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Old 05-14-2014, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by TheJMC View Post
Congrats on your pull. I am sure you will do it differently next time. I have Super Duty hooks bolted to my hitch. Much safer.
Got any pics and/or a write up on how to install?
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Made Jalopnik: http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/pickup...881549/+travis

The commentators weren't pleased with your strap point though. haha
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Originally Posted by 2011XLT5.0 View Post
Check it out.
My 2011 XLT 5.0 Offroad. Only has a Daystar 1" budget level kit and 275/70-18 BFG A/T's.

Ford F150 pulls out semi at South Padre Island spi - YouTube
What rear end do you have 3.55 or 3.75
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Originally Posted by Apeman View Post
I have the D ring from Harbor Freight and have had no problems with it. It's rated for 10K but I personally wouldn't trust it with that weight. I think I've pulled 6500# with it with no issues.
Lol it's rated for 10k but the actual clevis probably isn't even 6.5k. A 3/4" clevis is rated for only 11.5k and they have a huge size difference.
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Your video is on the power block! I just saw it on Facebook
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Originally Posted by F150V8BigBoy View Post
What rear end do you have 3.55 or 3.75
It's 3:73 rear end. For those who decided to watch the video and ran to the last page..... I have read all the comments and am now fully aware of the catapulting 35lb ball, lives in danger at every turn, sand in eyes possibility. I will take it into consideration for any future pulls. Tough crowd.

Btw this was access 5 on SPI.
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There were 2 trucks pulling out the semi, not just one! I'm not a Ford hater either, I have a 2013 f-150 5.0. Just stating the obvious
You are correct. There WERE 2 at the start. Would I have left the 4 min video up, you would have seen that they simply tied 1 knot of an already broken strap to my front hook and it never had a chance.
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I use a tri-ball as my anchor point in the rear. and a loop around the shank not just a ball. As they are all welded on and the strap is secure so it will not slip off. I beleive the D-ring receiver is the best solution, however I do not do enough where the very slight increase in safety warrants the additional cost, etc. Most of my pulls are cars out of snow etc.
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Got any pics and/or a write up on how to install?
No write up, but here is a pic.
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Got it taken apart for you guys
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