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making soft shackles

Discussion in 'General 4x4 Discussion' started by red hilux, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. phs

    phs Well-Known Member

    if you modified the rated rope it's no longer rated, unless it's tested / certified ect
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  3. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member


    Rope rating is rope rating.

    It’s the knot that will affect the rating.
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  4. cam04

    cam04 Well-Known Member

    What do you need them for?
  5. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    Seems to by the way things are going now. Plus it makes my gear bag heaps lighter.

    I think they have been around for many years. But many on boats. They have only been on 4wds for a short time now.
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