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Today 06:56 PM
CrashFarmer2 What is it?

Where in the world is it made?
Today 03:27 PM
boothboy Static straps? Ya gotta have them!

BB

Heavy-Duty Static Straps | Gates Corporation
Today 01:16 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by CrashFarmer2 View Post
Type 101 Bugatti
That didn't last a day
Do you suppose the resemblance to the C1 Corvette hard top is coincidental?
Today 05:21 AM
CrashFarmer2 Type 101 Bugatti
Yesterday 07:08 PM
Dragonoake OK...
Let's see who can identify this little jewel
Yesterday 05:17 PM
496CHEVY3100 Don't know how well the straps work ,but I see a LOT of propane tanker using them might just be a company policy,??

back in the 90s we attached one to the bottom bolt on the axleof my Peterbuilt ,Suppose to jumble radar signal,,,it don't work on Vascar in Texas ,
Yesterday 04:15 PM
sprecher48
'bout them there straps;

back in the late 50's-early 60's if you had a taildragger you had to have those straps, as far as I know they started on old gasoline trucks and sorta became a fad after that tom
Yesterday 02:33 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
The thing is "normal" people will have them.
But those fads never last very long...
Remember the string lights and the windows tinted half-way up in the 80's?
Yesterday 02:31 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
I've heard that some people would hang rubber strips or wires from under their vehicle for 2 reasons.

1) To through off the signal from police radar.
Didn't Stroker McGurk or Arin Cee try that, and end up attracting dozens of cops?
Yesterday 02:06 PM
Dave57210 Urban myth: Unless you prevent the build-up of static electricity, you risk blowing up the whole neighborhood when refilling at a gas station. So the straps "ground the car" - no sparks - no boom
Yesterday 12:07 PM
MARTINSR The thing is "normal" people will have them. The one my son showed me a picture of was a stock Rav4 and the guy has them on his Civic too, totally stock otherwise.

I remember getting a shock now and then when I grabbed the door handle, can't remember the last time, decades ago. So why in the world would you need them now? Some kind of Urban myth on falling asleep, or protecting the computers or something?

It can't be getting shocked a the door handle, they're plastic!

Brian
Yesterday 11:48 AM
Too Many Projects As for why they would put them on.....look at the rest of the pic....looks like homemade skirts too. Just another way to add more blue bling and the reflectors probably look cool to the cars behind at night.

I see a new fad coming....
Yesterday 10:35 AM
harposrepair I can't think of anything to stump you guys with right now so if someone else has something go for it.
Yesterday 10:06 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
I've heard that some people would hang rubber strips or wires from under their vehicle for 2 reasons.

1) To through off the signal from police radar.
2) To release the static charge built up in the vehicle
that can make you sleepy when driving.

Don't know if it work or not. Never tried it.
Make you sleepy? LOLOLOL Ok, you are sort of right let's see what someone else says but I am going to give it to you. It's a "Static strap" but it is NOT so you don't fall asleep, a cup of coffee for that. But I'll give you it's for static electricity.

Brian
Yesterday 09:52 AM
harposrepair I've heard that some people would hang rubber strips or wires from under their vehicle for 2 reasons.

1) To through off the signal from police radar.
2) To release the static charge built up in the vehicle
that can make you sleepy when driving.

Don't know if it work or not. Never tried it.
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