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to stop a slingshot of metal, wouldn't it need to be a parachute sized shirt? ie: she'd need to be a really big chick. just sayin.
lol well the way it works is that if you are pulling a vehicle you are on the gas so if the rope breaks you are driving away from the part thats being flug at you... also, you're supposed to put the towel right in between the two vehicles... the weight of the shirt is more than just that one part of the rope so it will decrease the distance the piece is flung back the other way significantly ... fat chicks should always keep their shirts on ( thats another safety tip )
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Re: Tow Hook question

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lol well the way it works is that if you are pulling a vehicle you are on the gas so if the rope breaks you are driving away from the part thats being flug at you... also, you're supposed to put the towel right in between the two vehicles... the weight of the shirt is more than just that one part of the rope so it will decrease the distance the piece is flung back the other way significantly ... fat chicks should always keep their shirts on ( thats another safety tip )
Not only that, but it also helps to keep the rope/strap from flinging upwards like a whip and possibly shattering your windows or denting the body.
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If you have a hitch, you should have just purchased a hitch shackle. It's really the best option w/hitches.
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Re: Tow Hook question

Regarding the front tow hooks on the WK2, is that 1.5X its weight tow rating for one single hook, or using both at the same time. And if so, should you use two recovery straps....one for each hook to balance the load on the WK2 frame, or one looped through both hooks like a sling? Any input would helpful...thanks.
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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.
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