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Old 07-24-2006, 04:37 PM   #1
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I am sick and tired if ratcheting tie downs that have cr@ppy action, have difficulty releasing and the webbing is easily cut or damaged.

What brand or manufacturer do y'all use? I am on my 3rd set in less than a year.
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I am sick and tired if ratcheting tie downs that have cr@ppy action, have difficulty releasing and the webbing is easily cut or damaged.

What brand or manufacturer do y'all use? I am on my 3rd set in less than a year.
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:56 PM   #3
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Check out this Ebay auction

Mackie Enterprises

I bought a couple of sets of these for my Harley and have had great luck with them tieing everything down. These suckers hold stuff down!!! Guy is great to do business with as well. He has some 1" straps too if you think 2" is a bit much for your needs.
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:15 PM   #4
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Tie downs for quads or something heavier?
I bought my tie downs from Walmart for my quads. 4 years and they still work fine. I don't wrap them around anything sharp.
For my buggy I got the big yellow ones that are rated at 10,000lbs each. No problems after 2 years.
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:22 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 2BlueHeelers:
I am sick and tired if ratcheting tie downs that have cr@ppy action, have difficulty releasing and the webbing is easily cut or damaged.

What brand or manufacturer do y'all use? I am on my 3rd set in less than a year. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Boy 2BH...I've had the same tie-downs for over 15 years now and they still pack a punch- but they're not the racketing kind...get 'em from my buddy the Honda dealer, and never have had a problem (can't remember the name of them...popular in the MC world and I'm getting old- in combination from those brain cells I keep trying to kill off in the process...I guess I could go lOOk! Nauuuugh! )

You must some type of tiedown devil, you...good for you- to wear out tiedowns at that rate only means you're havin' fun.

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Old 07-25-2006, 07:13 AM   #6
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Keep em out of the dirt and sand, and a little WD40 helps out too.
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:52 PM   #7
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These are the kind you want, they last forever & good ol USA

http://www.powertye.com/index.php?cPath=24&osCsid=24db8...1e5dc5af1a81244d 16f5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dieseldude:
These are the kind you want, they last forever & good ol USA

http://www.powertye.com/index.php?cPath=24&osCsid=24db8...1e5dc5af1a81244d 16f5 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Thanks for the link......I have those cheap POS from China Freight and was looking for replacements.

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Old 07-27-2006, 04:04 AM   #9
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Thanks for the reply folks!
I do get lots of use since I take the toys out at least every 2-3 weeks. The tiedowns I have been using were from Home Cheapo and Kragen and just didn't have the construction to last. I do have to watch the "sharp spots" as that was the death of one pair. I guess I never thought about using WD40 or any lube and will keep that in mind as well.

Thanks for the links guys, I will orde a couple of pair from each and run 'em thru the busy fall season and report back later. Many, many miles coming up w/ trips down to Rowdy, SoCal3, Pismo and Glamis planned for the next 4 months plus the short trips to Sand Mountain and MoonRocks!

Off subject (hijacking my own thread!!!)
I am in San Antonio on biz and flying in I see hundreds of miles of what look like abandoned oil wells and THOUSANDS of desert trails winding and interconnecting with each other. I know its only wishful thinking, but what a poker run that would make!
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2BH...Buy the good ones, they don't need WD lube, grease or anything on them that is going to attract dirt or sand. If they fall in the dirt just shake them off. You always get what you pay for.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dieseldude:
2BH...Buy the good ones, they don't need WD lube, grease or anything on them that is going to attract dirt or sand. If they fall in the dirt just shake them off. You always get what you pay for. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Bought the PowerTyes both with and w/o the soft tyes...and in Kawasaki green to match my V.
Very VERY NICE!!! Thanks for the tip!
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