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  • 5/16 and go with the 150 lenth

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  • 3/8 and 100' but wayy stronger

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I think 150 ft of 5/16 comes on it, I'm assuming you're asking if you should go 3/8"?

The smaller stuff is easy to handle but if you tend to damage cable quickly you could go for 3/8 and get a synthetic extension if you need the length. You guys with the 8274's get spoiled with all that room for cable :flipoff2:
 

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My synthetic lasted 1.5 years. I sheared it in the snow this winter, it dropped in a drift and was cut by rocks. I liked it but damn it's expensive, especially when you're pulling other people. It dropped to the ground when it snapped, that was nice. I'm running 3/8" steel now till I decide what to do.
 

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Does anyone know the strength rating is for the 5/16 steel cable ? I'm tring to decide on 5/16 or 3/8 's synthetic and wanted to compare it to what I have now. I have an M8000 and can put 100' of 5/16 or 80' of 3/8's .
 

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I to like my synthetic rope. I am not one who takes care of the wire rope so it gets hammered fast where my fiber rope doesn't care and I do love the weight savings and safety of it. It is at least 2x as much but it is also 2x better IMHO.
 

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How does the fiber rope hold up in wet & muddy environment??
Would gettin dropped into a muck hole bother it??
I don't go for the whole 'mud boggin' bit, but I'ld hate to have to say "Is there a way around this mud hole, I don't wanna get my winch cable dirty".:rolleyes: :flipoff2:
 

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We run mainly bog type stuff, mud and all that. We all run synthetic.

2 years seems to be as much as we get fom a cable. 3 on some. If they get too bad on a day out, 15 minutes with a bucket of water to clean them means you get the grinding paste out of them.

No worries. Go for it.
 
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