That's cool Isaac, what a nice gift!
I agree, once my wire wears out il switch to synthetic but until then I'm gonna stick with steel... It's not like I wheel anyway
One factor is the synthetic takes a nice chunk of weight that is pretty far forward of the front tires, all the weight of bumpers, winches etc can start messin with your plush handling. But I drive a 40 and there is no plush handling!