When doing 4wd recoveries, you should always use rated reco gear Im trying to find out about soft shackles. You can buy 10mm rope say 9t rated, make your own soft shackle, so very easy to do what happens if it fails? regarding legal aspect as if someone gets hurt and things get damaged. if your part of a paid 4wd club? Far as I can see, the store bought shackles is rope rating.