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the last fairlead thread i promise

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NEK5, Jun 2, 2006.

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can you use the same roller fairlead you use with cable for synthetic winchline?

  1. YES!!!

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  2. NO!!!

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  3. i dont give a chit because i dont even have a clue(and i`m nekki)

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  1. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    once and for all....can a roller fairlead (the same one used for cable) be used with synthetic winch rope??????
     
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    i have seen it done but have heard that its not a good idea. althogh i know that i would use a NEW one for rope as an old on from wire could have a bur or something that could cut your rope
     
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    I wouldn't, even if the rollers were undamaged. Synthetic winch rope works best with hawse fairleads... it doesn't need rollers, and at the corners of the roller fairlead you might have some issues with the rope getting stuck in there. Aluminum hawse fairleads are so cheap these days that there isn't much reason to use anything else. Sell your roller on ebay and get a hawse for 30 bones.

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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    but my only problem with the hawse fairlead is i`m having trouble figuring out how to mount it
     
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    Show a pic of the problem, I recommend a hawse also, thats what I have.
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    as soon as i get back from Dunks!:D i think i may have come up with a solution
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    i think i got it covered...now i just need to get someone to weld it on...:eek1: ...got put two plates (where the red is in the 2nd pic) and then drill the holes and bolt up

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    that will work right?
     
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    yep
     
  10. NEK5

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    cool....just got home from a wet day at work so i`ll dry up a bit then head out to the shed to do some :hack: :grind:
     

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