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ShockStrap Ratchet Tie-Down Straps w Shock Absorbers - 2" x 9' - 2,000 lbs - Qty 2

ShockStrap Ratchet Tie-Down Straps w Shock Absorbers - 2" x 9' - 2,000 lbs - Qty 2

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Shock absorbers ensure these straps stay tight around your motorcycle, UTV, or other cargo so that even toys with bouncing suspensions stay put. No need to pull over and re-tighten. Zinc-coated double J-hooks resists rust. 6,000-lb Max load. Lowest Prices for the best ratchet straps from ShockStrap. ShockStrap Ratchet Tie-Down Straps w Shock Absorbers - 2" x 9' - 2,000 lbs - Qty 2 part number 297-9RSDB can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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ShockStrap Ratchet Straps - 297-9RSDB

  • ShockStrap
  • Manual
  • 6 - 10 Feet Long
  • Trailer
  • Truck Bed
  • Double-J Hooks
  • Soft Ties
  • 1501 - 2000 lbs
  • 1-1/8 - 2 Inch Wide
  • 2 Straps

Shock absorbers ensure these straps stay tight around your motorcycle, UTV, or other cargo so that even toys with bouncing suspensions stay put. No need to pull over and re-tighten. Zinc-coated double J-hooks resists rust. 6,000-lb Max load.


  • Shock absorbing ratcheting tie-down straps let you secure cargo in your truck bed or trailer
    • Great for tying down UTVs, motorcycles, construction materials, farm equipment, and more
  • Built-in shocks absorb impact to ensure constant tension, even if your load shifts
    • Urethane-based material stands up to extreme temperatures, saltwater, moisture, oil, fungi, and most chemicals
    • Sturdy Grade 8 bolts and nylock nuts hold shock in place
  • Ratchet mechanism makes it easy to tighten down each strap and maintains tension
    • Plastic-coated handle and release lever ensure simple, safe operation, even if you're wearing thick gloves
  • Double-J hooks secure to anchor points
    • Extra-wide hooks are spot-welded to prevent separation from straps
  • Corrosion-resistant yellow zinc chromate coating on steel hardware holds up to hot, cold, and wet weather conditions
  • Durable polyester webbing is UV resistant and withstands abrasions and water absorption
  • Black color
  • DOT approved


  • Dimensions: 2" wide x 9' long
  • Safe working load limit (WLL): 2,000 lbs
  • Maximum load (break strength): 6,000 lbs
  • Quantity: 2 ratchet straps
  • 2-Year warranty

Note: Tie-down straps must be chosen according to their safe working load limit (WLL). The weight of the secured cargo must not exceed the combined WLL of the straps being used. For example, if you are using straps with a WLL of 500 lbs each to tie down a load weighing 1,000 lbs, then you need at least 2 straps to safely secure that load. It is recommended that you always use straps in pairs.

ShockStrap Ratcheting Tie-Downs

These one-of-a-kind ratchet straps from ShockStrap are great for nearly any application, from securing your cargo for your next weekend getaway, to strapping down your favorite toys on your trailer. The 9' length of the straps is perfect for securing farm equipment, like cattle panels and water tanks, or for tying down a motorcycle or UTV in your truck bed or trailer.

ATV tied down using the ShockStrap ratcheting tie-down

Unlike traditional straps, which don't stretch or contract, these tie-downs are uniquely designed with built-in shock absorbers that allow the straps to maintain constant tension on your load as you travel. This is great for bikes and UTVs, which have suspension systems that can compress and rebound when you travel rough terrain.

Built-In Shocks

The webbing of standard straps can't stretch or contract to absorb impacts. As a result, standard tie-downs might become detached from their anchor points, or they may become slack around your gear as the load shifts.

Close-up of shock on the the 2-inch ShockStrap ratcheting tie-down

But these ratchet straps each feature 2 built-in urethane shocks that are designed to absorb impact and to allow give. This ensures that the tie-downs stay taut and won't loosen over time. The built-in shocks help to keep the tie-downs from coming loose or failing, which could result in lost or damaged gear.

In addition, the shocks ensure a longer life for the strap webbing. If you use these to tie down a UTV, for example, the constant compressing and rebounding of the UTV's suspension during travel can wreak havoc on ordinary straps. The webbing is likely to experience more wear and tear as it rubs along your gear. But the ShockStrap's shocks absorb these jolts so that the webbing of the tie-downs stays put instead of wearing over the edges of your equipment.

Easy-to-Use Ratchet

Close-up of open ShockStrap ratchet

Each tie-down features a commercial-grade, field-replaceable ratchet that is easy to use. To release the ratchet, grab the oversized handle and pull on the release lever. The release lever is positioned on the outside of the ratchet to ensure safe and easy operation, even if you're wearing gloves.

How to Use the ShockStrap Ratchet Straps

To use the ShockStrap ratcheting tie-down strap, first attach one of the sturdy double J-hooks to a desired anchor point. Then stretch the strap over your cargo and secure the other hook to a point on the opposite side of your truck or trailer. Each hook has a wide opening, making it hassle-free to maneuver and attach the hooks to your anchor points.

ATV tied down in a inclosed trailer by a ShockStrap ratcheting tie-down

Soft loops, which are on both sides of the strap, can be used to tie down a piece of equipment that may otherwise be difficult to secure. So instead of using the hooks, which may scratch or scuff your toys and might be difficult to run through or around other cargo, you can easily cinch each tie-down around your gear. Just wrap a soft tie around the axle of your UTV or around the handlebars of your motorcycle, and then secure the tie-down to your anchor points as usual.

Once the hooks are in place, tighten the webbing around the cargo and activate the shocks. To tighten the strap, crank the ratchet mechanism until the webbing is taut around your load. Be sure not to overtighten the strap. If your hand cannot fit between the shocks and the safety strap, the strap is too tight.

To activate the shocks, tighten the strap a bit more, stretching the shocks until light is visible through the bolt holes in each shock. In warm climates, the shocks can stretch up to 2", while in subzero climates you may only get about 1/2" of give.

Finally, after tightening the webbing and stretching the shocks, make sure your cargo is completely secure and then tie off any extra slack.

Additional ShockStrap accessories can be added to help with load securement. Use the ShockStrap strap latches (297-2STY - sold separately) to secure the hooks on these tie-down straps to anchor points, ensuring that the hooks won't pop off while you are securing your load or while you are traveling.

Strong, Durable Construction

The sturdy, UV-resistant polyester webbing of these tie-down straps has a high tolerance for abrasion and water absorption.

The shocks are made of urethane, which can withstand elements such as sunlight, saltwater, moisture, oil, fungi, and most chemicals. These shocks can function in nearly any temperature, holding up to hot and cold weather conditions without losing elasticity or becoming unyielding or brittle over time.

The rust-resistant, yellow zinc chromate coating on the ratchet and hardware holds up to the varying weather conditions.

Close-up of the safetystrap on the 2-inch ShockStrap ratcheting tie-down

A safety strap is also built into each tie-down to provide peace of mind should something happen to the shocks. This safety strap ensures that if the tie-down is used improperly, overloaded, or unduly stretched, your cargo will remain secured.

9RSBKP Shock Strap Shock Absorbing Ratchet Tie Down Straps - 2" x 9' - 2,000 lbs - Qty 2

Replaces ShockStrap 9RSBB

Video of ShockStrap Ratchet Tie-Down Straps w Shock Absorbers - 2" x 9' - 2,000 lbs - Qty 2

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for ShockStrap Tie-Down Straps Manufacturer Demo

Fred: Hi, this is Fred and Tris for the Shockstrap. Today we're going to do a pull off and show you exactly how we work compared to our competition. And again, Shockstrap itself, once you've stretched it and engaged it, that bottom hook doesn't come loose as you'll see shortly. And one of the things that we compare ourselves to our competition, a lot of folks like to see the size of the hooks. As you can see, most big box stores, this is what you get, and ours obviously is oversized. That comes into play when you've got a big quad, a side by side or even motorcycle handlebars.

The little hooks just don't typically go around them. So what we did on our machine, so that we literally could show you a direct comparison side by side, we had some little half inch pipe welded on here just to make it blatantly obvious how it works. We've got it tight, and the first thing we're going to do, and then we'll talk about a few other things, but Tris, let's just go ahead and act like we're hitting a washboard road, it's honestly a speed bump it could happen, and see what happens. You ready That . I know that looks too easy. Right there with you folks, but if you knew how tight this was.Tris: There we go.Fred: Literally, that is a guy thing where you're ...

we've got this tight on purpose. Actually, if you look at ours you're going to see a gap here, we hardly have ours stretched at all, but we really wanted to show you hitting the bumps and what happens. I don't want to belabor the point, most of you know, if you've had straps that they can come loose or come off. And again, most of you know, that if you have our straps, it's got a two year warranty, but we have customers out to 10 years on them now. And, once you engage them, that hook doesn't come loose.

As a matter of fact, Tris has one from 2006, tell them about it Tris.Tris: Had an individual come into our booth at a trade show and say, "I think you guys would be interested in this, bought this in 2006 and when I use it on my snow machines and on my quads, when I'm not using it I throw it in the back of the pickup, so in the winter it's buried in the snow, and in the summer the suns beating down on it", he says. So, here's an example of one that's seven years old and now it still works. We put it on the machine and it does everything that a brand new one will do.Fred: It is amazing, he gave us a pair of those, in fact we gave him two new ones to trade him. He didn't even want to trade those out at first. He literally was saying, "But they still work".

We had to say, "Buddy, you're not going to get five more years out of them, so please let us have them", real story. In fact, I had one recently a lady named Diane from California, her husbands a long-haul trucker, and she does travel with him and he's always trying to teach her how to tie knots and said, "Fred, I'm not a knot tier, I will never be a knot tier, I use your straps I just set them, they work, we go down the road". Recently she say, "I needed to buy more, in fact he's the one that asked me to buy more". I quizzed her a little further, I said, "But I thought he was a rope guy". She goes, "You know what, he wants three 19 footers for himself, so I think you just won him over". It's always nice to have those stories, and Tris was in Miami recently at another dealer and this is another funny story.Tris: I walked into this shop, it was a motorcycle and four-wheeler shop and I asked the owner of the shop if he had time to watch a video and I had to Shockstraps in my hand. And he saw what I had and he says, "I don't need to watch any video" and he says, "How many cases of those straps do you have with you, I've been looking for them and I can't find them".Fred: He has been a dealer years ago and we got him back very quickly. So, the other thing that I didn't mention as I was showing you the competition, if you ever get the chance when you're going to go buy straps, look at our packaging and look at theirs. If you flip theirs over on the back, it typically says right on there in black and white on the bullets, every 30 to 50 miles pull over and adjust the tension on the strap. That's true, there is no doubt, they do come loose, or quite frankly they may be off. You won't see that on ours folks. That bottom hook never comes off. Tris, let's just pull this again just to show people. You may see it flex, as you can see, obviously the Shockstrap working, but that bottom hook just stays tight doing exactly what it's meant to do. There's always tension on that bottom hook. So, we told you about real customers. We certainly told you we have a two year warranty, we haven't mention that it's 6 foot, 10 foot, and 19 foot, and black and red. It's all in the stretch, Shockstrap. Thank you.

Customer Reviews

ShockStrap Ratchet Tie-Down Straps w Shock Absorbers - 2" x 9' - 2,000 lbs - Qty 2 - 297-9RSDB

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (116 Customer Reviews)

Shock absorbers ensure these straps stay tight around your motorcycle, UTV, or other cargo so that even toys with bouncing suspensions stay put. No need to pull over and re-tighten. Zinc-coated double J-hooks resists rust. 6,000-lb Max load.

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Great, quick service. Thank you. 791806

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Fantastic straps - they do not loosen up over rough roads. Great buy! 734370

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I would not pay extra money for this product again as I'm not sure what the expandable piece really does. I've used it for a motor cycle and afraid if I ratchet too tightly, I might break a part of the cycle. Also, the fixed part of the strap is too long. 673061

After using the straps for one year and on motorcycles, atv and utv I still feel there are not worth the price charged for this product. I am more convinced the rubber is a gimmic and not necessary if the user knows how to use ratcheting straps properly. I also quit using them on a small cycle trailer as the fixed part is too long.
ED S - 07/21/2020


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I haven't used my yet but a friend of my let me use his before I bought my. What a good product. I used the shock straps to tie down my utv on a trailer. I had to drive down some rough dirt roads and a logging road to get to our hunting shack. When I went to unload the utv, the straps were still tight and attached to the utv, not like the old ratchet straps I had. A lot of times the straps was unhooked laying in the trailer or they would be missing. Excellent product, I would recommend this product for sure!!!! 590157

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Exactly as advertised, Great product, Awesome Customer service. 904258

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Great product works really well have a couple sites need an extra set for another side-by-side fast service 883538

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Everything I ordered was delivered promptly and worked great. I am very happy with etrailet and will use them again. 877436

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Let me tell you about a great company named etrailer. I can't believe how quickly my order arrived! The shockstrap brand ratchet straps have BEEFY hardware ready to ensure my side by side stays securely on its trailer. 874803

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The straps worked great.The shock applies lots of tension to my sxs. Good peace of mind when traveling. 873728

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Been viewing these shock straps for several weeks! Tired of loosened Straps when hauling my Motorcycle and ATV. These are great, and happy with their performance of securing my vehicles. Great Quality and Value ..!!! Thx eTrailer ..!! 871466

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Well made as expected from etrailer. Would have went 5 stars but have not used them yet. 827965

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Had the straps for awhile now - hauled my cars several time and not once did the straps loosen up - in the past, loose straps was always a concern and I would need to stop every so often to check them - now that I have these straps, I've reached a level of confidence with them that I'll run 3-4 hours or more and never check them - they really are awesome!! 827765

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Always great quality products and fast delivery. 825985

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Best by far tie-down straps ever made and the fact you can order new part if they was to go out is amazing 819093

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Fantastic product. Used them to tow my jeep on a flatbed trailer and had no worries. 808482

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Best straps you can buy. 791428

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Bought these straps to haul a tractor cross country. I don't typically transport equipment like this and don't have a lot of experience. Pricing out chains and binders was going to be expensive for a single move. I have experienced the webbing straps going slack over time while hauling items in my truck, so was worried about using webbing straps instead of chains. I ran across these shock straps via a YouTube demonstration. So I bought a set of four. These work fantastic! The first time I put tension on the straps it was obvious how well this concept works. I did have some questions on the proper tensioning of the straps so I called the 800 number. A live person answered on the second ring and helped me verify I was getting the tension correct. It a great product and extremely great customer support! Highly recommend the product and the company. 781942

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Received ratchet straps. Seem well built, but have not put them to the test yet. Seems like they will do the job vey well. 772730

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Everything is well made, nice easy to use handles. Straps have longer than usual hooks as well which ensures they always latch in well to where ever you may want to hook them. 744621

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The straps are great. They do not come loose or stretch after getting wet. They hold my Polaris RZR to the trailer no matter what the conditions are. They are more expensive, but well worth the cost to not have to worry about the trailer cargo shifting during transport. 690013

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I been riding off road and haling my toys for over 30 years . These are hands down the best tie down straps on the market . I even use them for work and my company is considering buying these for our shipping department . Thank you Alex B. 661167

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I am a repeat customer and cannot say enough about the quality of products and customer service. Representatives go above and beyond to answer all questions and ensure satisfaction. Will be a customer for life! 641964

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Great product that works great. Just waiting to see how it holds up to the cold and dirt during the winter. 514284

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always the fastest service and definitely the best price on quality products 462372

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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps

Looks like they will do the job. However, I haven't used them yet. 598295

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    For securing a 1,500 lb UTV like your Ranger the ShockStrap kit you'd want is the part # 297-7RSBB-UTV which includes four 1,000 lb capacity ShockStraps which was designed specifically for UTV applications and would easily have the capacity needed based on what you mentioned. Each of the straps being rated for 1,000 lbs gives the overall setup a 4,000 lb capacity.
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    The mechanism would have to be triggered for the straps in Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps # 34414 to move. But with that said there is a better option for rough roads. The ShockStrap ratchet straps # 297-9RSDB are built with an in line shock that combats rough roads and keeps the strap tight and the load secure. I was skeptical at first but take a look at the video I have linked that demonstrates how it works.
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