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Unread 11-19-2011, 09:29 PM   #16
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^^I'm not sure if that's a joke or not. I had an atv winch on my jeep for a while. It wasn't for recovery but for pulling tree branches out of tight ravines that you couldn't just pull them out with tractor. It worked really well for that job. It also pulled my stock jeep back into the snow ruts that the bigger guys had made. Well, once. I wouldn't trust it to do more than that.

On the other hand, if you're looking for a cheap winch suggestion, 4wheelparts is having a black Friday sale with the smitty xrc8 on sale for $269. There is also a little known $50 lifetime guarantee option on them that's too cheap to pass up. If anything breaks, it's covered.

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Unread 11-19-2011, 09:40 PM   #17
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Yeah that was a lousy joke. But I have seen plenty of people with those and recomend those as a good winch for jeeps. These old timers in my area swear a 2000-3000 pound winch is more than enough
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Unread 11-19-2011, 10:30 PM   #18
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rope line is great, it's lighter, easier to work with, and won't kill anyone if it should snap.

That said I think it's retarded to buy a cheap Chinese winch and then buy rope line for it.

Better to spend that money on a Warn winch with steel cable. The winch will last for ever, and even if there is a problem it's repairable. When you get money later on add the rope line to the Ware.
Synthetic line is dangerous and can kill you.
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Unread 11-19-2011, 10:35 PM   #19
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I have heard good things about rough country winches. dont have any first hand experience, but from what i heard they compare pretty well to smittybuilt both in performance, and price. but the rc winch does give you 1500 pounds more pulling power than an xrc-8 for the same price! and they come with a wireless remote!!!!

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Unread 11-19-2011, 11:17 PM   #20
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Synthetic line is dangerous and can kill you.
I guess that's why steel cable has been BANNED from all rock climbing events and only synthetic line is allowed.


Steel cable stretches and stores energy, when it breaks it snaps. Synthetic line does not stretch, so when it snaps it just drops.

So now would you like to explain what you mean
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Unread 11-20-2011, 03:12 PM   #21
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I guess that's why steel cable has been BANNED from all rock climbing events and only synthetic line is allowed.

Steel cable stretches and stores energy, when it breaks it snaps. Synthetic line does not stretch, so when it snaps it just drops.

So now would you like to explain what you mean
Yes synthetic rope is safer than wire, that is why they made the switch, but don't think for a second that rigging with synthetic rope is not dangerous.
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Unread 11-20-2011, 04:16 PM   #22
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Yeah that was a lousy joke. But I have seen plenty of people with those and recomend those as a good winch for jeeps. These old timers in my area swear a 2000-3000 pound winch is more than enough
Sure, it's plenty for a trailer winch

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Yes synthetic rope is safer than wire, that is why they made the switch, but don't think for a second that rigging with synthetic rope is not dangerous.
It's all dangerous. Safe rigging & pulling practices is all one can do.
Having said that I have busted a 12k steel cable and it was a slingshot, I have 18k synthetic now, it has one more pull than the steel cable so far without breakage.

I really like working with the synthetic over the steel.
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Unread 11-20-2011, 05:11 PM   #23
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I've debated going synthetic for some time now. I may do it on the M8000 on my WJ, but I use the XD9000i on my truck a lot around my small piece of farmland with trees and such and I'm just afraid of spending all that money just to fray the thing with that kind of use...
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Unread 11-20-2011, 05:17 PM   #24
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Synthetic line is dangerous and can kill you.
You got that backwards... synthetic rope has been mandated at most pro-level competitions because wire rope is so dangerous and can kill or maim you. After going through three wire ropes that became too dangerous to use and converting to synthetic 7-8 years ago, I'll never go back to wire rope. My first synthetic rope outlasted three wire ropes and I'm only on my second synthetic rope because that Jeep got stolen and I replaced it and bought a new Warn winch and replaced its wire rope with synthetic rope from Viking Offroad.
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Unread 11-20-2011, 05:33 PM   #25
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You got that backwards... synthetic rope has been mandated at most pro-level competitions because wire rope is so dangerous and can kill or maim you. After going through three wire ropes that became too dangerous to use and converting to synthetic 7-8 years ago, I'll never go back to wire rope. My first synthetic rope outlasted three wire ropes and I'm only on my second synthetic rope because that Jeep got stolen and I replaced it and bought a new Warn winch and replaced its wire rope with synthetic rope from Viking Offroad.
Jerry my statement was a response to the poster that says synthetic can't kill you. I have already stated that synthetic is safer than wire, but both are dangerous. For one to make the claim that rigging with synthetic can't kill you is insane.
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Unread 11-20-2011, 06:30 PM   #26
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Jerry my statement was a response to the poster that says synthetic can't kill you. I have already stated that synthetic is safer than wire, but both are dangerous. For one to make the claim that rigging with synthetic can't kill you is insane.
Hell anything can kill you, and the dumber you are the easier it is to die.

So there does that make you feel better.
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Unread 11-20-2011, 06:35 PM   #27
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Jerry my statement was a response to the poster that says synthetic can't kill you. I have already stated that synthetic is safer than wire, but both are dangerous. For one to make the claim that rigging with synthetic can't kill you is insane.
I'm confused. Other than the inherent dangers of winching that are present regardless of cable type used. How can a synthetic line kill you?
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