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post #1 of 4 Old 03-31-2008, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Winch - Roller Fairlead vs. Hawse Fairlead

So I hear from just about every offroader that if you get a winch to make sure you get a roller fairlead. So I'm just wondering what makes the roller fairlead better than the hawse fairlead? I mean what is so bad about getting a hawse fairlead?

Just curious because I'm gonna getting a winch soon.

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A metal line will eventually score the hawse because it doesn't roll - just rubs. Hawse is ok for synthetic line, I believe.

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X2 - If you have a cable line use a roller fairlead. I wouldn't recommend using a roller fairlead for a synthetic rope line, although you could.

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I have some warn roller fairleads for sale. Got a brand new one, never used - will sell for 75% of whatever quadratech charges.
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