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synthetic winch line
06-18-2014, 07:17 PM,
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synthetic winch line
So its time to change the winch line and im going to synthetic.

Is there a brands to stay away from? I don't feel like spending a ton and have seen smittybilt line for 200-300.

I have read that a guy can run a roller fairlead with it does anyone have any experience doing so?

And some say 100 feet will fit on a m8000 and others say go with 80 feet.
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06-18-2014, 09:04 PM,
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RE: synthetic winch line
Northern metallic was cheap for syn rope. I'd buy a new roller fair lead because if steal line has marked or damaged it it will damage the syn rope
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06-18-2014, 10:59 PM,
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Normally you need a Hause fairlead so the rope doesn't get pinched in the corners.
I hate mine. If your going to use it, don't go over 80' and pack extra slings. It gets tucked in itself really bad if you have too much on.
Kinda hard to pull the line out when it's all bound up tighter than a nuns,......... well............., tight.
I'm going to shorten mine.

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06-19-2014, 10:55 AM,
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I've used the smitty syn line 8000 lbs @ 80' .high quality good line that came with hook and line protection sleeve.pretty much 10/10 product
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06-23-2014, 12:12 AM,
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I have rollers on my synthetic line on my warn 9000lb winch and I have never had any problems with the line breaking.
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06-23-2014, 09:38 AM,
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I've seen poly rollers for syn line might be a option for people running into friction problems. I used a smooth aluminium fairlead(smitty built) was perfect
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06-23-2014, 12:46 PM,
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I ordered 80 feet of warn synthetic line and warns hawse fairlead
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06-23-2014, 10:12 PM,
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Oh big spender. Wink
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06-24-2014, 05:51 PM,
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Nice.

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06-24-2014, 06:53 PM,
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the warn line was only 100 bucks more and its a nicer color
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06-30-2014, 10:56 AM,
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smittybuilt is a lesser quality line then say amsteel, and to get the same strength rating it is actually a larger size. the only down side is that you fit less on the drum that way. as for length I have 120 on my drum with no issues over the last 10 years, but you don't work to make it look neat, just spool it on even and it wont cut in. also the benefit of synthetic line is you can carry extensions and hook them together easily if you want to keep the wraps down on your winch for better pull power
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06-30-2014, 06:31 PM,
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That makes sense. Criss cross the wrap and it's impossible to cut in.

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07-02-2014, 01:15 PM,
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ya I have the 98' 3/8" smitty built line on my 8274 and use the criss cross method, much to my dad's argument... "I saw it on youtube..." Big Grin
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07-02-2014, 06:40 PM,
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That's a no-brainer now.....
Damn it, why didn't I think of that. I kinda feel dumb now.......

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05-06-2015, 10:31 AM,
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So I have the synthetic line that I won a couple years back at the silence auction tnt hosted at Spurs (can't remember the brand). Anyways the line is melting Due to the heat on the drum, so I need to upgrade. Warn, masterpull, Viking or the 7/16 from northern metallic? There quite the price difference but I'm not interested changing the line every 2 years, I need quality or I'm just going to go back to steel... Any input?
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05-06-2015, 07:35 PM,
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Don't get stuck lots.
That help?
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You should have a protector sleeve on the first wrap or two that keeps it from melting. Mine is kinda melted also but haven't looked for a replacement sleeve. Probably Risley would be able to supply you with one, they use them as hose wraps.

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05-06-2015, 08:39 PM,
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(05-06-2015, 07:35 PM)Sheldon Wrote: Don't get stuck lots.
That help?
Big Grin

You should have a protector sleeve on the first wrap or two that keeps it from melting. Mine is kinda melted also but haven't looked for a replacement sleeve. Probably Risley would be able to supply you with one, they use them as hose wraps.

Lol I pull more vehicles than pulling myself wich I don't care... There's no heat shields on mine... She's all stretched out and on the drum... So it's a matter or time before it fails. Just looking for advice on wich one to stay away from or wich one to get..
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05-09-2015, 10:17 PM,
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(06-24-2014, 06:53 PM)wmd Wrote: the warn line was only 100 bucks more and its a nicer color

It'll be brown after the first use.
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05-10-2015, 06:02 AM,
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RE: synthetic winch line
Use your new winch rope on a Warn 8274, the motor and brake are mounted away from the drum... No heat transfer and much faster, but not cost affective after you already own a low mount plantary style winch Wink

Maybe the high quality line would handle heat better, but I doubt it.

IMO get one with a heat shield and maybe try using your snatch block so the winch doesn't have to work as hard and it'll make less heat and/or during winching check to make sure the motor doesn't get too hot. If you can't hold on to it, it's working too hard and needs to cool down before you continue the pull. Big Grin
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