Off-Road bow shackles are a very important tool to have when attempting a vehicle recovery. The bow shackle is used as a point of connection for a recovery strap or chain. The use of a strong shackles rated for the load your attempting to recover is recommend for proper saftey. If you wheel you will eventually need to be towed or winched out of a sticky situation. Having one or two shackles prevents damage to your tow straps and your vehicle.