Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review of the RedRock 4x4 Premium Recovery Strap, for use with all 1987 and up Wranglers. Today, we're gonna talk through the construction and a few of the features of this strap. This is for those of you that are going off-road and want to make it easy for you to recover your buddy, or vice versa, when you get into one of those sticky situations. Even if you have a self-recovery winch, having one of these recovery straps in your recovery bag is always a good idea, just to give you some other options when you do get stuck.
Now, this is a recovery strap which is also known as a snatch strap. This is going to have a little bit of give, a little bit of stretch to it, and it's actually designed to start with a little bit of slack in the line, get up a little bit of speed, and use that momentum and that stretch to get you out of a mud hole or off of a situation where you're high-centered. That is going to be different from a tow strap. A tow strap doesn't have that stretch, and it's for exactly what it says, it's for towing. It's not going to have that give to it. A tree saver is going to be similar to a tow strap, where it doesn't have any stretch. That's going to be a much smaller strap that's designed to go round a tree for winching. So, that just explains a little bit about the difference between the different straps that you see on this site.
This is going to be for those recoveries, again whether you're high-centered or whether you're buried in the mud, this is gonna have a little bit of stretch to it, and it's a nice, long, 30-foot strap. That is plenty of strength for any recovery situation you might need it. This strap is a heavy-duty nylon material. It's 30 feet long by 2 inches wide and has a 20,000-pound pulling capacity. You can see on the ends here, it does have a little bit of additional material just to provide a little bit more protection on the actual loops of the strap. And it's a nice bright orange color, so you're gonna be able to see it, whether you're looking for it in your trunk area, in your recovery bag, or on the trail after a recovery.
Using a tow strap like this is going to be very easy, but you do always have to keep safety in mind. You always need to be attaching both ends of this strap to a D-ring that's one a shackle mount. Of course, the shackle mount and the D-ring also have to be rated for at least the 20,000-pound capacity of this strap, or you can, of course, use a tow hook. Even the factory tow hook on the Jeep, whether it be front or back can be used. But with a loop like this, you do need to make sure that your strap stays attached, and stays attached properly, especially as you're going from a little bit of slack in the line to pulled taut.
This strap comes in right around $30, which is pretty similar to a lot of other straps that you'll see on the market. And for something that you're going to be beating up, using out on a trail, I think that's a pretty fair price. I wouldn't want to spend a ton more on this because it isn't gonna last forever. Eventually, you are going to have to replace it. I think this is priced fairly for the quality that you're getting, and it's definitely gonna get the job done when you're out on the trail.
So, if you're looking for a fairly priced and quality recovery strap to help get you and your buddies moving again after getting stuck on the trail, I think this is gonna be a great option. So, that's my review of the RedRock 4x4 Premium Recovery Strap, for use on all 1987 and up Wranglers, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.