i have a set of these ,but make sure they fit your spare tire...i never used them on my rig but a buddys ,lifted truck put wood under it ,changed the tire and put spare on ,when we when to lift the wheel up agin the high lift mate did not fit in the spare and left us with alot of work getting the truck off the wood under the truck
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I think carrying some sturdy ratchet straps is a good idea. Lots of uses for them. Can hold (secure) things in the truck, can be used to cinch the suspension to the frame, so it's easier to lift a tire off the ground (without the suspension dropping), can be used to hold broken parts together long enough to get off the trail.
2006 Tacoma TRD Sport Dbl Cab LB, 3" Revtek lift, 16x8 Eagle Alloys, 285/75R16 Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac, Shrockworks Sliders, Cobra 75WX ST CB, BudBuilt Skid Plates, Daystar Rear Bumper Guard, ARB front Bull Bar, Warn 9.5 XP winch, CO2 tank, Yaesu VX-6R Dual-Band Ham radio
What to bring depends on what kind of wheeling you intend on doing. For me, I wheel nearly everything from rock crawling to overlanding so my recovery tools are chosen based on that. Plus depending on the terrain I select other optional tools...
in order of priority...
1) HiLift Jack, D rings, & Kinetic snatch strap (not a tow strap)
2) Others with me on the trail who have good recovery points on their rig like myself.
3) bottle jack (stock item that came with my rig)
4) winch with sufficient pulleys, tree saver straps, & d-rings
However, since you specifically said 'self recovery' then definitely...
1) pull pal or some other winch recovery anchor
2) winch with sufficient pulleys, tree saver straps, & d-rings
3) strong arms
4) a sat phone or other device to call for help (spot, etc)
I also have many other things I bring (ratcheting cargo straps, hilift mate, hilift jack base, etc.
Last edited by off-roader; 10-29-2012 at 01:25 AM.
1989 SWB Montero (3.0L v6, rear LSD), 33" mudders
1996 Montero SR (3.5L v6, rear Locker), 35" mudders, 3.15:1 xcase crawler gears
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