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Old 03-25-2016, 07:57 PM
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That's still wrong though Adam.
Never use the tow hooks.

Tie down with wheel straps is the best way.
Tieing above the suspension leads to broken parts and broken/loose straps/chains.
If it's a solid front axle and you don't have wheel straps use the axle and cross chain wherever possible.

Even in our IFS trucks it's better to use the LCA than the frame or tow hooks.

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Old 03-25-2016, 08:34 PM
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That's still wrong though Adam.
Never use the tow hooks.

Tie down with wheel straps is the best way.
Tieing above the suspension leads to broken parts and broken/loose straps/chains.
If it's a solid front axle and you don't have wheel straps use the axle and cross chain wherever possible.

Even in our IFS trucks it's better to use the LCA than the frame or tow hooks.

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I compress the suspension to eliminate bounce. Especially the heavy part of the vehicle.

Normally I chain rear frame first idle truck forward agianst the chains.. That will squat the rear.. Then chain front while idled against the rear chains..
Once front chains are set. Put truck in neutral allowing the truck to put equal force on chains front to rear then park.

If there isn't any good spots on the rear I do same thing with the front idle backwards and chain the rear axle..

If you don't load the suspension you risk damage to vehice, and load securement.. Due to compression of the suspension then hard stop on rebound.

I loathe hooking LCA.. It's a moving item.. No mater how tight you get it.. It still goes up and down.

Either you chain the frame down tight enough keep from bouncing or you use wheel straps
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No matter how much you tighten it down you will never load the suspension enough to keep it from bouncing unless you tie straight down and even then the amount of force needed would be ridiculous. It's hard to even do it with an atv.
And it's hard on suspension parts, chains, the tie down point, etc.

I've tied many around the LCA. Right at the ball joint end. Movement is minimal there.

But as I said, wheel straps are the best way and they aren't really that much. Over all easiest on the vehicle.

You don't even need straps. It can be done with chains-a little harder on the wheel finish though lol.
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:59 PM
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Oh no the tie down police.... While that might be the best way its far from bad. in fact its pretty good. If you read the regulation there are 2 that contradict themselves. One that calls that one point and one that calls that 2 points. Unless they finely rewrote them since its been several years since I bothered to read them.

Also do you see the chains behind the front tire too? He did a pretty good job.
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I use two straps up front, each around a lca, and two in rear, each looped around the axle. This may not be "correct" but it's never given me an issue...


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I use two straps up front, each around a lca, and two in rear, each looped around the axle. This may not be "correct" but it's never given me an issue...


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That's how I brought my truck home when it broke down except I used chains not straps. Had no wheel straps. 750 miles at 75 mph and it was solid. Cross chained at the axle, each front LCA with its own chain to the sides of the trailer.

How Adam had his chains in the 2nd picture is considered 2 tie down points and legal.
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Also do you see the chains behind the front tire too? He did a pretty good job.
There is not any chains directly behind the front axle... You're seeing the rear chains the pictures
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On another note why do you guys cover your plates in pics, on TV, etc in the US?

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I did it cause the camera focused on the plate and nothing else, ruined what I was after
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Ive always wondered the same thing. Makes no sense considereing you see hundreds of license pates per day while driving around. Maybe they're fugitives. Lol.
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Privacy.... Why dont we use our real names on here?
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On a different note although having to do with license plates. Here in Arizona you either have to be law enforcement, courts, MVD or a licensed private investigator to obtain ownership information via a license plate.

Here is the rub that was announced last night on the news, the state attorney general (Arizona) has brought forth some interesting allegations. The companies that contract to the state, counties and cities for speed, red light cameras ARE NOT licensed private investigators but have had access to this information to issue tickets on behalf of the state, county or city for speeding etc. It's going to get real interesting here in Arizona in the months and years to come......
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