Trac-Grabber Tyre Traction Strap

Category: Gadgets & Tools
Price: $59.99
Total Reviews: 127 customer reviews
Average Rating: 3.1 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

You wouldn't hit the road without a spare tyre right? If you get a puncture you can throw that bad boy on and boom you're good to go. But what happens if you get stuck in the mud snow or sand? You need a Trac-Grabber Tyre Traction Strap! [Read more]

Top Reviews

And not getting stuck is better than having to get unstuck
by Amazon Customer Mike (5 out of 5 stars)
January 7, 2018

I have used Trac-Grabber's for 2 years now. I have a 1994 F-250 4x4 and I use them when the ground is soft with mud or covered in snow. Do they get me out of every stuck situation? - NO. But they have helped me a few times I didn't think they would. I'm putting my truck into some sticky situations driving it all over my property, so I try to have realistic expectations and these have exceeded them thus far. I have found that if I am not careful and I try to get unstuck TOO FAST, I will dig a much deeper hole much more quickly in the mud so SLOW AND STEADY is the key. My truck is not used on the road, so in the wettest part of the year I actually leave the Trac-Grabber's on the truck - it can be bumpy if the ground is hard and/or I go too fast, but I don't find myself spinning the tires nearly as much.... And not getting stuck is better than having to get unstuck. As an added bonus, the Trac-Grabber customer service is PHENOMENAL. I used their website to contact them on NEW YEARS DAY and I got a personal response with the answer I was looking for 2 hours later! I was blown away! I can't imagine better customer service from a company these days.
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Good Design. They Work.
by Big Ed (5 out of 5 stars)
January 6, 2017

My pickup truck was parked on a thick layer of ice in my yard, and it sank after a week or so of sun/thaw/pressure so that the wheels were sitting in nice little ice-cups. I tried chipping the ice out, using sand, boards, hay etc. I didn't have tire chains, but that was my last option. While searching for chains I found these. After reading some Amazon reviews I decided to give them a shot. At 1/2 the price of chains, they appealed to my penny pinching instincts. Given that I only needed them to get unstuck, doubly so. Putting these on was super easy. My truck has the custom wheels with the big star pattern with big gaps that are easy to reach through. I just threaded these around each of the rear rims/tires and strapped them tight. I fired up the truck, and within seconds I was out of my ice-cups and unstuck! These seem like they would work in most situations i've been in where I was stuck with tires spinning. When I was considering buying them, I was worried about the quality of construction, from the pictures the straps looked flimsy. Well, I was wrong! The straps are very heavy nylon webbing like you'd use for a tow-strap. The d-ring buckles are heavy duty as well, and these things are built tough. This was an excellent investment. Good design, Good performance.
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Good idea but not made well enough to actually work
by Kurt & Rikka (1 out of 5 stars)
March 4, 2018

I used these one time in thawing hardpack snow and the straps broke on two of them. Good idea but not made well enough to actually work.
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These got my truck stuck worse than it was.
by MG Greenville (1 out of 5 stars)
December 15, 2018

My truck got stuck in about 2" of mud so I strapped these cleats on and tried to ease out.... all these things did was dig a deeper hole. Now my back tires are up to the axle in mud. I would not recommend this product. I'm hoping I can return it for a refund.
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Important! Before you use it.
by roland kovalenoks (5 out of 5 stars)
February 15, 2018

To start with, they work amazing. I got stuck on the lake in deep snow. Put them on and drove out no problems, in fact, I drove for several miles and they were fine. My problem was they got so tight I was not able to remove them! I contacted the seller and what they wrote follows ( I tried it works flawlessly); Hello, and thank you very much for contacting us. We are sorry to hear about the difficult experience you had with removing your Trac-Grabbers. During use, the Trac-Grabbers can shift under the pressure causing the strap to become very tight. When that happens you will need to force the rubber back to its original position on the tire. This will then release the tension in the strap making it much easier to remove. If you are unable to move the rubber back try to slightly spin backward, the other option is to move your vehicle to where the tire is on top of the rubber block. This will also relieve the tension in the strap to make it easy to remove.
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Disposable.
by Steve12345 (1 out of 5 stars)
November 17, 2018

Shredded on first use, got me un-stuck but it's a waste of money if it only works once. Too expensive to be disposable one-time use item. Wont buy again.
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Got me unstuck, insanely difficult to remove, should include a screwdriver
by Winecharmer (4 out of 5 stars)
November 1, 2018

Well, they got the job done, but it took me longer to get them off the truck than it did to get unstuck! Got myself nicely ensconced in mud, on an incline, in a 2x4 Suburban XL (with posi/Z71, so that helped). Strapped these on relatively quickly, perhaps too quickly for one wheel which shucked the Trac Grabber within a few seconds despite being on as tight as I could get it. Fortunately saw it happen before it got too wrapped around the brakes/axle. Reinstalled and then worked my way out of my mud pit. Impressed at how relatively easy it was, though it required some gentle throttle manipulation to prevent simply digging a deeper hole. Bought the two pack of large SUV grabbers, perfect for this application (you only need grabbers on wheels getting power, though I think another two on the front might have helped me given the incline). The hard part came when it was time to remove them. As others mentioned, the tension on the belts goes way up once you use them; they were causing the tires to bulge! This kit should really come with a large screwdriver to pry open the buckle, and instructions on how to do that. I may have destroyed one of the belts getting them off (screwdriver tore it up getting grip). Took about 30 minutes to remove them. So, 4 stars because they got me free, but no 5th star for lack of an included beefy screwdriver, or any screwdriver (I guess they assume you'll have a spare good one? And keep it with the grabbers?) , and for how long it took to remove them. Can't say I have a better idea for how to make these remain as functional as they are and easier to remove, but then again I'm not in the design business. Not sure whether they'll be good for more than one additional use, too, as they got torn up in the extrication-from-mud process, as well as just removing them from the truck. Still way cheaper than a tow (likely $500+ from where I was located, 100+ yards from a road), even if only able to use them once. Likely to give these as gifts, with a screwdriver added to the package.
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Important! Before you use it.
by Mark W (5 out of 5 stars)
February 15, 2018

To start with, they work amazing. I got stuck on the lake in deep snow. Put them on and drove out no problems, in fact, I drove for several miles and they were fine. My problem was they got so tight I was not able to remove them! I contacted the seller and what they wrote follows ( I tried it works flawlessly); Hello, and thank you very much for contacting us. We are sorry to hear about the difficult experience you had with removing your Trac-Grabbers. During use, the Trac-Grabbers can shift under the pressure causing the strap to become very tight. When that happens you will need to force the rubber back to its original position on the tire. This will then release the tension in the strap making it much easier to remove. If you are unable to move the rubber back try to slightly spin backward, the other option is to move your vehicle to where the tire is on top of the rubber block. This will also relieve the tension in the strap to make it easy to remove.
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And not getting stuck is better than having to get unstuck
by roland kovalenoks (5 out of 5 stars)
January 7, 2018

I have used Trac-Grabber's for 2 years now. I have a 1994 F-250 4x4 and I use them when the ground is soft with mud or covered in snow. Do they get me out of every stuck situation? - NO. But they have helped me a few times I didn't think they would. I'm putting my truck into some sticky situations driving it all over my property, so I try to have realistic expectations and these have exceeded them thus far. I have found that if I am not careful and I try to get unstuck TOO FAST, I will dig a much deeper hole much more quickly in the mud so SLOW AND STEADY is the key. My truck is not used on the road, so in the wettest part of the year I actually leave the Trac-Grabber's on the truck - it can be bumpy if the ground is hard and/or I go too fast, but I don't find myself spinning the tires nearly as much.... And not getting stuck is better than having to get unstuck.

As an added bonus, the Trac-Grabber customer service is PHENOMENAL. I used their website to contact them on NEW YEARS DAY and I got a personal response with the answer I was looking for 2 hours later! I was blown away! I can't imagine better customer service from a company these days.
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Good Design. They Work.
by Amazon Customer Mike (5 out of 5 stars)
January 6, 2017

My pickup truck was parked on a thick layer of ice in my yard, and it sank after a week or so of sun/thaw/pressure so that the wheels were sitting in nice little ice-cups. I tried chipping the ice out, using sand, boards, hay etc. I didn't have tire chains, but that was my last option. While searching for chains I found these. After reading some Amazon reviews I decided to give them a shot. At 1/2 the price of chains, they appealed to my penny pinching instincts. Given that I only needed them to get unstuck, doubly so.

Putting these on was super easy. My truck has the custom wheels with the big star pattern with big gaps that are easy to reach through. I just threaded these around each of the rear rims/tires and strapped them tight. I fired up the truck, and within seconds I was out of my ice-cups and unstuck! These seem like they would work in most situations i've been in where I was stuck with tires spinning.

When I was considering buying them, I was worried about the quality of construction, from the pictures the straps looked flimsy. Well, I was wrong! The straps are very heavy nylon webbing like you'd use for a tow-strap. The d-ring buckles are heavy duty as well, and these things are built tough.

This was an excellent investment. Good design, Good performance.
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These got my truck stuck worse than it was.
by Big Ed (1 out of 5 stars)
December 15, 2018

My truck got stuck in about 2" of mud so I strapped these cleats on and tried to ease out.... all these things did was dig a deeper hole. Now my back tires are up to the axle in mud. I would not recommend this product. I'm hoping I can return it for a refund.
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Disposable.
by MG Greenville (1 out of 5 stars)
November 17, 2018

Shredded on first use, got me un-stuck but it's a waste of money if it only works once. Too expensive to be disposable one-time use item. Wont buy again.
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Good idea but not made well enough to actually work
by Steve12345 (1 out of 5 stars)
March 4, 2018

I used these one time in thawing hardpack snow and the straps broke on two of them. Good idea but not made well enough to actually work.
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Got me unstuck, insanely difficult to remove, should include a screwdriver
by Kurt & Rikka (4 out of 5 stars)
November 1, 2018

Well, they got the job done, but it took me longer to get them off the truck than it did to get unstuck! Got myself nicely ensconced in mud, on an incline, in a 2x4 Suburban XL (with posi/Z71, so that helped). Strapped these on relatively quickly, perhaps too quickly for one wheel which shucked the Trac Grabber within a few seconds despite being on as tight as I could get it. Fortunately saw it happen before it got too wrapped around the brakes/axle. Reinstalled and then worked my way out of my mud pit. Impressed at how relatively easy it was, though it required some gentle throttle manipulation to prevent simply digging a deeper hole. Bought the two pack of large SUV grabbers, perfect for this application (you only need grabbers on wheels getting power, though I think another two on the front might have helped me given the incline).

The hard part came when it was time to remove them. As others mentioned, the tension on the belts goes way up once you use them; they were causing the tires to bulge! This kit should really come with a large screwdriver to pry open the buckle, and instructions on how to do that. I may have destroyed one of the belts getting them off (screwdriver tore it up getting grip). Took about 30 minutes to remove them.

So, 4 stars because they got me free, but no 5th star for lack of an included beefy screwdriver, or any screwdriver (I guess they assume you'll have a spare good one? And keep it with the grabbers?) , and for how long it took to remove them. Can't say I have a better idea for how to make these remain as functional as they are and easier to remove, but then again I'm not in the design business. Not sure whether they'll be good for more than one additional use, too, as they got torn up in the extrication-from-mud process, as well as just removing them from the truck. Still way cheaper than a tow (likely $500+ from where I was located, 100+ yards from a road), even if only able to use them once. Likely to give these as gifts, with a screwdriver added to the package.

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