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    winch rope

    winch (9500lbs terrain tamer) i brought had steel on it when i got it, has been replaced with dynema sythetic and i love it. after my last trip the rope is getting a bit frayed in places, where would i find a cheap source for another rope? the one i got was a cast off from someone and they dont have anymore.

    quite like the idea of having it spare in the back of the truck, weighs nothing and if i have it set up with a loop at each end then its and easy extension, can cut the loop off and feed it onto the drum if the main one snaps.

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    www.winch.co.nz they have good rope we use it for racing and we can get a couple of years out of it before we replace it

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    Cookes in Invercargil should have something suitable.
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    hmmm aliexpress have a few options.... not sure i want to risk it though with something as important as winch rope

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    Chains ropes and anchors. Otherwise any marine chandlery will stock Dyneema rope. Good choice, it is two or three times stronger than wire rope the same size. The only thing you need to watch is sharp edges while it is under load as they will cut it easily when highly loaded.
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    Some other options are
    www.mudstuck.co.nz
    www.4wdbits.co.nz

    https://www.nzoffroader.com/product-...tic-winch-rope

    https://ropesupplies.nz/vehicle-reco...inch-lines/d12

    https://nz.adventurekings.com/hercul...hoCHRUQAvD_BwE

    Supercheap used to sell replacement dyneema ropes but I couldn't see it listed on their webpage. Just remember that not all synthetic ropes are equal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROKTOY View Post
    Just remember that not all synthetic ropes are equal.
    this is what is putting me off getting something off aliexpress!

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    as always, have more rope coming along with ..... damn online shopping!

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    I have 12000 lb rope from Winch.co.nz on one of my winches and have had no failures in 5 years of use. Not massive competition type use but good real world 4wding work. It seems thicker than other branded ropes of the same rating.

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    once i got home form my last adventure i was washing the gravel out of the firbes and noticed that the rope got caught between my new anchor point and the winch bar (what happens when you try winching a truck out backwards) and cut a few fibres, same spot that has rubbed on a few rocks over the last few years, still happy to use it for light work but can see it becoming an issue if things get serious so figure i had better get it swapped out.

    now need to find a few good you tube videos and work out how to slice eyes in each end to use it as an extension instead of having my old original steel cable in the back of the truck (already have an extension strap) as we all know however much extension you have the tree you need to winch off it always a few inchs more than the rope you have

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    Is the wear in a place where you could just cut the end off and shorten the rope?

    I splice as per the video posted, only differences, the tapering and thinning he does at the end, I do it first and tape up the rope with electrical tape, I found this makes it easier to thread and you just remove the tape at the end.
    The other thing is when you thread the end through from side to side don't go through on a right angle, Go at an angle that nearly matches the line of the braid, go through 4 times. making a fid from a biro or wooden skewer is easy. tail length of at least 60cm inside the main line.

    https://youtu.be/Xavi1qzlfAI
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    I'm pretty sure you can cut the damage out and splice the two ropes back together would be a bit fatter in that spot. Steel and Tube Dunedin have replacement ropes ready to go or they can make them to order.
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    could cut out one section the worst is on the couple of metres closest my hook, there is another "flat" spot where there has been pressure as it has been put back on the drum badly (just too lazy)

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    flat spots should disappear, if it concerns you just wriggle the rope and soften it up and you should be able to get its shape back. dyneema tends to get flattened on the winch drum as it is best to criss cross it rather than spool it on like wire rope. If spooled on tidily it can cut down through the layers and jam when under big loads.

    If you remove a section you could use it to try and make yourself a soft shackle. That will kep you occupied for hours.
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    try cookes and buy a new rope a bit longer than will fit on your winch and get them to splice an eye in each end and keep it in a bag in the truck. at the same time get them to shorten the old rope and put a new eye in it that way you can use the old rope on the winch for a while and the new one is still available to extend the reach of the winch, once its done its dash get the new rope put on the winch.
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