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Unread 08-22-2013, 08:00 AM   #76
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Your rule is really nice and pretty there, until you get out in a real world situation where tough choices need to be made by men.

Steel seems ready for the tough choices. Syn seems kind of girly about it. Needing a cover and sunscreen. "Ooh don't be too rough with me", I'm dainty! ...stupid gay syn cable. I bet you can get it in pink too?
Isn't there some law that the first refuge of intellectual loss is the resort to name calling and gender confusion?

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Unread 08-22-2013, 08:22 AM   #77
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Instead of having a "manly" conversation you resort to 3rd grade antics.
oh come now, it was all in good fun.

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Isn't there some law that the first refuge of intellectual loss is the resort to name calling and gender confusion?
I had not heard that law before, but it makes sense to me

on topic, I had no idea the HF winches were so highly regarded for reliability. I been pulled out by one once, so incredibly slow...but that's not necessarily a deal breaker as far as I'm concerned.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 08:31 AM   #78
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very happy with the Warn 9.5Ti that i picked up on CL for $550. it had a syn line on it already and was rebuilt by warn before i purchased it. I found out later that this winch has a high temp warning that 12voltguy wired into their in-cab controls.
http://www.12voltguy.com/9.5TI-WINCH-PANEL.html

tons of power, reliability, and a line speed right around 60 ft per min.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 08:40 AM   #79
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what about these comeup winches..i havent heard about anyone running them yet...........
Yes you have, they just had a different name glued on them.

http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...Comeup-Winches
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on topic, I had no idea the HF winches were so highly regarded for reliability. I been pulled out by one once, so incredibly slow...but that's not necessarily a deal breaker as far as I'm concerned.
I'd investigate a bit further. I've been around a few of them on the trail and pouring molasses out of a wine bottle that has been stored outside in Minnesota in the winter would easily be faster and more entertaining.

A Sammy was on trail with us and he noticed an overwrap so we stopped for a snack so he could unspool it and respool to fix it. I don't wear a watch, but his unloaded line speed on the spool in was easily no more than 3 feet per minute. Loaded was half that. Reminded me a those lowered ricers with the loud exhaust because it made a whole bunch of noise but not much was happening.
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I'd investigate a bit further. I've been around a few of them on the trail and pouring molasses out of a wine bottle that has been stored outside in Minnesota in the winter would easily be faster and more entertaining.

A Sammy was on trail with us and he noticed an overwrap so we stopped for a snack so he could unspool it and respool to fix it. I don't wear a watch, but his unloaded line speed on the spool in was easily no more than 3 feet per minute. Loaded was half that. Reminded me a those lowered ricers with the loud exhaust because it made a whole bunch of noise but not much was happening.
lol. Well I understand speed is a benefit, but I'm more results oriented, at the end of the of the day.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 09:01 AM   #82
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lol. Well I understand speed is a benefit, but I'm more results oriented, at the end of the of the day.
We've had to winch, tug, and tow some broken rigs through some of our trails and if I had to do it with a winch like that, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't. Our intended result is to get back to camp, preferably on the same day we left and I can't even begin to imagine that level of pain.

We had to get David out the top of FOH in 3 wheel drive and we probably did 10-15 anchor point resets and then long pulls and there is no way I'd want to be any where near that level of recovery with a winch that slow.
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We've had to winch, tug, and tow some broken rigs through some of our trails and if I had to do it with a winch like that, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't. Our intended result is to get back to camp, preferably on the same day we left and I can't even begin to imagine that level of pain.

We had to get David out the top of FOH in 3 wheel drive and we probably did 10-15 anchor point resets and then long pulls and there is no way I'd want to be any where near that level of recovery with a winch that slow.
yeh, I guess I can see how time could add up pretty quickly on a deal like that.
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I just went through this same process. It appears the older Warn winches were made in the USA. Some newer versions are not. To qualify that, the parts are made in China and assembled here. Look at the Smittybuilt X series (which I have) and the Harbor Freight Badlands series. Nearly identical, both made in China.
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I just went through this same process. It appears the older Warn winches were made in the USA. Some newer versions are not. To qualify that, the parts are made in China and assembled here. Look at the Smittybuilt X series (which I have) and the Harbor Freight Badlands series. Nearly identical, both made in China.
I sell Centric Premium rotors some of which are made in China, Autozone sells a rotor made in China. What are the odds they are the same quality?
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I run a 2.5 yo discontinued Superwinch, I busted the steel cable on the second use 2 years ago, I purchased Viking Syn line, It has been used many times, I love the syn line.

I don't have any issues with the Superwinch, I just recently replaced the OEM gear lube with Aeroshell 33 for easier freespooling.
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I always respool my steel line nice and clean.
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I always respool my steel line nice and clean.
You have too on steel not so much for syn.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 02:20 PM   #89
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You have too on steel not so much for syn.
lol, okay. It's a 5 minute process tops, and actually allows for regular inspection of the entire line, but score 1 for syn then.

My point being that keeping it in this manner, I'll likely NEVER have to replace it.
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lol, okay. It's a 5 minute process tops, and actually allows for regular inspection of the entire line, but score 1 for syn then.

My point being that keeping it in this manner, I'll likely NEVER have to replace it.
Good luck on that...really...you pull enough winch line you will grow to hate steel.
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