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 Post subject: Rugged Ridge Winch Recovery Gear Kit First Impression
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:10 pm 
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http://ruggedridgeoffroad.com/jeep-recovery-accessories.php#recoverykit
• Durable Recovery Gear Bag.
• Heavy Duty 8” 20,000lb Snatch Block Pulley.
• Premium 2” x 30’ 20,000lb Recovery Strap.
• Premium 3” x 6’ 30,000lb Tree Trunk Protector Strap.
• Heavy Duty 9,500lb zinc coated pair of D-Rings.
• Winch Line Dampener.
• Pair of leather Recovery Gloves.

Just a quick lookover of what is in the box i have these impressions
Durable Recovery Gear Bag.
• Straps are straps they seem to be alright
• The bag is a touch small. Even with everything wrapped up as shipped it JUST fits in the bag. It might be a trick after unrolling the tow strap or tree saver.
• The Winch Line Dampener does not come weighted. It has pockets and states that you need to add atleast 5 lbs of weight.. both of those pouches are on the same side leaving me wondering how easy it will slide off of a line under weight.
• The gloves are pretty nice.. they fit my big hands with room to spare and are soft.

Overall im quite satisfied! I picked up this kit from Baseline 4x4 for under 100 bucks and a nice drive through the country.

for a budget kit i cant ask for more since buying these items seperately would have likely ran me closer to 200.

Thanks Baseline!

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 Post subject: Re: Rugged Ridge Winch Recovery Gear Kit First Impression
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:28 pm 
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i have the dampener bag. so far i have not had it come off. it has been used several times. it works fine but i would rather have a larger bag. i used about a 5ft section of chain as weight. i have also used rocks that were laying around. it worked fine just make sure you get the velcro hooked together good on it. oh and i now have some small steel plates that just fit inside the pockets for my weights.

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 Post subject: Re: Rugged Ridge Winch Recovery Gear Kit First Impression
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:54 pm 
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conviently ive got some spare 1/4" steel that toppers gona take soem chunks from.

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 Post subject: Re: Rugged Ridge Winch Recovery Gear Kit First Impression
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:56 am 
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lol. that sounds like what im using to. it was donated out of scrap from a job site.

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 Post subject: Re: Rugged Ridge Winch Recovery Gear Kit First Impression
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:16 pm 
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"Donated" huh?!

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