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Hi all,

I accidentally purchased an 11,000 kg snatch strap before reading that it should be 2-3 times the weight of the vehicle.

Seeing as how I would expect to use it lightly loaded (so GVM something like 2.5 tonnes), should I get a lighter one? Is it dangerous to use this one?
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You will be fine, it jsut wont be as soft of a stretch wen it takes up. I have 9k straps for all my gear and no issues.
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The force generated in a snatch is determined by how quickly the moving vehicle is decelerated by the stretching strap.

Snatch straps are (generally) nominally rated for 20% stretch, so an 11T snatch strap won't stretch as much as an 8T strap for any given applied force.

Arguably, if the strap won't stretch as much then the moving vehicle will be decelerated over a shorter distance, presumably in a shorter time, resulting in a higher peak force.

It will also all be over faster, so in addition to applying a higher peak force, it won't apply force for as long.

Will it lead to anything actually breaking? Only if you're stupid about your snatching operations, in which case you'll break any strap. I wouldn't change is for this reason.

Is it the best choice for recovering your vehicle? No. A more appropriately rated snatch strap e.g. 8T will apply less force, for longer.
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Thanks for the advice, that helps a lot.
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