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12-11-2013 10:46 AM
Leslee
Yellow Rope

Come on guys what ever happened to its your Jeep do as you wish?? My Jeep is yellow and my accessories are black,so with a black winch a yellow rope will fit my theam.
12-09-2013 06:31 PM
1jeeplvr
Quote:
Originally Posted by markmontana View Post
Lay the yellow winch line around the base of your hardtop and screw the top down. Shove a little extra in the corners.

LOL Whats that dude smoking,I want some...then again,maybe not

yeah,I laughed outloud.
12-09-2013 08:21 AM
markmontana
Quote:
Originally Posted by morticianlane88 View Post
Can anyone tell me about putting the new seals on my hardtop? The corner seals don't fit quite right. Do I trim those? Also, what kind of adhesive should I use? Thanks
Lay the yellow winch line around the base of your hardtop and screw the top down. Shove a little extra in the corners.

12-08-2013 09:28 PM
morticianlane88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leslee View Post
I ordered the rope in the color yellow for my new Zeon winch. My jeep is also yellow in color, Jerry helped me with the in cab controls,and now I am waiting to get my line back from viking, I sent it down there to have my thimble installed. I do not know how to splice winch line yet.so I thought it best be left to the Pros....


Can anyone tell me about putting the new seals on my hardtop? The corner seals don't fit quite right. Do I trim those? Also, what kind of adhesive should I use? Thanks
12-08-2013 09:24 PM
Leslee
Yellow Rope

I ordered the rope in the color yellow for my new Zeon winch. My jeep is also yellow in color, Jerry helped me with the in cab controls,and now I am waiting to get my line back from viking, I sent it down there to have my thimble installed. I do not know how to splice winch line yet.so I thought it best be left to the Pros....
12-08-2013 01:28 AM
yellowsnow
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Originally Posted by 1jeeplvr View Post
So today is the first time I used my line so its been wound for a month or so.When I wound it I did it under the weight of the vehicle,as I attached the end to a tree then used it to pull the jeep up my driveway which has a uphill grade.I used it today for the first time & got home.I unwound the rope,since Im trying to figure why my wonderful Warn wont freespool and my rope is smooshed.Its not all nice & roundlike it was when new,kind of flattened .Did I do Something wrong?I hope not,I did it like Viking suggested.
Resurecting old threads is great isn't it! This is a pretty fair thread so why not

I had the same experience with my Milemarker winch/synthetic rope. I pulled about 500' of chain link fence (about 50+ pulls, light load) as well as a few recovery pulls here on the ranch. I used a tree strap facing up hill and let the weight of the CJ5 pull the rope. Synthetic is much more pliable than steel rope as well so you will deal with rope "packing in" a bit more.

All in all I am more than happy with mine, although I wish I had gone Blue rather than grey
07-27-2013 04:47 PM
1jeeplvr So today is the first time I used my line so its been wound for a month or so.When I wound it I did it under the weight of the vehicle,as I attached the end to a tree then used it to pull the jeep up my driveway which has a uphill grade.I used it today for the first time & got home.I unwound the rope,since Im trying to figure why my wonderful Warn wont freespool and my rope is smooshed.Its not all nice & roundlike it was when new,kind of flattened .Did I do Something wrong?I hope not,I did it like Viking suggested.
06-28-2013 08:39 PM
1jeeplvr
Quote:
Originally Posted by C.L. View Post
There's a stump under the rocks; they were just there to keep the line from shifting until i got it under load. The bigger issue was my synthetic line routed over the knife edge rock infront of me, but i was permanently affixed to the driver's seat at the time and couldn't see the line routing.
Did you damage your line?
06-28-2013 08:37 AM
C.L.
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Originally Posted by 1jeeplvr View Post
Yeah,hows that work?? Is the cable going to that couple of rocks?
Quote:
Originally Posted by boomer_95 View Post
OK ya that may be a bit of a safety issue if it breaks is the winch cable end only connected to that small mound of rocks?!?!?!
There's a stump under the rocks; they were just there to keep the line from shifting until i got it under load. The bigger issue was my synthetic line routed over the knife edge rock infront of me, but i was permanently affixed to the driver's seat at the time and couldn't see the line routing.
06-28-2013 08:24 AM
Evpjr My only concern is...that I can't get it in the color that coordinates with my TJ, like Summer Yellow!
06-27-2013 08:17 PM
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by Leslee View Post
How do you wind it uniformly when your controls are in side?
Ive got mine permanently installed in the cab but I also have an extra remote if I need to wind it from the outside.
06-27-2013 08:14 PM
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by C.L. View Post
I would have had a safety issue if this broke...
(thus the tow strap backup)

Yeah,hows that work?? Is the cable going to that couple of rocks?
06-27-2013 08:13 PM
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by gus54 View Post
It should be fine no matter how it rolls up during the pull. Just take time to respool it later.
Good point
06-27-2013 07:53 PM
gus54 It should be fine no matter how it rolls up during the pull. Just take time to respool it later.
06-27-2013 07:31 PM
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
You use the remote control.

True but off-angle pulls are pretty common... probably half of my pulls are from off to the side which makes getting it spooled level difficult if not downright impossible.
Thats something I am worried about.What do you do when doing a off the side pull.Doesent it get bunched up at an end of the spool?My wire line did but not real bad,guess I never did a very long off to the side pull.I just dont want to damage my new Viking rope.
06-27-2013 04:36 PM
boomer_95
Quote:
Originally Posted by C.L. View Post
I would have had a safety issue if this broke...
(thus the tow strap backup)

OK ya that may be a bit of a safety issue if it breaks is the winch cable end only connected to that small mound of rocks?!?!?!
06-27-2013 06:46 AM
C.L.
Quote:
Originally Posted by boomer_95 View Post
you can use it till it breaks, as there isn't much in the way of safety issues.
I would have had a safety issue if this broke...
(thus the tow strap backup)

06-27-2013 06:31 AM
boomer_95
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Originally Posted by RepairMan View Post
Why does Warn reccomend replacing synthetic rope every year? It's a warning in their -s manuals.
either marketing or legal BS.. with synth. rope, you can use it till it breaks, as there isn't much in the way of safety issues. tho being on a trail with a broken winch line would suck. my co-worker has synth. rope on his Honda Rincon and LOVES it! hes probably sold 20 people on synth. rope since hes started (we work at a 4-wheeler dealership) and no-one has ever complained about spending the extra $$ for it
06-26-2013 10:59 PM
Jerry Bransford
Quote:
Originally Posted by RepairMan View Post
Why does Warn reccomend replacing synthetic rope every year? It's a warning in their -s manuals.
You can thank their lawyers for that. Synthetic rope will last many years under usual winching conditions.
06-26-2013 10:45 PM
RepairMan Why does Warn reccomend replacing synthetic rope every year? It's a warning in their -s manuals.
06-26-2013 10:04 PM
Jerry Bransford
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leslee View Post
How do you wind it uniformly when your controls are in side?
You use the remote control.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steveo33186 View Post
With my limited experience if you do a straight line pull under tension the winch line wants to spool uniformly. When I got my winch with synthetic line I pulled most of the line out and did a straight line pull with my jeep on a very slight incline. With just the tension from my jeep the line spooled itself uniformly without me having to guide it.
True but off-angle pulls are pretty common... probably half of my pulls are from off to the side which makes getting it spooled level difficult if not downright impossible.
06-26-2013 09:50 PM
Steveo33186 With my limited experience if you do a straight line pull under tension the winch line wants to spool uniformly. When I got my winch with synthetic line I pulled most of the line out and did a straight line pull with my jeep on a very slight incline. With just the tension from my jeep the line spooled itself uniformly without me having to guide it.
06-26-2013 08:48 PM
Leslee
rope

How do you wind it uniformly when your controls are in side?
06-26-2013 08:17 PM
1jeeplvr Well I spoke to someone who was there.Thor was not available so I asked the person who answered the phone & he wasent positive so he took my name & had to call me back after he spoke to someone,Im assuming Thor.He said that the first layer of rope is wound as tight as possible by hand (he said as tight as possible several times so it must be important) Then to use the vehicle to wind the rope tight for the rest of the rope.I asked him several times about winding it uniformly & that I was afraid that winding it so uniformly would cause the rope to get stuck between the rope under it.He said that as long as its wound tight(using the vehicle) it wouldent do that.So there we go.
06-25-2013 05:35 PM
1jeeplvr Ill call him tomorrow & let you know what he has to say.Thanks Jerry.
06-25-2013 05:28 PM
Jerry Bransford I haven't heard of the recommendation to wind it like that 1Jeeplvr, but that doesn't mean it's not a good way to do it. I'd talk with Thor at Viking & see what he says. My rope isn't usually all that neat by the end of my first pull of the day & it has been pulled down through the layers without apparent damage. But Thor would be the guy to get the expert opinion from

Please let us/me know what Thor says about that if you talk to him.
06-25-2013 05:15 PM
1jeeplvr Jerry I noticed on your pics you have the rope spooled up nice and neat.Ive read that its better to wind the first layer by hand then use the weight of the vehicle to wind the rest,winding it in a non uniform pattern to avoid the rope from being wedged into each other.Is that the correct way to wind it.I just got my Viking rope & being a rope virgin I dont want to f it up.
03-21-2011 11:41 AM
KP Texan
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Amsteel Blue, made by Samson, is what winchline.com sells.
Yeah Samson is a great company and we use their cordage almost exclusively. Like you mentioned above, it sort of goes against the name Amsteel Blue to have in in a different color, haha. The other colors I've seen it in are the bright orange like you have and also a fluorescent green. Another excellent line company we have used is Cortland (Puget Sound Rope) but they are a smaller company with a very similar product to Amsteel Blue. The main difference is probably that they use Spectra rather than Dyneema...those are really almost the same fibers but they are made by a different parent company.

I think I'm sort of obsessed about getting a winch on my Jeep since I work with so many winches on our boats. All of our big bow and stern winches are custom built by these guys: www.markeymachinery.com . Two vessels we currently have under construction will have our most powerful bow winches ever: a stall pull force on the first drum layer of 625,000 pounds!

-Wes
03-20-2011 11:13 PM
Jerry Bransford
Quote:
Originally Posted by KP Texan View Post
From what I've seen, our lines have been very UV resistant. Here's a brochure on Samson Amsteel Blue: Samson-The Strongest Name in Rope, AMSTEEL-BLUE . They say it is "UV Stabilized".

-Wes
Amsteel Blue, made by Samson, is what winchline.com sells.
03-20-2011 08:17 PM
KP Texan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil05LJ View Post
So what about UV exposure from the sun? Would that have any affects other than possible fading? Its not a rumor that I've heard, I'm just curious. Thanks.
From what I've seen, our lines have been very UV resistant. Here's a brochure on Samson Amsteel Blue: Samson-The Strongest Name in Rope, AMSTEEL-BLUE . They say it is "UV Stabilized".

-Wes
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