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Old 04-01-2012, 08:48 PM   #1

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winch cable ?s

a friend gave me a smittybuilt xrc-8 winch. I was wondering if i was to change out the cable to synthetic what size should i get? for synthetic cable is it better to double the line rating as compared to what the winch is capable of? thanks for any help

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Old 04-02-2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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If you look up the winch specs, it will list out what the steel cable size is, most I believe are the 5/16" wire rope. You can get that same size in Synthetic rope or you can go up to the next size.

I have the same winch and switched to synthetic a couple years ago and just went with the 5/16" x 90' Syn rope.

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