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Synthetic winch rope question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88sub4x4, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. 88sub4x4

    88sub4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I bought AM Steel synthetic winch rope. Does it need to be wound onto the spool under a load like steel cable, or just giude it on tight and neat with hand tension?
     
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    Just guide it on the drum under heavy hand tension.

    Harley
     
  3. az-k5

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    It doesn't stretch so heavy hand tension is all that is needed. You will want at least a solid 8-10 wraps on the drum if you need to spool out the full length.
     
  4. 88sub4x4

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    Cool, thanks for all the info. I installed the new rope and fairlead, and now my winch weighs 42 lbs. less. I have it on a multimont that goes front or rear, and I take it out when not wheeling, so moving it is now a one man job! I didn't even consider the weight benefit when I bought this stuff.
     
  5. Pookster

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    where in LI are you?

    Im over here right over the nassau border! Where are you there?
     

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