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Synthetic Winch Rope - whats the best brand/price?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mudzer, May 18, 2004.

  1. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    I'm looking into purchasing about $125' of 3/8" synthetic winch rope. What brands do you guys swear by. Give me the ups and downs if you have them. Who has the best deals? I'll need a billet fairlead too. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. DPI

    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    Here's you a failead:

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    It's not billet - its better! It will work with both sythetic and wire rope.

    From Sky Manufacturing
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    UHMW Hawse Fairleads.

    This new Hawse Fairlead is machined to directly replace a Warn style steel hawse fairlead. 10 inch mounting spread.

    Why UHMW? There are many reasons why uhmw is a better choice than aluminum for a hawse fairlead.

    #1 Uhmw contacting uhmw rope has almost 0% wear, as uhmw is a self lubricating plastic.

    #2 Uhmw is slightly lighter.

    #3 You can run cable on Uhmw, aluminum you can't without extreme wear problems.

    #4 It costs less which means you have more to spend on our other parts.

    #5 if you scratch/cut/slice you aluminum fairlead, and your rope contacts that scratch, it acts as a knife, and cuts your rope. If you do the same with Uhmw it doesn't even concern the rope because it is the same material, working with itself.
     
  3. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    heres an old link i have saved, dont know if it will help though
    web page
     
  4. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    But it's not shiny, so it's not blingy. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif

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  5. TorkDSR

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    the amsteel from rockstomper seems to be the cheapest. they make no claims of it holding up to heat. depending on your winch, it uses the drum as a brake, and on power out situations you are fighting the brake and producing heat, well, normally the wire acts as a heatsink for the drum.

    depending on your winch. my 8274 doesnt use a drum brake, so i dont have to worry. scott said that it should be fine unless you power out for more than 20' wich seems pretty useless. freespool doesnt use the drum, so there is no worry there.
     
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    you wanna see pricey check out the warn winch rope.....
     
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    You can check out Master Pull to compare prices. I know they ain't the cheapest...
     
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    Rockstomper. It's been holding up fine for over two years now. During the wheeling season (spring - fall) it gets used quite often. Keep it off the rocks and you should have no problems. I did get an exra abrasion guard for the rope though.

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