Hey, what's up, guys? Ryan here from ExtremeTerrain, and today I'm here with the ARB orange recovery damper. Now, currently, this product is coming in right around $37, which I think is pretty reasonable for what you're getting, very nice design, very well constructed. It feels heavy-duty, and honestly, it looks pretty good.Now, this is something that's very easy to use. It's something that's very useful when you are out there on the trails and you're doing recoveries. So when you are doing a recovery, whether you are winching someone out, pulling yourself out, using a tow rope, tow strap, anything you're doing, you're putting a lot of tension on those lines, straps, whatever it is. Now, that tension, if it happens to break, that line is going to go somewhere. What these bags are designed to do is absorb all that energy and make that rope, or whatever you have, fall to the ground. So this is a weighted bag, and it actually has Velcro as well. So what you can do, you can put it over the line, Velcro it to it, and it's going to stay there. So if the line happens to break, what this is gonna do is just make it drop to the ground. It's gonna distribute and release all that energy.Now, one of the main issues, you really don't have this issue with recoil, at least life-threatening recoil with a synthetic line. Now, a steel line is gonna store a ton of energy, and if it does happen to break, that recoil, that backlash can cause a serious amount of damage. So that's something that this is really gonna be useful for, and that's something that you want to be well aware of when you are using a steel line.This has a very nice design. It's very bright orange, and it actually has these reflective strips in it, and that's gonna be great for if you're doing a nighttime recovery. You're really gonna be able to see this, and it's, kind of, it's gonna add to that whole night visibility aspect of it. This is made of heavy-duty vinyl, so it's not really gonna store water. It's gonna shed water, and it also is a weighted bag, so it's gonna add that initial weight. It actually has storage pockets on the inside, and this is gonna be great if you want to store a snatch block, D-ring, shackles, whatever you have. That's gonna give you a little bit of extra storage in there, and it's also gonna add a little bit of extra weight to whatever you're trying to hang this thing on.So, overall, I think that if you're looking for that added peace of mind, that added security when you are doing a recovery off-road, this is a very affordable option to go with. It looks really good. And like I said, just with the reflective and orange material, you're gonna be able to see it at night if you're an avid nighttime off-roader. And overall, it's a very well made product.So with that being said, that is going to wrap up my review. For more videos and products like this, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
Storage Pockets to Keep Snatch Blocks and Shackles
Silver Reflective Tapes for Visibility
Safety First. The ARB Orange Recovery Damper is designed for to prevent harmful damages from cable recoil while winching during recovery. In case of cable or rope failure, it absorbs most of the energy in the cable and reduces recoil and possible damages due to a cable back firing into your Jeep.
Rugged Construction. The ARB recovery damper is manufactured from heavy-duty vinyl and comes with storage pockets to keep snatch blocks and shackles for extra organization while being stowed. It comes with silver reflective tapes for visibility during night.
Application. The ARB orange recovery damper offers universal application and is perfect for use on steel cable winch lines on your 1966-2023 Jeep CJ and Wrangler model.
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Jim H, 2010 Jeep Wrangler JKWeb Development My dad would always take me trail riding in the Pine Barrens as a kid when I lived in South Jersey, so I’ve always been into four wheel drive trucks and Jeeps. When the time came for me to get a vehicle, I picked up an old Cherokee. I still have that old Jeep strictly for offroading, but after a few...