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blue demon 04-10-2012 07:36 PM

winch cable stretching
does anyone have any ideas on how to stretch a new winch cable.

nwbronco 04-10-2012 08:29 PM

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.

Bob K.

blue demon 04-10-2012 09:22 PM

i will try that this weekend

Mumblewood 04-11-2012 10:18 AM

Yeah and if ya can try to do it on a slight hill

Peepers 04-11-2012 10:24 AM

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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