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#1 Z71 AST


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:55 PM

OK, maybe im the only one that doesnt know what these things are for, but what are the black straps hanging from the rear bumper of pickups for? I see them all the time hanging from different locations, and sometimes there is one, other times I see 2, and a couple times I have seen 3 or 4. These straps are usually hanging from company trucks, but I have seen them hanging from unmarked pickups with no logos or DOT numbers.


I would take a picture, but usually the only time I see them is when Im driving so I cant really get a pic.


Can someone tell me what those are for?

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:00 PM

Static discharge straps.

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#3 RyanbabZ71



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:01 PM

Static discharge straps.




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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:40 AM

Aka grounding strap. 


Aka so you dont get shocked when you get out of your vehicle sliding across the seat.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 01:21 PM

I don't see them in this area. I can touch an electric fence and it not bother me, but I've had some static shocks at the gas pump that plumb hurt!


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:02 PM

Static discharge straps.

+1 again

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:05 PM

Static discharge straps.

+1 again.  The welding trucks here in the plant I work in have to have them.  Possibility of gas leaks and sparks from static electricity in a gas refinery don't mix too well.

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