I believe sliding one end through of each of the two towstraps is the best meathod. I agree it can be difficult to separate them. I've never not been able to get them apart. Two towstraps stuck together is better alternative to a flying d-ring.
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I'll add a pic later, 18" of snow in Vail today.
98 uzj100. Factory rear-ARB front locked 4.88's. ARB Bull, Warn 9000, Irbis rear bumper, Slee sliders and belly pan. OME t-bars w/863 rears, HID, XM