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Old 04-19-2017, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone have anything about using winch rope in the snow?

Wilson and I both run 8274s and were talking about whether switching to synthetic rope is a good idea or not for our use. We both feel we use our winches often, especially on snow runs.

I've heard it doesn't hold up well in mud and water, lots of people running ttc were having issues iirc.

I'm wondering about freezing, seems like it could make pulling it out a bitch.
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My Warn 9.5 XP came with wire rope and was getting frayed pretty bad, slicing your hand in the snow looks like your going to bleed to death, so I bought the Warn replacement rope and love it. It's much safer, the rope is so much easier to pull out buy hand just freespool and walk. I always use a tree saver. I've never had a probablem with the rope freezing, dirt, rock damage but I do try to keep care of it.
Bottom line, it's expensive but it makes winching just a little easier, when mine wears out I will replace it with the same.
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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One thing I've seen happen with synthetic is in the freeze thaw freeze scenario the synthetic winch line froze solid and was unable to unspool. Never seen wire do that but that said I still run synthetic but my winch mount is pretty hidden.
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One thing I've seen happen with synthetic is in the freeze thaw freeze scenario the synthetic winch line froze solid and was unable to unspool. Never seen wire do that but that said I still run synthetic but my winch mount is pretty hidden.
That's kinda what I was talking about, how hard was it to get unstuck?
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That's kinda what I was talking about, how hard was it to get unstuck?
It was a buddy in his driveway went to respool his line. If he had been stuck it would have been a pain. He didn't need it so it wasn't important. Mines hidden in my front bumper cover really well so its never been an issue and my other buddy I wheel with has a winch cover so his is always good. We have lots of kids around so the synthetic being a lot safer to handle and work with is worth it. But I'd cover synthetic in winter time just for that reason though.
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That's kinda what I was talking about, how hard was it to get unstuck?
I have had to winch rope off the winch before because it was so frozen. Only seen it happen once, but I switched back to cable.
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