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Old August 4th, 2009, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Red90
Aluminum hawse for synthetic. It works great. The fairleads do not wear and it does not damage the rope at all.


I gotta say, with synthetic ropes, rollers are pointless. Even plastic ones. They dent easily, the metal holding them can smash. The winch line can get chewed up in the corners. And they hurt approach angle. Go AL like in the pic and be done with it. They are like $15 on ebay.

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Old August 4th, 2009, 02:31 PM
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OK, that's it, I am going aluminium hawse fairlead, thanks for all the opinions.
I will do the required modifications.

By the way Red 90, beautiful picture! Makes me wish being there with my 110, double ARB's, 2.8 and BFG MT.
Was that stuff slippery?

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Old August 4th, 2009, 03:44 PM
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perhaps a dumb question - My truck has a roller fairlead. Can I just switch it to the hawes if I go synthetic? Same mounting points?
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Old August 4th, 2009, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Santiago
Was that stuff slippery?
Yes, couldn't stay on t he trail and it in a big drop off on the far side. Probably would have been OK when dry.

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