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shane

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I’m looking at replacing my ratchet tie downs for my car transporter/trailer.
Can anyone recommend a decent set suited to use with 10” wheels?
Been looking at over wheel types but would rather some feedback before making a purchase.
Thanks in advance

Shane


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If you look on eBay there are companies that do ‘recovery’ sets. I got one of these to make me a custom set in 38mm (rather than 50) and with the wheel straps a shorter length to suit Mini wheels.


shane

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Thanks Graeme,
That’s the sort of answer I was looking for. I have the usual/common length set and it’s a PITA at times.
Offhand do you know the length of your straps?
Thanks
Shane


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I've used Damar Webbing Products in Chesterfield, helpful and manufacture themselves so within reason you can have what you want.
Make sure you buy the soft wheel choke straps not the ones with the metal rings as these can damage/mark your wheels.


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shane

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Thanks Tom, is that the same for the chokes with the “protective” webbing pads attached?

Order placed, genuinely shocked with how cheap they are!

Shane

Edited by shane on 18th Oct, 2019.


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Yes the protective pads aren’t much use either. Get the soft loop wheel straps.


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You need to make sure to get the right length link straps. I bought the set in the link below last week and they’re ideal. The metal d ring sits on the tyre so no rim damage and I couldn’t find any cheaper.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=htt...%2F223068928095


shane

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I did look at those and similar but felt the 14” link straps were too long.
I contacted Damar webbing as per Tom’s recommendation and they are manufacturing me a set of short ones, and at only £4 each plus postage.

Shane


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On 20th Oct, 2019 shane said:
I did look at those and similar but felt the 14” link straps were too long.
I contacted Damar webbing as per Tom’s recommendation and they are manufacturing me a set of short ones, and at only £4 each plus postage.

Shane


That's good to know


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Now that name has been mentioned, I think mine are Damar too.
My wheel straps are about 10” and are the soft ones - just a loop at either end of the strap.


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On 20th Oct, 2019 adcyork said:
The metal d ring sits on the tyre so no rim damage and I couldn’t find any cheaper.


Hopefully they will work for you, I only damaged a wheels paint with them once before I threw the fuckers in the bin.


On 29th Nov, 2016 madmk1 said:


On 28th Nov, 2016 Rob Gavin said:
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You can just buy the bits separately. The straps are just straps and the links are just 1 ton endless slings.

I agree avoid the ones with the metal loops.

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