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I am wondering if anyone has tried the synthetic winch rope that is available for atv winches. I am thinking about switching to it because I use my winch for plowing which causes slack and therefore tangles the spool. I have noticed kinks in my cable from not being respooled tight as well. I am thinking that the synthetic rope might be a better choice to avoid kinking. I do have concerns about its strength and wearability. Any info would be appreciated since I don't know of anyone using it.
 

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Rasmo,

I have it and like it so far only really used only a couple of times pulling trees off the trail. My Warn 3.0 will hold about 55' with a 5' abrasion guard on the end. I also had them make a 50' extension that packs real well and weighs next to nothing. It is strong enough and should wear well enough for your use. Abrasion and cutting are it's two biggest enemies.

Rock Stompers can make it in whatever length you want. You might want to get a short length made up just for plow use and then get a 50' length for winching. It only take a few minutes to change.

Look at rockstompers.com
Greg
 

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Parkgt,

Thanks for the info. I checked out Rockstompers and found that their prices seemed more reasonable than the ones I received when I called Spidertrax. Spidertrax quoted me $75 for 50' x 3/16" rope, as opposed to $35. That also included the hook though. I think they wanted another $45 for the aluminum fairlead.

I liked the abrasion guard idea. I hadn't seen that before. That might be a must for me, when I think how many times I draw and release that first 3' of line during plowing. I would probably go with the 5' for plowing but I know as soon as I did I would need the longer line to get myself out of some situation.

I have a Warn 2.5 that is supposed to hold 50'. Does the 3.0 hold 5' more? Or is Warn being conservative on their numbers?

Thanks again,

Rasmo
 

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I think Warn is being conservative. Keep in mind that the abrasion guard adds a little bulk when spooling the last five feet. I ordered a 70' cable with two 5' guards. It would not take it all; I ended up pulling one 5' guard off and probably cut off about 12 feet of rope. It probably would have taken 65 feet without the guard. Order 60' and cut off any that won't spool if you want to get all you can.

The drum end comes with a lug on it that you can use if you want to drill and tap the drum . I cut it off tied a knot in the end and looped it over the little keeper the came stock on the drum. I wound 8 wraps around the drum and then Duct tapped it down to remind me not to pull those 8 wraps off.

As far as a hook I just used the one that came with the Warn cable. For a really nice Hawse Fairlead try. http://www.okoffroad.com/stuff-winchrope-atv.htm#atvhawse

Good luck,
Greg
 

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Greg,

Once again, Thank you. Your insight has been a big help.

Have a great New Year!

Rasmo
 

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Rasmo,
Glad to help. This site and it's members and others have been a big help to me. Even if we already ride the best we can still make our Rincons better.
Come down to Arkansas for some great riding.
Happy New Year,
Greg
 

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I ordered the AmsteelBlue winch rope from Rockstompers.com today as well. After doing a bit of research, it looks like it is extremely strong winch cable. I'll stick with my new roller fairlead for now. I read where this rope is so slick it won't even turn the rollers on the fairlead when in use. Sounds interesting..

I found a seller on eBay selling a 3/16in x 50ft AmsteelBlue rope for $36 shipped, but it did not include the abrasion guard. I had also sent the seller a question email the other day, but they have yet to reply so I went with Rockstompers.

The guy on the phone at Rockstompers was very helpful in answering my questions and taking my order.

parkgt - Thanks for the helpful link to their website..
 

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I dont mean to step on anyones toes, but I used to be in a four wheel drive clube in Tucson. We were a pretty hardcore group, we went to Moab on a constant basis. Almost everyone in my club used Master Pull Plasma rope in their winches and I can honestly say those things are damn near indestructible.
I used one in my Jeep Recovery Vehicle (Toyota Truck) and loved it. They cost a bit more but are more than worth the money. Check them out at www.masterpull.com.

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I hate to sound ignorant, but why would you want to go from cable to rope?
 

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It is lighter, does not kink and take a set, does not rust, does not develop hand cutting frays and is a pleasure to work with. If it fails it will not snap back and cut your head off.
 

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Exactly what he said, :D

Also your most basic master pull ATV Winch kit starts out at 9200 lb test. I have seen videos of the Master Pull guys pulling a dumptruck up a hill with the rope resting on Ginsu Blades. Its pretty amazing stuff.
 

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Dang Parkgt...you made my mind up!!!!
 

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Karl,

Sorry about that; but after using it a time or two you won't be.
Greg
 
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