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PostSubject: WINCH ROPE   Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:41 pm

CAN YOU CHANGE FROM WIRE WINCH ROPE TO SYNTHETIC ROPE,AND IS BETTER I HAVE A 2011 SPORTSMAN 550 TOURING
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PostSubject: Re: WINCH ROPE   Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:20 am

Yes but you have to change out your roller as well.

As far as which is better, that's a million dollar question. I am an old fashioned cable guy but the last one I had on the Ranger was a rope and it seemed to be doing well.

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PostSubject: Re: WINCH ROPE   Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:35 am

weight is a big thing when going from a cable to a rope its a heck of a lot lighter, I changed my viper from a cable to a rope 8 months ago, not sure what PWM said above but the spool can be the same the roller fairlead on the outside will need to change unless you are already running a hawse fairlead, then you are okay. It your running a traditional roller fairlead which is most typical of cable winches that will need to change to the hawse fairlead.

I like the rope much better, lighter, less likely the end up with pieces of wire in your hand. if it does break it will not snap back on you like a cable would I've had that honor once when a cable broke  on a jeep thats scarey.

Following link shows difference between hawse and roller fairlead's just move between the pictures
https://motoalliance.com/Site.Store.go?action=gotoProductDetails&id=74
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PostSubject: Re: WINCH ROPE   Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:53 pm

The only disadvantage to using a rope is that you need to clean and dry them after a ride in order for them to last.....otherwise they will deteriorate and can break on you.......probably when you really need it. My lack of love for extra cleaning makes me continue to use a cable.
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PostSubject: Re: WINCH ROPE   Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:23 am

commanderjjones wrote:
The only disadvantage to using a rope is that you need to clean and dry them after a ride in order for them to last.....otherwise they will deteriorate and can break on you.......probably when you really need it. My lack of love for extra cleaning makes me continue to use a cable.

This happen to me on my jeep. it was less than a year old and was covered under warranty.

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PostSubject: Re: WINCH ROPE   Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:44 am

yes I unroll it periodically soak it in a bucket with Dawn dish washing soap spray it off wipe and allow to dry and re-reel it. Hecxk you got the clean dirt and mud out of anything if you want it to continue to work
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PostSubject: Re: WINCH ROPE   Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:21 am

GIP wrote:
......Hecxk you got the clean dirt and mud out of anything if you want it to continue to work
Not a steel winch cable.Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: WINCH ROPE   Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:57 pm

yes, you do I've packed mine with so much mud it would not unspool, the worst is getting those steel wires jabbed into your hand, or a cable breaking that will make ya Crap your shorts
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