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post #16 of 40 Old 11-01-2013, 06:12 PM
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I bought cheap wheels and nice tires because of my budget... I now have nice wheels with the same tires.
Nothing wrong with putting nice line on a cheap winch... and likely has a better chance of not having it stolen too.

I think i have 80' of 3/8 SYN line on my 9K winch.


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post #17 of 40 Old 11-01-2013, 07:22 PM
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Here is the cheapest I've found for Amsteel Blue. $2.11 a foot. Pick your color and order it by the foot. The weaving for installing a thimble or hook is simple.

http://www.reddenmarine.com/samson-r...blue-foot.html

This retainer is also nice. The next timw I have mine unwound I'll have one ready to use and throw the stupid retainer screw in the trash.

http://www.okoffroad.com/

Doing it this way will give you a total investment of less than $400 for a 9k winch with synthetic line.
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I bought cheap wheels and nice tires because of my budget... I now have nice wheels with the same tires.
Nothing wrong with putting nice line on a cheap winch... and likely has a better chance of not having it stolen too.

I think i have 80' of 3/8 SYN line on my 9K winch.
The solution to not having your winch stolen is put it on a stupidly heavy home made bumper.

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The solution to not having your winch stolen is put it on a stupidly heavy home made bumper.
Or mount the winch so you cant even get a socket up btwn the bumper and the frame due to clearance and tack weld the lower bolts of the bumper
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So I gather from what I read here is that the Badlands Winch is ok as an entry level winch for the "not so serious" off=roader? If so, is the 9000# model a good fit for an 06 Wrangler Sport?

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post #21 of 40 Old 03-09-2015, 06:58 PM
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9,000 lbs. of winching capacity is pretty much ideal.

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post #22 of 40 Old 03-09-2015, 07:03 PM
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You may want to note that you can usually buy the 12000# version for he same price or cheaper. Seems like a no brainier to me, might as well get the higher rated one as long as it still fits on your vehicle and is he same cost.

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post #23 of 40 Old 03-09-2015, 07:13 PM
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You may want to note that you can usually buy the 12000# version for he same price or cheaper. Seems like a no brainier to me, might as well get the higher rated one as long as it still fits on your vehicle and is he same cost.
Winches with heavier than recommended or needed winching capacities usually just add unnecessary weight. The long-recommended range of winching capacities for Wranglers is 8,000 to 9,500 lbs.

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So you bought a $150 winch and you want to put a $250+ syn. line on it?
The real question should be "Why does synthetic line cost over $250 in the first place?"

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The real question should be "Why does synthetic line cost over $250 in the first place?"
That's a good question: they've certainly got it locked down, anyway, even industrial versions are the same money. I'd bet there's a spectacular profit margin there just waiting for somebody to bust it wide open by undercutting everyone.
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Winch rope doesn't have to cost $2 plus a foot.
One could buy the same quality dyneema rope the winch is for $.50 a foot on fleabay...
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Winch rope doesn't have to cost $2 plus a foot.
One could buy the same quality dyneema rope the winch is for $.50 a foot on fleabay...
I strongly doubt at that price that it's anything but a cheap Chinese look-alike that they're labeling as Dyneema. There's plenty of fake Dyneema out there if you're willing to risk the possible consequences.

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I strongly doubt at that price that it's anything but a cheap Chinese look-alike that they're labeling as Dyneema. There's plenty of fake Dyneema out there if you're willing to risk the possible consequences.


"I strongly doubt at that price that it's anything but a cheap Chinese look-alike"
I thought we were discussing a $150 brand new 9000 pound winch?
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"I strongly doubt at that price that it's anything but a cheap Chinese look-alike"
I thought we were discussing a $150 brand new 9000 pound winch?
Did you not look at what you said that I quoted? You were saying you could get cheap Dyneema for fifty cents a foot on fleabay. You were talking about rope not a winch then. At least that's how it looked then and now.

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Did you not look at what you said that I quoted? You were saying you could get cheap Dyneema for fifty cents a foot on fleabay. You were talking about rope not a winch then. At least that's how it looked then and now.
. There is a pretty significant irony there, we should be worried that our rope is a Chinese knockoff when the entire winch is as well?
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