6. When dealing with axles as heavy as our 2 1/2-ton Rockwells, limit straps are an absolute must. Limit straps keep the axle, shocks, links, and additional components such as driveshafts and brake lines from being overextended. While a single six-ply Trail-Gear strap at each corner would have probably been sufficient, we decided to add an extra strap to each corner for when our inner hillbilly takes control and puts the YJ somewhere it wasn’t meant to be. Each of the Trail-Gear straps are rated at 9,000 pounds, fitted with 4130 heat-treated chromoly buckles, and offered in 8- to 40-inch lengths.