The weakest link will be at your buckle, so it is important to use a strong gator buckle! The thicker the wire diameter the stronger the buckle.
With a strong 3/4″ gator strap, you should use a .157″ diameter gator buckle.
For light duty 3/4″ you can use a mid duty gator buckle.
For 1 1/4″ or 1 1/2″ gator strap, use a very strong wire buckle.
Make sure to keep the integrity of your strong cord strap by not down grading your weakest link!