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Old 04-10-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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winch cable stretching

does anyone have any ideas on how to stretch a new winch cable.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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I park one rig on the street, down the block. And pull out the winch cable. Attach to rig and winch myself to it. Do it this way to re-spool as well.


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Old 04-10-2012, 10:22 PM   #3
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i will try that this weekend
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:18 AM   #4
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Yeah and if ya can try to do it on a slight hill
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My warn came with several suggestions. One of them was hook the winch to a tree, and pull the jeep towards the tree (or other immovable object) while lightly applying the brakes to increase tension.

What I did is I parked the jeep at the top of a hill, chocked the wheels, and pulled my dads jeep up the hill. Ideally, you want to let all but (I believe) 5 rolls on the winch out, and then guide the rope in so it spools all pretty like.
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