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Old August 26th, 2013, 03:23 AM
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rope to hold winch hook

I've seen this a few times the rope that wraps around the front brush guard, very cool, is this hard to do, hard to find, anybody have a source, is this functional as well as cool looking? Any ideas would be helpful.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 04:32 AM
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Old August 26th, 2013, 09:08 AM
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if someone here did do it, I would find it unlikely that the would come forward to admit it...just sayin....
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Old August 26th, 2013, 09:14 AM
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There is a red soft top on the registry somewhere... saw it today. I see absolutely no real purpose. It also looks pretty weird.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 09:28 AM
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It's not there to "hold" the winch hook. The winch hook is only attached to it because the kinetic rope(the rope you're asking about) is going through the dixon-bates tow jaw assembly.

Tow jaw- http://landroverparts.roversnorth.co...TJA3500&type=4
Kinetic rope - http://landroverparts.roversnorth.co....-X-8-M&key=it

------ Follow up post added August 26th, 2013 09:30 AM ------

To further answer your question, it is very silly to just wrap your kinetic rope around your brush guard. A lot of people end up doing that when they're offroad and know there's a chance of doing a recovery again that day. Not sure why you'd do it at an auto display.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 10:12 AM
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I think that is pretty-boy Brian's truck. He has 37 pieces of flair.

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great quote and works very well here, haha
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Old August 26th, 2013, 10:28 AM
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I think that is pretty-boy Brian's truck. He has 37 pieces of flair.

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I don't know what you're trying to say, are you saying my truck doesn't have enough flare? If you want me to have 37 pieces, make the damn minimum 37 pieces.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 10:37 AM
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I don't know what you're trying to say, are you saying my truck doesn't have enough flare? If you want me to have 37 pieces, make the damn minimum 37 pieces.
You know, the Nazis had pieces of flair that they made the Jews wear.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 10:52 AM
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Jeff, too damn funny!

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If you really want a loop of rope like that, it is a pretty simple thing to splice a length of rope's end together.
In nautical terms, this is known as a snotter. Mainly used to add a loop of rope to a spar.
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Allrighty then, I think I'm getting the picture here. I guess there is a fine line between a soundly equipped D-90 that can handle all off road emergencies or contingencies and one that looks like a pick up artist that is trying just a little to hard to "peacock". I think that I will forgo the snotted rope. "I don't want you to get 37 pieces of flair, I want you to want to have 37 pieces of flare, like Brian over there, he has 50 pieces of flair!" (something like that from memory)
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I don't think anyone is trying to sway you from the rope itself, kinetic ropes are amazing recovery tools. Just don't do what he did in that photo.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 12:10 PM
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the rope in the photo seems very short and only for the purpose of looks if you did have a kinetic rope where would you store it when not in use, the video seems to have a good 10 yards of rope on each side. I think a winch would be enough. If you save somebody offroading they probably won't care that you herniated their neck discs in the process.
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Winches take more time, effort, and electricity. The kinetic rope is generally around 30 feet, and is not jarring at all. It stretches nicely and gives a smooth delivery of power to unstick a vehicle.


I store mine in my recovery bag.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 12:21 PM
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thanks, appreciate that advice. That's what's great about a forum of peers who can dissuade you from doing something ridiculous. Now if there was only a dating forum like this I'd probably be in a much healthier relationship as well. I just can't seem to find a girl I'm as committed to as I am to my Defender. Even though that Defender has been an unreliable bitch.
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I will say I like using a bridle when doing recovery. It spreads the load out across both chassis legs and two recovery points.

Now setting it up like the pic is pure poser, but it is an effective bit of recovery kit.
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I will say I like using a bridle when doing recovery. It spreads the load out across both chassis legs and two recovery points.
This ^
It looks like a bridle to me and a logical way to rig it when on the trail so your bridle is in place ready to use, but you want to know it's not going to slip to the ground and drag or get rolled over.
I suspect that the reason it's like that on that rig on display is because it's, ummm...on display.
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There is a red soft top on the registry somewhere... saw it today. I see absolutely no real purpose. It also looks pretty weird.

Found it: http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...eferrerid=8652
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