Thanks, unfortunately the downfall to this particular Superwinch that I bought, you have to use cable, it says that you should not use synthetic rope in the manual.I have a 3500lbs Superwinch with the rope verses the steel cable. I was looking for a winch with sealed components, the SW has been a good choice. Good luck!
If (I'm sure more like when) I have issues, I will try synthetic. What I read on their website is that any winch with an aluminum drum shouldn't use synthetic. This particular model has an aluminum drum.I also have the Superwinch. I bought the Terra 3500. I went with synthetic as well. Don't recall if it said in the manual to only use wire rope.
I also can't think of a reason that you can only use wire rope on an ATV winch. Synthetic would just be easier on everything. That's just my opinion.
Besides, the wire rope that came with my winch bent the chrome cross bars after the first pull. I went to synthetic immediately and i won't go back.