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Red streamer on Winch???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by High-Gear, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Jun 6, 2010 at 5:40 AM
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    High-Gear

    High-Gear [OP] Zombie Killer

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    Guys,

    I've noticed several winches which have a red "Remove before flight" style streamer on the hook of their winch. One came with my Smittybilt, but is it for style, or does it actually have a purpose?
     
  2. Jun 6, 2010 at 5:43 AM
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    dauange

    dauange Well-Known Member

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    It lets you handle the winch cable by the strap preventing metal splinters in your hand from the cable
     
  3. Jun 6, 2010 at 5:46 AM
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    High-Gear

    High-Gear [OP] Zombie Killer

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    TRD Supercharger, TRD Cat Back Exhaust, DR / Icon 2.5 Coilovers, Camburg UCA, TSB with AAL, Walker Evans 2.0 reservoir rear shocks, ARB Bull Bar, Smittybilt 10K Comp Winch, ARE Camper Shell, Con-Ferr Safari Rack, 4 KC Highlights on rack, 2 KC Rallye 800 on Bumper Armortech Off Road plate rear bumper. Firestone Airbags in rear, with Firestone compressor.
    Ok, I have synth rope so I guess I didn't think about the splinters.

    Thanks!
     
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