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Reccomendations on synthetic winch rope?

Discussion in 'Recovery' started by BurritoClimber, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. Mar 3, 2021 at 11:22 AM
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    BurritoClimber

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    When I bought my taco it came with a smittybuilt winch. The cable on there right now is a little frayed in a couple spots, so I would like to change to a synthetic rope. Any good recommendations on brands or sizes?
     
  2. Mar 4, 2021 at 6:50 AM
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    Just the essentials and no extra fluff.
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    +2 for Masterpull, they make great lines and in the USA. I've got a tree saver and snatch block from them and will get one of their lines down the road when the stock comeup wears out. Really I wish Factor55 made winch lines, their kinetic ropes and soft shackles are awesome and made in USA.

    http://www.masterpull.com/synthetic-winch-lines/

     
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    Without knowing the size of Your Wench hard to tell you what size is best for your Winch .

    I went bigger and longer when I swapped over .
     
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    Holy Shit! $459 for rope on a winch? I'll keep my cable.
     
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    If you switch over check your spool for a smooth surface. Deep scratches or gouges need to be taken care of as they can damage synthetic rope.
     
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    You get what you pay for with recovery gear. You value a $35 recovery rope? Sure go ahead, not me thanks...
     
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    Safe extract recovery gear is currently the best in the industry. It’s what we tested and validated for our recovery gear on our Special operation ground mobility vehicles. It is currently fielded on our armored and Un armored Toyota Hiluxs, LC200, 76, 79s the entire special Forces regiment fielded the 8k kits for our MRZRS and the 20k kits fir our Gmv 1.1. (Hmmv replacement) I was in charge of all mobility vehicles for SOF.

    we approached master pull to make them for us but they failed third party testing at the Nevada Automotive test center. Master pull ropes are not US made lines. They are assembled here.

    Safe extracts synthetic winch lines are 100% US made.

    safe-xtract.com for exactly what we use

    Asroffroad.com for civilian kits or individual pieces.

    you can see it being used in my training on IG at wv.overland

    I’m retired SOF and do both military and civilian driving and recovery training. international 4 wheel drive training association certified instructor.
     
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    Custom splice. Cheap and strong. Or Jm rigging. I’ve had a custom splice rope on my winch for years with tons of abuse and no cleaning and no issues. Done enough hard pulls to bend the eyelet at the end as well
     
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    I'm not calling B.S. and never would, but I thought you guys(SF)never mentioned you were SF?
     
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    Another vote for custom splice. I’ve used there stuff without any issues and I use my winch a lot!
     
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    Talk to the guys at Guardian of Bravery, they use and splice them. Their ropes are made in the USA, which is a major plus. They made our buddy a custom synthetic which line based on his vehicles' weight.

    https://guardianofbravery.com/store/
     
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    Another vote for Masterpull. Mine never failed me.
     
  18. Mar 18, 2021 at 9:36 AM
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    So as far as I know they splice their ropes in the USA, but the ropes they use are imported. Big difference. There are a few companies using the word Made in the USA. But what they mean is that they splice in the USA.

    Here is a list of companies that splice their ropes in the USA, but also make their ropes in the USA.

    K72 Rope by Guardian of Bravery:
    https://guardianofbravery.com/store/SOFT-SHACKLES-c76139050

    Bubba Rope:
    https://www.bubbarope.com/gator-jaws-synthetic-shackles

    Factor 55:
    https://factor55.com/product-category/soft-shackles/

    Deadman Off-Road:
    https://www.deadmanoffroad.com/collections/accessories/products/deadman-soft-shackle

    Billet 4x4:
    https://www.billet4x4.com/pro-shackles-soft.htm

    Yankum Ropes:
    https://yankum.com/7-16-x-20-double-loop-soft-shackle-wll-7800-lbs/
     
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    I was just reading about that and do everything I can to buy made in the US products (or Germany or Japan if not US). Good info

     
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    Jm rigging stuff is made in southern Utah as well and makes it all himself. Good guy as well
     
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