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Old January 27th, 2006, 02:49 PM   #1
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Question Fairleads: Are they necessary?

I've seen people run without them if the opening was wide enough and you dont have to worry bout the line rubbing on anything. I was thinkin bout running a synth. rope with my winch and just running it wide open. Is this a bad idea or do i HAVE to get a hawse or roller fairlead? Thanks.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 02:54 PM   #2
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I have pulled with many kinds of winchs over the years, but almost none had an open face to them, only two that I ever remember we had that were both on the rear of Fat albert and were used as hold over lines, they were both 20,000lbers with 5/8" cable and they got mangled regularly, the biggest problem is running againest the edge of the spool, its like a buzz saw on the cable if it pulled had againest a moving object like that.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 03:58 PM   #3
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So If I Purchase a new roller fairlead for my synthethetic rope I should be fine. The reason I am getting a rollerfairlead with a synthetic rope is because i have an ARB Bullbar and it wont work right with a hawse fairlead. Make sense?
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Old January 27th, 2006, 04:02 PM   #4
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As long as you get one of those setups with the plastic rollers, it should be ok.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 04:05 PM   #5
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As long as you get one of those setups with the plastic rollers, it should be ok.
Wont it be fine with the metal rollers if they new and smooth?
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Old January 27th, 2006, 06:41 PM   #6
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The problem using a roller with synthetic rope is that the rope can jam in the corners in between the rollers. Just get an aluminum hawse fairlead off ebay for $50.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 07:08 PM   #7
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I guess I have to agree with brimy, I to was concerned about the rope deforming in the corners of a roller type. the solid alluminum ones that look like an anchor chain slot is the one to use
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Old January 28th, 2006, 09:03 PM   #8
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I dont think an ARB Bumper will work with a hawse fairlead? i mean i could modify it if i needed to. i rather just get the plastic rollers i dont think i would really worry bout it gettin caught in the corners. never really had a problem with the steel line goin near the corners.
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Old January 28th, 2006, 10:06 PM   #9
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Old January 30th, 2006, 11:11 AM   #10
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Awesome thanks!

Do I wanna go with the 13,700 lb. Breaking Strength (5/16") or 19,600 lb. Breaking Strength (3/8")? I have a TJ if it makes a difference?
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