Originally Posted by TacoDell
I use the Masterpull 5/16 superline...
which is rated above many of the 3/8" synthetic ropes
I like that I can spool 100' on my M8K with 5/16 rope.
Not likely when using 3/8" stuff prolly only around 80'
Be sure the hawse you buy is alloy and not steel...
tho' the later will work if unmarred...
the alloy is softer and easier on the rope.
Hmm. So I don't know if anyone knows, but would 100' of 3/8 amsteel blue fit onto my smittybilt XRC10 winch? I hadn't thought of that before, but now I'm worried...
The XRC10 comes with 94' of 21/64" steel or synthetic, but I'm not sure if that maxes out the room on the winch. I looked at the winch and it appears that it could fit another wrap of the 21/64, so I would assume that it could fit the 3/8, but I could be wrong.
Alright, so I guess I'll just go with the 2809 hawse by smittybilt, the cheaper one.
Originally Posted by extremachn1
I went with the 3/8 line because if you look at the 10K winches that comes with synthetic lines like the warn 9.5xp, superwinch talon 9.5 (which comes with amsteel blue), smitty built XRC 10, or mile marker sec 9.5 all come with the 3/8 line.
Plus you can always put snatch block on your line which double your pulling power, halves your speed, but your still pulling the full weight of the vehicle + what ever is causing it to be stuck. I would spend the extra for the 3/8 just for piece of mind.
I am pretty sure I got my viking line and it was the same price as the amsteel blue or at least very close to the price. From all the posts I read trying to decide you cant go wrong with either company.
After looking up the superwinch talon 9.5, they come with only 80' of 3/8 amsteel. How long of a line did you go with? When I offroad, I'm usually in the desert, and it can be far from a suitable tree or rock, so that's why I wanted to go with the 100' and I'd use a snatch block if it was a closer recovery point to get the power, but if 100' won't even fit, then it doesn't do me much good at all!
Thanks for that last bit, that makes me feel better about going with the cheaper amsteel blue