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Old December 1st, 2007, 09:38 PM
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Those of you running Warn Winches, do you recommend 85 Feet or 100 feet of the 3/8 cable. I snapped my steel so it's time replace. Thanks
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Old December 1st, 2007, 10:01 PM
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Unless you have an 8274, which I dont think you have, you can only get closer to 85'. I've been running Amsteel for about 7 years, at that time 88' was all that was recommended in the 3/8" variety. I may have spooled out 80' once, usually a closer anchor.
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Depends on the wheelin' you do.. I have 100ft of 3/8" on my xd9000, but when I need to replace it, I'm going much shorter, perhaps 50ft, and getting an extension line.. easier to manage, and most of the time, i'm only winching 25-50ft anyways..
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I think if you have 100 feet of line and are winching 25 feet and only pull one layer of line off the spool you only have about 1/4 - 1/3 the real pulling power of the winch....so....

The shorther line you can use the better. Personally using about 65 feet of 3/8 and a couple of different length extensions. Wouldn't bother me at all to get down to 50 feet.

It's that or the snatch block and double line pulls (not a bad thing especially if you'd like more control of a fast winch)
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It's that or the snatch block and double line pulls (not a bad thing especially if you'd like more control of a fast winch)

This is my approach. I have 100' of 3/8's synthetic line. When you really need the full strength of the winch you need have about 1/2 of the line out that way you are in the full power range of the winch. This can be attained by pulling out more rope and adding a snatch block or with extensions on the shorter ropes. It doesn't really matter. I have the occasional far anchor therefore, I went with the 100' rope.
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125' of 3/8" on my 8274. Works great, less filling.
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85' on my XD9000. I'd be fine if it were shorter.
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100' on a 9.5ti and i use snatch blocks
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I have 3/8" x 100 on both my M8274-50s, and althought I would like to have less rope and maybe even go thicker...I sometimes have needed all the length (with 6 wraps on the drum)...i think the 3/8 x 100 is a win-win size...
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I went with 3/8 x 85'. Thanks for the help everyone.
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I need some line for my M8274. who has the best product/prices? I was thinking if 3/8 x 100. is this a good choice for this winch on my IIa coil truck?
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I need some line for my M8274. who has the best product/prices? I was thinking if 3/8 x 100. is this a good choice for this winch on my IIa coil truck?
Go with 125'. Still lots of room.
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85' on my xd9000 and had the same rope on my old 9.5xp
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