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Old 01-15-2017, 05:55 PM   #1
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I just switched to a Featherlite trailer which is solid deck. I use rennline front and rear tiedown points on the 997.2, but with the solid deck, I don't think I'll be able to get to the rear points easily. Especially with a hot engine and exhaust. Thus, I've seen some nice padded straps that go through the wheels and attach to the ratchet straps. Can someone recommend a particular model.

I use the rennline ratchet straps.

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Old 01-15-2017, 06:57 PM   #2
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I like MAC's. They recommend 40-44 inch length for wheel straps. They also sell a fleece protector for the wheel strap.

https://www.macscustomtiedowns.com/p...ap/Axle-Straps
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Old 01-15-2017, 07:11 PM   #3
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I like MAC's. They recommend 40-44 inch length for wheel straps. They also sell a fleece protector for the wheel strap.

https://www.macscustomtiedowns.com/p...ap/Axle-Straps
+1 for macs. you can get them thru amazon as well.
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Old 01-15-2017, 07:28 PM   #4
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Length of strap can vary but at the minimum should be 2 x tire width + 2 x sidewall + a little extra to attach to the rings comfortably.
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Or you can buy the straps that are designed to go back to themselves and don't need axle straps. I believe Mac's has them.
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Old 01-22-2017, 12:39 PM   #6
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Seems like the complete MAC assembly designed to hook back on itself is $45 while the wheel strap with fleece sleeve is about $30, not much price difference.

Wondering if the quality is any different?

Also, my Rennline straps have hooks on the end but no mechanism to lock a ring into the hook - they rely on tension. I see the macs lock in; any worries with the rennline?
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Seems like the complete MAC assembly designed to hook back on itself is $45 while the wheel strap with fleece sleeve is about $30, not much price difference.
Thats 1x for the MAC and 4x for the Apex. In my math that is $180 vs $30.
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Thats 1x for the MAC and 4x for the Apex. In my math that is $180 vs $30.
I was comparing MAC to MAC. Yup, the Apex axle straps are much less expensive - although the protective sleeve looks much smaller. Will need to check it out.
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I was comparing MAC to MAC. Yup, the Apex axle straps are much less expensive - although the protective sleeve looks much smaller. Will need to check it out.
I have the Apex ones and the sleeve is long enough (and then some) to protect the wheel. I'm not concerned with the sleeve not covering all of the side wall
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I have the Apex ones and the sleeve is long enough (and then some) to protect the wheel. I'm not concerned with the sleeve not covering all of the side wall
Wheel/Tire Size?
I'm running 11x19 in the rear 305/30/19
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Wheel/Tire Size?
I'm running 11x19 in the rear 305/30/19
295/30-20

I'll see if I can get to the straps tomorrow and measure them for you. Or you can call/PM Clark and ask him.
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Clark said try the MAC brand.
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Here is how Clark's fit on mine to go along with what Linda said above.
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Has the argument that wheel straps can alter alignment been thoroughly debunked? I use wheel nets but wheel straps would be easier.
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