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Old 12-02-2013, 09:07 PM
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So I am getting geared up to take my crusier down to Redline for a much needed mod. I am gonna tow it on a buddies trailer, one he uses for his ford tractor. I decided to tow it because the drive from Denver to the Springs in winter in a 40 is long and cold. And I want to see how the Tundra handles towing (really not worried about that, it towed a space shuttle). Plus I am toying around with the idea of going to moab this spring and figured I'd tow her out there so I want a feel for towing a vehicle. It's not my first rodeo by any means towing a trailer. But it is my first time setting everything up. I have my truck (2013 tundra) new brake controller installed and now I am looking into straps to secure my 40. Guessing I am gonna do a axle tie down setup with ratchet straps. I am looking at weights/capacities for auto tie downs and its starting to get fuzzy. The curb weight of the 40 is around 3500lbs. There are straps rated with a vehicle weight and breaking strength. Any recommendations on what works and isn't overkill also?
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:15 PM
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If your gong the axle tie down route I would think this should do the trick with a quick question to summit about max vehicle weight rating. They list 10,000lbs on the strap but don't say if its per strap or combined? 3500lbs seems light even for a 40 but I drive an 80 that has double that mass.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cmb-29-0012/overview/
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I've been searching for some good ones as well. What I've seen is the load rate for each strap then the breaking point. Normal will be around 3200lbs work load and 10000lbs break p. (bookmarks are good friends)

http://www.frontier4x4.com/Trail-Gea...pRatchetStraps

http://www.lodimetals.com/2-ratchet-...xle-straps-set

http://www.redlinestands.com/catalog...shipping-p-335

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultra-Pack-B...-/331069526990
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If your gong the axle tie down route I would think this should do the trick with a quick question to summit about max vehicle weight rating. They list 10,000lbs on the strap but don't say if its per strap or combined? 3500lbs seems light even for a 40 but I drive an 80 that has double that mass. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cmb-29-0012/overview/
I saw the same stuff on summit also. Which led me to posting this question. I think I am gonna make some calls tomorrow. I'll keep ya updated.
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I've been searching for some good ones as well. What I've seen is the load rate for each strap then the breaking point. Normal will be around 3200lbs work load and 10000lbs break p. (bookmarks are good friends) http://www.frontier4x4.com/Trail-Gea...pRatchetStraps http://www.lodimetals.com/2-ratchet-...xle-straps-set http://www.redlinestands.com/catalog...shipping-p-335 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultra-Pack-B...-/331069526990
Sweet thanks for be links, I'll take a look tomorrow.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:27 AM
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The 3,300 pound straps are more than enough. You should be using 2 in the front and 2 in the rear so you will have a combined load capability of 13,200 pounds.

You can also get these same straps for a reasonable price at Big R. If you buy them at a 4x4 place like High Country you will pay a premium.
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Fantastic, thanks Randy. I really appreciate it. I'll see what I can find for prices today.
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Just an update, I purchase straps from Lodimetal.com. $73.00 for a 3300 lb ratchet strap with a 12000lb breaking point. Plus 4 axle straps. They had a slew of options for strap color, length, ratchet arm length, even twisted hooks .
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I have used US Cargo Control in the past and I LOVE their quality and prices. Sounds like you got it squared away.
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