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Unread 11-23-2011, 03:23 PM   #31
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Heat is only an issue when a winch is running in reverse and is using its brake to let a vehicle down an obstacle or cliff. In normal use of a winch when you're pulling yourself towards something, or something towards you, no brake heat is generated inside the drum. The heat issue some worry about is only a theoretical issue and not an issue at all in normal winching.

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Unread 11-23-2011, 09:44 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by SolarOne View Post
Good to know, any issues with heat particularly the drum? IDK if I should buy the 9.0 and upgrade to synthetic rope. Or spend the extra money on a Talon SR. Superwinch claimed to have a thicker drum to protect synthetic rope from heat on the EP/i series. IDK if thats true, necessary, marketing or other wise. I was to slow to make up my mind and missed a decent deal for a 9.0S
I have 50' of 3/8" synthetic line where there was 100' of steel. All I can say is it has worked just fine so far on three pulls....2 pullin my jeep and 1 pullin another up a ledge the had a busted axle u-joint.
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Unread 11-23-2011, 11:25 PM   #33
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Warn has synthetic lines now with their winches. I ordered mine few weeks ago and the tracking says it will be here Monday will post some pics then.

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