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Tow strap VS Recovery Strap

Tow straps are designed to be strong rigid straps, they're great for strapping things down or in winching situations (like a tree saver) but they do not stretch so if pulled on quickly they can snap. Recovery straps have a bit of a spring-like ability to stretch - it helps slingshot stuck vehicles - and lowers the risk of snapping.

3” wide strap are recommended for most midsized jeeps and suv as anything less might not hold up during a heavy recovery, anything wider may not stretch enough to help tug the vehicle.

Straps are rated on a working and braking stength, like winches its important to pay attention to the rating.