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Old 06-25-2013, 10:13 AM   #1
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Saftey Thimbles, pros and cons?

I've decided to go with a Safety Thimble on my new winch and wanted to get thoughts from you guys that already have them. Are their any pros or cons to the brand/model you got? Why did you buy the one you bought? And finally, where did you buy it from?

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Yep, looked at those. What do you like about it and why did you buy it over the other types out there?
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The two I see mostly are the Viking (linked above) and the newer Factor 55 thimble. Granted, I do not have either. I think they will both do the job. One advantage I do see of the Factor 55 is the simplicity of installation. The Viking will require you to splice the line, while the Factor 55 will let you reuse the factory "thimble" (or eye...I dont know what you wanna call it) which will make for a faster/easier install.
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The two I see mostly are the Viking (linked above) and the newer Factor 55 thimble. Granted, I do not have either. I think they will both do the job. One advantage I do see of the Factor 55 is the simplicity of installation. The Viking will require you to splice the line, while the Factor 55 will let you reuse the factory "thimble" (or eye...I dont know what you wanna call it) which will make for a faster/easier install.
That's a good point. I personally like the look of the Factor 55 thimble, but not sure I can justify the extra cost... but the easy of installation/removal goes a long way in helping in that department.
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