Small update. Pictures later though, as I was trying upload and it won't go for some reason.
Anyway, received my first winch ever for xmas, and got it installed. Warn M8000.
I'm staying with the steel cable for now. Over the years I've read all of the pros and cons of synthetic rope, and while it is certainly a much easier material on the hands, and won't kink, it does abrade more easily, and, according to the interwebs, is pretty susceptible to UV damage.
So, I may go that route in the future, but for now, I'll probably use the winch a bit first before dropping the coin on the new rope.
I now need to get out and use it!!! LOL!
Baby Beast 2- 1999 4Runner SR5
Baby Beast -1987 4Runner SR5-Gone, but not forgotten