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    Selling Goose Gear Universal Plate system

    Is that a piece of plywood with a coat of Line-X?
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    How did you pick what size hilift jck you have?

    You're not saving tons of money buying a 48" and why a man would carry around a 48" and 60" stanchion is beyond me. There's a fine line between "good enough" and "not enough".
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    How did you pick what size hilift jck you have?

    Buy a 60" - you won't regret it. Great as a jack and the extra length is a godsend if you need to use it as a come-a-long. If you just HAVE to have a 48" jack and you're worried about suspension droop compensation then use a tree strap and Jack to lift when you "Jack and stack" or use a...
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    Winch, rope and winch bar limitation calculation

    ? A 2:1 - with incoming leg and outgoing leg of line at 0 degrees to block sheave and hook at vehicle - results in a traveling block. The lines share the load equally. The block will of course see a multiplier of 2 or a doubling of the load. The block and mounts on the truck - no matter where...
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    Winch, rope and winch bar limitation calculation

    You're not "doubling the power" of the winch.(That would be "magic") You're effectively "half-ing" the weight of the load in RELATION to the winch.(whatever load must be moved) This is in a 2:1 pull. But remember, whatever load is being "lessened" by the the snatch block(s), in relation to the...
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    Is this a decent recovery setup?

    Join a club -as in get time behind the wheel off the highway. Never said all club members were knowledgeable instructors. Just be careful hiring anyone to "teach" you this stuff. Unlike road racing schools or HPD - off road driving instructors do not carry credentials. And certainly don't rely...
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    Is this a decent recovery setup?

    My personal opinion, knowing MANY I4WDTA "certified" instructors? Save your effort and money. Read, read, read! Jim Allen's 4 Wheeler's Bible is a great book to start with! Many'a COI at schools is based off this book. Get active in a 4x4 group. Anyone - and I mean anyone - can pay their fee...
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    lift mate stress on tire bead

    I'll post some pics of the strap and ratchet "method"...
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    lift mate stress on tire bead

    In several years of teaching the use of the lift mate I think on,y one time did it contribute to the "de-beading" of a tire. If you've placed the face of the device 100% on the sidewall AND you are aired down quite a bit you maaaaaaaaaaaaaay have a problem. Next time just place the face 50% on...
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    Getting Stuck & How You Got Out? Need Some Help!

    Not needing a winch in 30 years? I suppose one wouldn't "need" 4wd or even a car for that matter.
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    Considerations when upgrading from wire to synthetic rope

    We used a blood knot once and then tried a double eight. Both worked - they do create a good bit of heat and any knot compromises strength and throws WLL number out ofthe window at the knot but in the middle of a pull and in the middle of nowhere when you don't have time for a splice it works...
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    Considerations when upgrading from wire to synthetic rope

    Out of curiosity - where did you get your information regarding "frozen ice crystals" and their danger towards poly line? I'm well aware of sand and dirt...
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    Winch options: TS9500 vs M8000

    One more thing - don't get what I call "winch brave". You go out and bolt a winch to your truck and start looking for stuff you shouldn't be driving because you think - "It's alright. My winch will get me out."
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    Winch options: TS9500 vs M8000

    Use your floor mat as a line damper, a piece of carpet, a jacket, etc... Superwinch gave us a **** ton of "line dampers" and we had a hard time giving them away. (There's a box of 30 or 40 of them molding away in storage.) The last thing most people want to carry is another piece of gear they...
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    Mantec Bridging Ladders

    Find a good a mil. surplus dealer and buy old Marsden Matting. It's aircraft landing mat made of aluminum. It's what every aluminum "bridging ladder" is modeled after. You can usually get in 10' sections and cut it in half. It's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay cheaper!
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    Considerations when upgrading from wire to synthetic rope

    It's very odd - in fact downright unheard of - for poly to "freeze" to the point of failure. I would bet money that the the "extreme" cold was a coincidence of some other failure. Thor at Viking is a stand up guy and certainly knows his sh$!. He's seen it all and heard it all. Are you positively...
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    Considerations when upgrading from wire to synthetic rope

    I like it because it's stronger, lighter, easier to repair in the field, and safer. But that's just me.
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    A few questions on recovery gear

    We're on the same page. Yeah, it's all about the situation and where you're stuck.
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    Considerations when upgrading from wire to synthetic rope

    Those delrin rollers are slick!
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    A few questions on recovery gear

    Where in my above comment did I say that I use a tow strap in kinetic recoveries? Like I said - when I TOW a vehicle as a means of recovery I do so with a tow strap. When I use kinetic energy to strait a vehicle I use my KERR. Maybe you didn't see that in my prior post? Where you drive and/or...
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