Splicing winch line - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old November 13th, 2012, 09:13 PM
Jake1996d1's Avatar
Jake1996d1
Status: Offline
Jake
96 Disco/88 RRC
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ankeny IA
Posts: 451
Splicing winch line

Well went to put my 3/8x100' winch line on my winch. And as I was afraid of 100' is a little long....

So I guess I will be splicing the winch line. Going to have to find a new piece to cover the exposed line as well. Advice? articles?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo (8).JPG
Views:	89
Size:	128.7 KB
ID:	60923  
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old November 13th, 2012, 09:24 PM
woldd90's Avatar
woldd90
Status: Offline
Scott
1997 D90 ST #1444
Site Team
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,329
There are a bunch of how-to videos on YouTube.
__________________
Scott

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old November 13th, 2012, 09:34 PM
leastonce's Avatar
leastonce
Status: Offline
Jason England
D-90 White 95 SW #65
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,078
Registry
why not take it off and shorten from the winch end?
__________________
Quote:
Soapy water / KY jelly, etc. is is basically a must. Yes, good idea to remove trim panels - only takes 5 more minutes to do so.
Car Camping Collective founding member and Chief Executive Officer
Cat Camping Collective founding member and Chief Executive Officer
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old November 13th, 2012, 09:36 PM
Jpayne's Avatar
Jpayne
Status: Offline
Jeff Payne
'83 110 3 Door
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 1,393
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by leastonce
why not take it off and shorten from the winch end?
X2. Just trim off the end at the spool
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old November 13th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Jake1996d1's Avatar
Jake1996d1
Status: Offline
Jake
96 Disco/88 RRC
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ankeny IA
Posts: 451
Damn... Unspool and respoll it is... But I guess you're right probably easier in the end to do it that way
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old November 14th, 2012, 06:41 AM
Antichrist's Avatar
Antichrist
Status: Offline
Tom Rowe
Defender/Disco/Series/MoD
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Posts: 1,280
Before you cut, one thing you might consider is significantly reducing the length. How often do you spool out more that 50'? If rarely, you could shorten it to 50' and have a piece left over long enough for an extension. That would also give you closer to full power of your winch without having to spool off a lot of extra rope.
__________________
Tom Rowe
Atlanta, GA

Four wheel drive allows you to get stuck
in places even more inaccessible.

62 88 Regular
67 109 6cyl NADA x2
74 Lightweight - The Antichrist
95 DI 5-speed
95 D90 5-speed
97 D1 Automatic
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old November 14th, 2012, 10:21 AM
crown14's Avatar
crown14
Status: Offline
Verticalscrote
Volkswagen Super Beetle
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: 44 Nas Row, Inter Net, USA
Posts: 3,285
Registry
Shouldn't it be spooled under tension as well?
__________________
Note: The maximum size of your custom image is 500 by 100 pixels or 19.5 KB (whichever is smaller).
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old November 14th, 2012, 10:34 AM
Howski's Avatar
Howski
Status: Offline
Kevin
2002 Land Rover Discovery II
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 657
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Antichrist View Post
Before you cut, one thing you might consider is significantly reducing the length. How often do you spool out more that 50'? If rarely, you could shorten it to 50' and have a piece left over long enough for an extension. That would also give you closer to full power of your winch without having to spool off a lot of extra rope.
Brilliant
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old November 14th, 2012, 10:50 AM
woldd90's Avatar
woldd90
Status: Offline
Scott
1997 D90 ST #1444
Site Team
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,329
Quote:
Originally Posted by Antichrist View Post
Before you cut, one thing you might consider is significantly reducing the length. How often do you spool out more that 50'? If rarely, you could shorten it to 50' and have a piece left over long enough for an extension. That would also give you closer to full power of your winch without having to spool off a lot of extra rope.

This is what I did... And I had the hook replaced with a thimble.
__________________
Scott

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old November 14th, 2012, 11:11 AM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Offline
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,231
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Antichrist View Post
Before you cut, one thing you might consider is significantly reducing the length. How often do you spool out more that 50'? If rarely, you could shorten it to 50' and have a piece left over long enough for an extension. That would also give you closer to full power of your winch without having to spool off a lot of extra rope.
It is funny how things are different in other locations. I run 125' of line. Most of the time, I'm spooling out past 100'. I carry a 100' extension which gets used 1 in 5 pulls as well.
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old November 14th, 2012, 11:13 AM
leastonce's Avatar
leastonce
Status: Offline
Jason England
D-90 White 95 SW #65
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,078
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red90 View Post
It is funny how things are different in other locations. I run 125' of line. Most of the time, I'm spooling out past 100'. I carry a 100' extension which gets used 1 in 5 pulls as well.
Do you winch yourself back home?
__________________
Quote:
Soapy water / KY jelly, etc. is is basically a must. Yes, good idea to remove trim panels - only takes 5 more minutes to do so.
Car Camping Collective founding member and Chief Executive Officer
Cat Camping Collective founding member and Chief Executive Officer
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old November 14th, 2012, 02:16 PM
Jake1996d1's Avatar
Jake1996d1
Status: Offline
Jake
96 Disco/88 RRC
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ankeny IA
Posts: 451
Thanks for the suggestions she has been trimmed to around 85' which I believe is normal for 3/8" and a 8500/9500 winch. I will see how it works once I get the axles put back together.. And will respool it under tensions as well which may make it fit a bit better. Just wanted to get it on there and ready to go for pulling people out of the ditch in the first snow storm. Got to pay it off some how
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old November 14th, 2012, 03:09 PM
1of40's Avatar
1of40
Status: Offline
1of40
NAS 97SW & 83 One Ten Tdi
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Potomac Falls & Wintergreen, Virginia
Posts: 6,076
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by leastonce View Post
Do you winch yourself back home?
Funny as shit
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old November 14th, 2012, 04:26 PM
Uncle Douglas's Avatar
Uncle Douglas
Status: Offline
Doug Crowther
A defender in every driveway-motto
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Gods Country- Central Virginia
Posts: 11,833
Registry
fwiw splicing winch line is pretty easy. I removed the old the old hook from one of mine and put a safety thimble on and spliced the line back together. That was three years and a lot of winching ago.
__________________
Good judgement comes from experience,experience comes from bad judgement.

Dividing Creek Imports
Worldwide Vehicle Shipment and Importation Service
Restoration & Modification work


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

410.693.1391


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
winch

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Line Lock for Winch Line Maine 110 The Vendors Loft 6 February 7th, 2006 06:47 AM
steel winch line rvrsrvc For Sale - Parts 0 February 15th, 2005 12:01 PM
synthetic winch line good or bad ripp2002 Defender Technical Discussions 1 January 18th, 2005 07:28 PM
Steel winch line NIB sheki For Sale - Parts 0 September 30th, 2004 05:43 PM
WARN 8274-50 Winch, THE ULTIMATE!!! RedRhinoProducts For Sale - Parts 0 September 28th, 2004 08:18 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:20 PM.


Copyright