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    Which winch line?

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    Which winch line?

    Post by MtnClimber on Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:10 pm

    I'd like to swap over to synthetic winch line and was curious what people were using. I have a XRC8 that is installed on a 4500 lb vehicle (00 Jeep Cherokee). I generally try to stay away from mud but I frequent rocks and would use a sheath. Overall general extraction use.
    The current steel cable is 100'+/- and I'd like to atleast keep it the same length.

    Any thoughts of manufacturers and diameter of line would be fabulous!

    A few reasons why I'd like to swap: Less weight, easier to manuever, no sharp metal burrs, no kinks, etc.

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    Re: Which winch line?

    Post by Guest on Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:41 pm

    Amsteel blue seems to be the recommended brand from everything I have read

    they are the ones that make almost all of the commercial lines that secure commercial sea vessels that use synthetic

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    Re: Which winch line?

    Post by x-plorenow on Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:36 pm

    Did you ever decide? ASR makes a high quality product at a great price and I have had great success with them. I also know them well and can get you a good price if you want.

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    Re: Which winch line?

    Post by x-plorenow on Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:37 pm

    Also how do you avoid mud, do you only ride out of Maine? monkey 
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    Re: Which winch line?

    Post by MtnClimber on Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:42 pm

    x-plorenow wrote:Also how do you avoid mud, do you only ride out of Maine? monkey 
    If it's there, so be it. But I try to avoid it at all costs. There's oodles of places to explore without traversing thru mud.


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    Re: Which winch line?

    Post by x-plorenow on Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:55 pm

    Really? What's your issue with mud? I love it.
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    Re: Which winch line?

    Post by whatroad on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:00 am

    I've used a few brands and have witnessed Amsteel blue take an amazing amount of abuse. However, if the budget is there I would install a Masterpull line every time. At the shop I used to work at we installed Masterpull on all of the offroad rigs.

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