Trailer winch wire recommendation

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Trailer winch wire recommendation

Post by Catigale » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:27 pm

I'm thinking of converting my winch to wire and am wondering if anyone can guide me on type and diameter.

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Re: Trailer winch wire recommendation

Post by seahouse » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:10 pm

Have you ruled out a strap type?

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Re: Trailer winch wire recommendation

Post by kadet » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:31 pm

I upgraded to a heavier duty winch on my :macm: and it came with 6mm (1/4 inch) galvanised steel cable. I think when I replace it I will use spectra..

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Re: Trailer winch wire recommendation

Post by Catigale » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:38 am

seahouse wrote:Have you ruled out a strap type?
i had, thinking I will still have a stretch problem but maybe I should rethink that. How do you attach strap to a stock :MACx: winch?

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