in the ditch, hooked an f450 up to it with chain (dumbasses I know) of course the chain broke, big surprise, 3 links snapped and hit a guy in the leg and back. He was very lucky.


On a less serious note, fuck ya! Can't wait till winter!

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