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Old 9th October 2017, 02:23 PM   #1
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Tire straps?

Has anyone tried using tire straps like these for towing? They go along the tread of the tire, up one side and down the other.

They use three J hooks, one each in front and behind the tire and then a third for the ratchet.

Car Carrier Wheel Strap w/ Wire Hooks & Adj Rubber Blocks & Ratchet - 4 Pack

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Old 9th October 2017, 04:54 PM   #2
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Re: Tire straps?

it's perfect, that's what I use
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Old 9th October 2017, 06:05 PM   #3
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Re: Tire straps?

I put e-track on the trailer floor, and use straps like these.

They work really well for low, tight-clearance cars like the SLC.
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Old 10th October 2017, 06:22 PM   #4
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Re: Tire straps?

That's what I use, except my straps have the attachments that go directly into the e-track. Works good for low ground clearance and places where you don't want to hook onto the chassis or parts.
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Old 10th October 2017, 11:20 PM   #5
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Re: Tire straps?

Thanks for the recommendations. Paul, your photo answers another question of mine (does the ratchet need to be inline with the other two hooks).

Has anyone used them with a narrow 155x13 tire?

I have a metal trailer with holes in the bed, so I use J hooks instead of an e-track.
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Old 19th October 2017, 11:40 PM   #6
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Re: Tire straps?

BTW, this is what I currently use. It's a combination of a single strap with something like an axle strap that wraps around the top third of the tire. It's easy to use as long as there's clearance for your hands.
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