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KMKjr2010-08-15 05:38:29 +0000 #1
How do you all go about getting the winch cable unkinked and wound up like it was new again?

Tried tieing it to the Trailblazer and it's better, but as soon as I unwind it again on the trail, it gets all f'ed up again.
sandman76552010-08-15 05:41:06 +0000 #2
replace with synthetic rope.once a cable gets a memory in it not much you can do.
KMKjr2010-08-15 05:59:32 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by sandman7655

replace with synthetic rope.once a cable gets a memory in it not much you can do.

That costs $$.....I was looking for the cheap option
lilbigtonka2010-08-15 05:56:04 +0000 #4
hate to say it but sandman is correct and plus the amsteel is so much easier and stronger then the cable and goes in and out so smooth def worth it
KMKjr2010-08-15 06:24:20 +0000 #5
Yes, but the new EBA, clutch springs, plastics, foot rests, etc.... got me broke and want a CDI next, not a winch cable.

Maybe all the Honda's I'm pulling out should foot the bill? Not like I'm using it...
AUbruterider2010-08-15 06:20:11 +0000 #6
keep constant tension on it when unwinding/winding - this will keep it from bird nesting
IBBruin2010-08-15 07:10:42 +0000 #7
You can go to your local hardware store and buy winch cable. It's probably got some kind of plastic coating on it. I just removed the coating, and thread it on my winch. Costs allot less than buying an actual "winch cable"
KMKjr2010-08-15 08:27:42 +0000 #8
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Originally Posted by IBBruin

You can go to your local hardware store and buy winch cable. It's probably got some kind of plastic coating on it. I just removed the coating, and thread it on my winch. Costs allot less than buying an actual "winch cable"

On the Viper website it's only $14.99 for basic winch cable, but $55.00 - $90.00 (depending on the kit) for the Amsteel or synthetic.
IBBruin2010-08-15 08:01:59 +0000 #9
It'd be worth 15 bucks to me not to have to hassle with it.

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