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post #1 of 26 Old 08-08-2010, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Winch cable damaged

I have had to do some heavy duty winching in the past week and I noticed my steel cable looks slighlty damages. I thinking it needs to be replaced. where can I get a replacement and how much does it cost?


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post #2 of 26 Old 08-08-2010, 05:23 PM
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If you have some type of rigging company in your are try them.
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whats the damage look like? frays, kinks?
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whats the damage look like? frays, kinks?
I will post up a pic tomorrow. Its not as bad as I orginally thought, I just galnced at it earlier but I was in the middle of doing something. It doenst look like it is brekaing or frayed, it looks like some of the strands within the cable are seperating a little, like its is loose. I will post when i get chance and see what you guys think.

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here r s couple of pics. What do u guys think?




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Replace it as soon as you can. That is now the weak link. Very dangerous. Looks like you never re-spooled it after use.
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Hey Steve, did you unspool it?

I think a good look see is in order.

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Replace it as soon as you can. That is now the weak link. Very dangerous. Looks like you never re-spooled it after use.
I havent had a chance to respoll it properly. The last time I had to use it was friday night and it was a night run so it was hard to see. I am not sure if that is when I damaged it, I got hung up back on a downed tree in the trail, it was kind of big but there was no way around and we had no chain saw. So u think that is damaged to the point it needs to be replaced? I thought i might be ok because it isnt frayed. Should I respoll under some tension and see what it looks like afterward?

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You could always shorten it!
This would be better answered in the section I'm about to move it to!

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Any of the following listed conditions should be cause for rope replacement.

* In running ropes, six randomly distributed broken wires in one rope lay, or three broken wires in one strand in one rope lay.
* In pendants or standing ropes, evidence of more than one broken wire in one rope lay.
* Abrasion, scrubbing or peening causing loss of more than 1/3 the original diameter of the individual wires.
* Evidence of rope deterioration from corrosion.
* Severe kinking, severe crushing, or other damage resulting in distortion of the rope structure.
* Evidence of any heat damage resulting from a torch or arc caused by contact with electrical wires.
* Reduction from nominal diameter of more than 1/32" for diameters up to and including 3/4". Marked reduction in diameter indicates deterioration of the core resulting in lack of proper support for the load carrying strands. Excessive rope stretch or elongation may also be an indication of internal deterioration.
* Evidence of "bird caging" or other distortion resulting in some members of the rope structure carrying more than others.
* Noticeable rusting or development of broken wires in the vicinity of attachments.


Those are standard wire rope replacement criteria. You've got a severe kink in there. Either shorten your cable or replace completely. You should be able to get a new replacement cheap from someone who changed over to synthetic.

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I bought a less than two year old Warn XD9000i not too long ago, old owner swore he used it once to put tension on a tree he was cutting in his front yard. Winch is in pristine condition, cable looked nasty! Kinks and surface rust all over it. Looked ten times worse than my five year old, constantly used up around my farm property, M8000s cable.

Bought a replacement from these guys, got it pretty quick and the price was half what anyplace locally would sell me one for...

JEEP WINCH CABLE: High quality replacement steel winch cable for Jeeps : Tellico 4x4

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When you put the new one on, hook it to a vehicle or tree and winch yourself in with your e-brake on slightly. With a little tension it should automatically wind up nice and tight.

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When you put the new one on, hook it to a vehicle or tree and winch yourself in with your e-brake on slightly. With a little tension it should automatically wind up nice and tight.
When I first bought and mounted this winch, I hooked onto my friends jeep and put my foot on my break a little and we wound it up really tight and I let it sit a month under tension. It never wound up very good, I have used it 10 or 12 time since March and I have never been able to get it to wind up easy. You shouldnt have to wind up under tension every time right?

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I bought a less than two year old Warn XD9000i not too long ago, old owner swore he used it once to put tension on a tree he was cutting in his front yard. Winch is in pristine condition, cable looked nasty! Kinks and surface rust all over it. Looked ten times worse than my five year old, constantly used up around my farm property, M8000s cable.

Bought a replacement from these guys, got it pretty quick and the price was half what anyplace locally would sell me one for...

JEEP WINCH CABLE: High quality replacement steel winch cable for Jeeps : Tellico 4x4
Thanks for that link, I think I am going to just order a new one so I dont have to worry. There are a fair number of times that I go wheeling with just one other jeep so a winch failure could be a real problem.

I have 5/16 right now, my winch is 8000 pound, shuold I go for the 3/8s or is that not necessary?

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