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Old 12-06-2016, 04:15 AM
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Synthetic winch cable?

This may not be a performance modification, but I really didn't see a better place to ask my question.

So my winch cable has had it and I decided to replace it with a synthetic one. Does anyone have any suggestions? I was looking at the Polaris cable, but I've seen a few others online. What is the experience floating around out there?

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Old 12-06-2016, 04:53 AM
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My winch came with the synthetic rope, no problems yet. I bought my winch from RVS Performance, here's a link to the website.
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:35 AM
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Rvs is a great dealer, great products and a member here...^

Also, I would replace the fairlead with a new one or switch to a hawse, either way the thing should be new/flawless because anything worn/ruff from your steel cable will shorten rope life dramatically.
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Old 12-06-2016, 05:25 PM
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I just installed my first one, a new Moose synthetic winch rope, on Sunday before the snow. Hopefully we get some more to really test it out.
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I just installed my first one, a new Moose synthetic winch rope, on Sunday before the snow. Hopefully we get some more to really test it out.
Much up/down...gunna break. Too much wear and tear/heat build up on 1 short 8" section of it. Not a flaw of rope.because cable wears just the same, benefit is rope is a quick pocket knife, new knot repair and your on your way. But for plowing duties, I listened to these guys 2 yrs ago and used a section of 2" strap just for plowing and never had a breaking issue. CabLe with former quad, it'd get repaired an average of 8 times a winter. The rope when I first tried it on my new quad/plow set up made it thru half the day before it broke.

So just keep the strap idea in the back of your mind if/when it begins breaking from alot of up/down plow cycling.
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I just installed my first one, a new Moose synthetic winch rope, on Sunday before the snow. Hopefully we get some more to really test it out.
Much up/down...gunna break. Too much wear and tear/heat build up on 1 short 8" section of it. Not a flaw of rope.because cable wears just the same, benefit is rope is a quick pocket knife, new knot repair and your on your way. But for plowing duties, I listened to these guys 2 yrs ago and used a section of 2" strap just for plowing and never had a breaking issue. CabLe with former quad, it'd get replied an average of 8 times a winter. The rope when I first tried it on my new quad/plow set up made it thru half the day before it broke.

So just keep the strap idea in the back of your mind if/when it begins breaking from alot of up/down plow cycling.
I've been reading about the strap idea. I like it. I really think I'm going to do that. I've put on the 50 foot rope so I don't have to take it off, put it on every time I want to take off the plow and play. So I think the strap will be the ticket!!
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