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Snorkel 1
04-04-2006, 11:58 PM
I am ordering a synthetic winch line to repace my old steel cable. I have a Warn M12 with 125' of cable currently. Should I get 125' again or go with 90-100'? The shorter line would mean that I would always have less line on the spool and therefor a stronger pull and I could use an extension if I needed a longer pull.
Any thoughts on the type of synthetic line I should go with? I like the 3/8" Viking combo line with safety thimble. http://winchline.com/wl_wst.htm

See you at CM06 :D

Uncle Ben
04-05-2006, 07:20 AM
I am ordering a synthetic winch line to repace my old steel cable. I have a Warn M12 with 125' of cable currently. Should I get 125' again or go with 90-100'? The shorter line would mean that I would always have less line on the spool and therefor a stronger pull and I could use an extension if I needed a longer pull.
Any thoughts on the type of synthetic line I should go with? I like the 3/8" Viking combo line with safety thimble. http://winchline.com/wl_wst.htm

See you at CM06 :D

You should always stick to the design limits of the winch. On the other hand the 12k winch is more than enough winch for any situation so I really doubt you would have any problems going to 150'. Check out Rockstomper.com for syth cable and supplies.
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Snorkel 1
04-05-2006, 08:54 AM
Will 150' of 3/8" line fit on the M12?

Snorkel 1
04-05-2006, 10:52 AM
I talked to Jim out at Winchline.com over the phone. I wanted to make sure I would get the new line before CM06. I ended up ordering a 3/8" 125' Combination Fire/Viking black winch line with their safety thimble. It should be here in one week. He gave me a 10% discount off of the advertised price which made it a great deal when compaired to other sites I found on-line. He also said he would give 10% off to anyone else if they mention my name when calling. I have no affiliation with them other then being a new customer but that is what he told me. I just wanted to pass on the info for others who may be in the market for a new synthetic line. Thanks for the input Ben. :thumb:

Uncle Ben
04-05-2006, 12:15 PM
I talked to Jim out at Winchline.com over the phone. I wanted to make sure I would get the new line before CM06. I ended up ordering a 3/8" 125' Combination Fire/Viking black winch line with their safety thimble. It should be here in one week. He gave me a 10% discount off of the advertised price which made it a great deal when compaired to other sites I found on-line. He also said he would give 10% off to anyone else if they mention my name when calling. I have no affiliation with them other then being a new customer but that is what he told me. I just wanted to pass on the info for others who may be in the market for a new synthetic line. Thanks for the input Ben. :thumb:

Thats really cool....Snorkle! :D

nuclearlemon
04-06-2006, 08:40 AM
hey snorkle...what are you doing with that old steel winch cable? care to donate to help with the jenny creek trail restoration?

Snorkel 1
04-07-2006, 04:36 AM
hey snorkle...what are you doing with that old steel winch cable? care to donate to help with the jenny creek trail restoration?

I would be happy to. What do are you going to use it for? I can bring it with to Moab if that would work. I just need to know where to drop it off when I get there. Or I may be able to drop it off on the way through Colorado. I will be taking I70.

nuclearlemon
04-07-2006, 08:23 AM
either way...i live close to i70, and many rising sun members (including myself will be at moab)...it will be used to rope off a mudbog on a local trail that's in danger of being shut down.

Snorkel 1
04-07-2006, 07:03 PM
I'll bring it with to Moab then. I'm glad you can use it.