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Old 01-31-2014, 03:12 PM   #222
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I posted this on the B/S/T thread earlier. Hopefully someone can use the info:

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Hey Guys,

I am in the market for a Prolink. I went to the local shops and all of them are selling the Prolinks for $148.99 plus tax (9.5% in WA). In my research I found that the cheapest I could find a complete Prolink anywhere is $142.45 shipped on Ebay.

I also noticed that you could get the prolink without the rubber guard for as low as $114.70 and the rubber guard for $12.99 ($127.69 total). All of the prices that I am quoting are free shipping also.

I've decided to hold off on the Prolink for now but I wanted to pass on the info.

If you guys have any leads on cheap Prolinks please don't hesitate to post.


Here the links I am refering to:

Complete:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Factor-55-Pro-Link-Loaded-Silver-Safer-Stronger-Shackle-Mount-00015-05-/171121241946?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &hash=item27d79eef5a&vxp=mtr

Without Rubber Guard:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Factor-55-Prolink-With-Alloy-Steel-Pin-Prolink-Shackle-Mount-Silver-00010-05-/251248750958?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &hash=item3a7f97b16e&vxp=mtr

Rubber Guard:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Factor-55-ProLink-Rubber-Guard-00014-01-/261309910322?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &hash=item3cd748cd32&vxp=mtr
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:58 PM   #223
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I posted this on the B/S/T thread earlier. Hopefully someone can use the info:
Thanks for the info been on the fence about getting what to do.
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:01 PM   #225
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whats up fellas how much line do yall run on your winchs and what size do yall run? i just picked up a smittybuilt winch for a steal and 130' of 3/8th amsteel for a really good price aswell and im thinking ima have to cut some off to make it all fit on the winch properly. i know the winch comes with about 97' of cable but it still has some room for a little bit more length i would say.
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:31 AM   #226
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I run 100' of 3/8" Amsteel in my Warn M8000. I wouldn't really go over 100" if your worried about the winch working properly. The more line that you have on the drum during a winch the weaker the pull will be. You can always add to the line if needed.

If you cut off 30" don't throw it away. You should make a couple extensions out of it.
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I run 100' of 3/8" Amsteel in my Warn M8000. I wouldn't really go over 100" if your worried about the winch working properly. The more line that you have on the drum during a winch the weaker the pull will be. You can always add to the line if needed.

If you cut off 30" don't throw it away. You should make a couple extensions out of it.
how long did it take you to wrap your own ends?? Cause i know they sell a kit to help you do that.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:15 AM   #228
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I had never done it before I did mine. I worked on it while my wife watched a move and it took about 45 min to learn how and actually do it. There is a great video that shows how to do it without a kit. I will go find it.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:20 AM   #229
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I followed this video but I included my Samson Blueline thimble in the loop. When I did mine I also decided to all the way through 2 times then I went down the core like he does in the video. I then used nylon thread to hold it all to gether.

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Old 02-12-2014, 07:39 AM   #231
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did you follow the link? I can never get those things to embed here.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:06 AM   #233
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Just search "Create a fixed eye in your am steel" in YouTube. Its a guy working on a cutting board.
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ok i will have to check it out.

So i finally used my winch last weekend, the only problem with the thimble is i had the wrong size d ring . I need to get smaller D rings. If i had the hook still on i would not have run into problem of self recovery. So i am kinda of confused if the thimble is worth it :/.
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I run 100' of 3/8" Amsteel in my Warn M8000. I wouldn't really go over 100" if your worried about the winch working properly. The more line that you have on the drum during a winch the weaker the pull will be. You can always add to the line if needed.

If you cut off 30" don't throw it away. You should make a couple extensions out of it.
Thanks for the info man I was thinking about doing exactly what you mentioned. Cutting it at 100' and making a strap outta the left over 30'. Also I bought the Viking safety thimble and it seems pretty good i was gonna buy the pro link but the safety thimble looks like itll get the job done.
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Has anyone added a winch inside there 12/13 bumper , I saw a guy on a video have it, I wanna do that mod... It pops out on the lower flat Gray lower bumper.
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:03 AM   #237
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Yea this should get this van out of any trouble...
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I bet that would work just fine. That van wouldnt be able to get itself into enough trouble to warrant anything bigger.
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That looks like an ATV winch
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