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Old January 18th, 2010, 12:48 PM   #1
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Default Fairlead: Roller or Hawse

i currently have a Smittybuilt xrc8 and it came with a roller fairlead but im tryiny to keep my approach at a minimum so i was wondering if i can use a hawse fair lead to same a couple of inches on th front of my winch bumper.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 12:53 PM   #2
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If you have a cable, use the Roller. Forget about any difference in approach angle. It won't mean a thing. If you have a rope, you need an aluminum hawse.
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not to say you dont know what your talking about but what is the reasoning? i know harbor freight is no standard to judge by but i have seen that some of them come with cable and a non roller fairlead. i am also aware that that si the standard but again why nor a hawse with a cable?
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not to say you dont know what your talking about but what is the reasoning? i know harbor freight is no standard to judge by but i have seen that some of them come with cable and a non roller fairlead. i am also aware that that si the standard but again why nor a hawse with a cable?
roller is nicer to cable as far as wear and tear, and if your looking at habor frieght for winch stuff, why are you so worried about 1 1/2 that will have no i'll affect on your approch angle?
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not to say you dont know what your talking about but what is the reasoning? i know harbor freight is no standard to judge by but i have seen that some of them come with cable and a non roller fairlead. i am also aware that that si the standard but again why nor a hawse with a cable?
Hawse fairlead is cheaper to manufacture, weighs less to ship. But it creates a lot more friction on the cable than a well-maintained roller fairlead, friction = wear.
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im not buying a harbor freight and on a samurai every inch counts. im cheap but i dont buy junk. thanks for the info

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