Originally Posted by MSCA
You should always try to "pull" another vehicle while in a forward gear, which basically means you should avoid recoveries using the front hooks. You're much better off attaching a strap to the back end and pulling the other vehicle if possible.
It is a WK2, so somebody will be pulling YOU out. Not the other way around.
And BTW, they work fine. I was pulled out by a Suzuki Grand Vitara using a Snatch strap. No problems.
The shirt or towel over the strap is always a must.
'11 WK2 Overland 5.7(Export)
Dark Charcoal, Dark/Light Frost Beige
730/1 NAV (REP)
(Built 21 Aug '10). Ordered on 22 Sept '10 and Delivered 25 Nov '10 in Dubai