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Winding synthetic winch cable

Does a synthetic line need to be wound under 500lbs of load like a steel cable?

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Yes, otherwise it spools too fat and is also likely to sink into the middle of the spool when you put a real load on it.

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Cool thanks! Is the easiest way to do it just hook to something fixed put the Jeep in neutral and let the winch do it's thing. Maybe ride the brake in the jeep slightly while it pulls? Also, do I leave 5 turns on the drum or let it all the way out to put the initial load on it? Thanks again.

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Cool thanks! Is the easiest way to do it just hook to something fixed put the Jeep in neutral and let the winch do it's thing. Maybe ride the brake in the jeep slightly while it pulls? Also, do I leave 5 turns on the drum or let it all the way out to put the initial load on it? Thanks again.
I have the guy in the Jeep put it in N. (make sure you are pulling the jeep up hill or flat just not down hill) Have the guy in the jeep work the winch remote and the wheel.

Have the guy outside do a left to right motion (telling the driver which way to take the wheel). If you do it any other way you will have the rope build up in one spot or get high in one area. The is the only way I have found to allow you to get it tight yet not have build up and have it lay even when done. Take it or leave it, that's how I do it.


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What they said. When I upgraded to synthetic, i tossed it on, wound it up and did not tension/wind the rope in. First use and the top layer pulled through to the drum. Luckily, no damage. It has since been re-wound with tension.

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