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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Synthetic Winch Rope

Where is the best place to buy Synthetic Winch Rope? Also I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to ATV reparis but Mechanically inclined... How do I swap out the metal cable in my Polaris 2500lbs winch for the synthetic? How does the rope attach to the Spool?

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I've had good luck with the $50 dollar ropes from Amazon with free shipping. I use them often and they've held up well. Also try your local dealers.

When you unspool the cable and get to the end of it, you will see exactly how it's done. There is a llittle hole in the drum that the cable goes through and an allen screw that tightens down on it.

You can't use the screw with the rope or it will chew it up. You run enough rope through the hole and lay the running end all the way across the drum sideways. Then you wrap 1 or 2 layers of duct tape over it to keep it in place. Hold tension on the rope as you wind it in and it will hold it self when you put a load on it. Like the cable, you have to leave a full layer on the drum. I can't really see my drum so I painted a black stripe on the rope to let me know when it gets too far out.

Make sure you also replace the fairlead. A fairlead that was previously used with a cable will usually have a lot of burrs and nicks on it that will chew up a rope pretty quickly.

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Amsteel sells spools of 600'. We are buying a spool between all the ATV junkies at work to save a few bucks. My winch is new and does not need replacing, but if I can get twice as much for half the price and have it as a spare, I'm in. One of the guys knows how to tie the braid so we are all set. Just a thought.

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ATV Amsteel Blue Synthetic Winch Rope 3/16" X 50' BLUE | eBay

That E-bay auction has 50' of Amsteel Blue Rope for a great price along with 5 feet of abrasion protection. Even has the part that you can connect to your winch and screw it in and a Timble.

They mention you should swap to a Hawse Aluminum Fairlead instead of a roller Fairlead, can anyone comment on wether I should switch?

Also they mention the Bolt-Holes for the fairlead are 4 3/4" apart, is this correct for the Polaris/Warn 2500lbs winch?

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Synthetic 3/16"x50' AmSteel Blue ATV winch rope $45

Try warriorco. I just bought his plow rope. Its a much better rope for less money than other places I have checked. He's a member here and as he states in the thread he will work with you on size,colors etc.

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ATV Amsteel Blue Synthetic Winch Rope 3/16" X 50' BLUE | eBay

That E-bay auction has 50' of Amsteel Blue Rope for a great price along with 5 feet of abrasion protection. Even has the part that you can connect to your winch and screw it in and a Timble.

They mention you should swap to a Hawse Aluminum Fairlead instead of a roller Fairlead, can anyone comment on wether I should switch?

Also they mention the Bolt-Holes for the fairlead are 4 3/4" apart, is this correct for the Polaris/Warn 2500lbs winch?
i believe the bolts on the fairlead are 4 7/8'' center to center for the holes

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Thanks for all the links guys. I like the viking products, but doesn't appear they ship to canada.

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Thanks for all the links guys. I like the viking products, but doesn't appear they ship to canada.
Seems to be the case more often then not....you spend hours searching for a product, put it in your shopping cart..only to find out that they "do not ship to Canada at this time"...is it really that hard to ship a product to Canada...Geeesh...I could only imagine how much money is lost in America from this issue.

I have sent countless e-mail's to company's in America asking Why they do not ship to Canada and how can I pay for the shipping...I have never got a legitimate answer yet.

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