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    Default 3/8" Synthetic on a 5/16's winch?

    Can I use this:
    AtoZ Synthetic

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    Smittybilt XRC8

    I re-examined my winch line when I re spooled a week or two ago, and while it's definitely not as bad as I thought it was (no breaks), I'm not going to be the first to volunteer for a hard pull any more. There's a crushed part, and I need to start thinking upgrade Not going to happen tomorrow, but needs to be looked into...
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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    Can I use this:
    AtoZ Synthetic

    On this?:
    Smittybilt XRC8

    I re-examined my winch line when I re spooled a week or two ago, and while it's definitely not as bad as I thought it was (no breaks), I'm not going to be the first to volunteer for a hard pull any more. There's a crushed part, and I need to start thinking upgrade Not going to happen tomorrow, but needs to be looked into...
    Yes you can but in a smaller amount. I am running 125' of 3/8" synthetic line on my 8274 where it had 150' of steel line on it before. Carry a extension for the times you need it and you'll be glad you got syn line.
    Also google wichline, he is a Washington guy and makes some really good line for a real good price. Also check out the 4x4 Rock Shop for some good prices on rope. Just make sure which ever rope you get has the high heat type leader on it. The first 25' I think it is is suppose to be a high temp rope for the low profile type winches because your brake in part of the drum and it can get hot.

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    Roger. I'm more worried about the diameter. How come I have to run less wire? I'll check out that site. Thanks wildman.

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    Bigger line will fill your drum up faster. When you do a side pull you still want room for the rope to be able to build on without going off the side of the drum.

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    Awesome, thanks.

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    When you go from a wire to rope do you need to change the fairlead from a roller to a solid ?

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    i've been told yes because of the marring of the fairlead by the cable. it can cut through your rope

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    If you want to keep your roller fairlead you can but you need to change your rollers. 4x4Rock Shop has them on his web site. I have them on my Jeep and love it plus I have never had any issues with the roller fairlead.

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    Virtually all synthetic line manufacturers recommend that you do NOT use a roller fairlead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ Chet View Post
    Virtually all synthetic line manufacturers recommend that you do NOT use a roller fairlead.
    They recommend that you do NOT use your OLD roller fairlead. I am talking about replacing your rollers with rollers MADE for synthetic rope.

    Viking Replacement Delrin Fairlead Rollers
    These Viking rollers are designed to be used with synthetic winch lines, replacing the factory galvanized rollers. They are made from Delrin offering high strength, abrasion resistance, and heat resistance, and have a smooth surface to protect your synthetic winch line. The Viking rollers are 68% lighter than stock. .97 Kg (34.4 oz / 2.1 lb) vs. stock steel rollers at 2.4Kg (83.2 oz / 5.2 lb). Delrin is somewhat similar to lightweight alloys like aluminum. We call it the alloy of plastics because it has good machining properties like aluminum, it is dimensionally stable and very tough. The material is resistant to oils, chemicals, UV light and abrasion
    http://www.winchline.com/fairleads.htm

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