Hey there thanks for any and all help on this.
I have a Smitty (no warn, but came with jeep) XRC8 8000 lb winch on my 05 LJ (with mods and 35's probably 4,500-5,000 lbs). I do pretty moderate wheeling but use it now and again (mainly to move trees off the trail lol.) This is it: http://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-972.../dp/B001CF1Y0C
Anyway, mostly because of weight savings and other benefits I want to put a synthetic line on it. It has, and came with a 21/64 inches (seems about 1/4" thick) x 94 feet (8.2 millimeter x 28.5 meter) long galvanized steel cable.
The synthetic line I'm looking at is 3/8" x 82'...so a bit thicker and I'm worried it may not fit on the drum even though I'm going from 94' to 82'.
Anyone been through this with this or a similar winch?
Should I drop down to 3/8" x 50'? (Rather have 82' for snatchblock situations but...)
Can/should I go to a thinner synthetic line? (Most smaller...3/16" or 1/4" for example, say they are for ATV/UTV use though break points seem high enough so IDK...?)
Just trying to get some input before I pull the trigger. I'd rather not have to even attempt to "shorten" either end of the line as they come with connectors on both ends rather specific to the drum and hook.