|02-19-2012 11:16 AM|
I have a cover for my winch - keeps the dust out of the gears and sun off the line.
|02-19-2012 08:20 AM|
Synthetic rope, Amsteel blue or Tuff rope what do you prefer?
Or other brands.
|02-19-2012 07:30 AM|
|burton861||So synthetic sounds like the way to go, but are all of its problems such as uv, internal fraying, abrasion, and heat major issues, or can they be avoided with proper care and maintenance?|
|02-18-2012 11:17 PM|
|02-18-2012 11:09 PM|
|02-18-2012 10:42 PM|
|j.luis||synthetic is safer, cable can sever a body part or kill someone if it breaks/snaps. that itself is worth the expense.|
|02-18-2012 10:38 PM|
|02-18-2012 10:37 PM|
|fireron||Synthetic is required in most competitions and to be able to participate in many Jeep club runs.|
|02-18-2012 09:35 PM|
|02-18-2012 08:38 PM|
|joe002||Sean - you forgot another Pro of synthetic - it comes in lots of purdy colors.|
|02-18-2012 07:11 PM|
|3JKs1H1||Syn, hands down.|
|02-18-2012 06:56 PM|
I don't have a winch or any real experience on the topic, but I do know synthetic is much lighter weight and won't behead you if it snaps. It's more expensive though.
Edit: Sean answered while I was typing and his answer is way better. Listen to him. Hell, I might just write that all down . . .
|02-18-2012 06:54 PM|
Here are a few off the top of my head of wire rope vs. synthetic rope. Keep in mind this is generally speaking, as not all synthetic ropes are created equal...
Can Drag On Rocks
Uses either fairlead style
Stores Energy, which is dangerous if it breaks
Difficult to fix a break in the field
Doesn't store energy
Floats in water/mud
Thinner diameter means more length on drum
Can be spliced in field if it breaks
Easier to handle long lengths off the drum
Not UV stable, requires extra UV protection (sleeve, coating, etc.)
Can melt if exposed to heat (such as brake drum)
Subject to internal fraying by dirt and sand
No abrasion resistance, needs to be protected by sleeve
Hard to visually detect weakened/damaged rope
|02-18-2012 06:23 PM|
Synthetic rope vs. Steel cable
its about time for a new cable, and im considering switching to synthetic. What are the pros and cons of both from your experiences, and which do you prefer?