Name that part - crimped metal eye on end of winch rope?

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Okay - stupid question of the day…

I bought a replacement rope for my Smittybuilt XRC winch, and when I unspooled the original, I discovered that the existing cable was NOT connected to the drum via a thru-hole in the drum. It’s connected via a flat metal eyelet on the left edge of the drum spool.
The replacement rope just has a bare end, so I need to purchase a new eyelet, but I’m drawing a blank on the official name of this part. Anyone know?

 

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Just my $.02. That piece is meant to just keep the line on the spool and not meant to have any tension. A fat flat washer pinching the end of your line should suffice. Common practice is to not pass one full spool. I'm sure there will be many opinions, but look at the screw that holds it in place. You think that can hold more than a few lbs. ? LOL
 

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Put rope into connector and crimp in a vise. That will do the job. As mentioned above, that connection point should see no load.

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Out of curiosity I did a couple of searches on "how to attach synthetic rope to winch drum". It seems plain ol' knots and duct tape aren't uncommon. Was kinda surprised.
Couple of examples:

Bubba rope grabber: The Grabber • Bubba Recovery Gear (bubbarope.com)
Gorrilla tape: Attaching Synthetic Winch Line to Winch Drum – Safe-Xtract®
Knots alone: Synthetic Winch Rope Replacement and Loop Procedures | Polaris RZR

And those things that sure look like electrical crimp connectors.

I think Zeke up there is right.
 


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You think that can hold more than a few lbs. ? LOL
Nah, just threw me a little. I’m used to a winch with a thru-hole in the drum, and an Allen screw to hold it down. I may forgo any connector and use a bit of gorilla tape to the drum.
 

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Nah, just threw me a little. I’m used to a winch with a thru-hole in the drum, and an Allen screw to hold it down. I may forgo any connector and use a bit of gorilla tape to the drum.
Just for a bit of added security, maybe just tie a loop around the drum before the tape. LOL.
 

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There is a hole in the drum that goes all the way through on my winch. I passed the line through it and pulled enough to go the length of the drum parallel to it. Then I wrapped the drum with electrical tape. Now that I think about it I overdid it, but that is all I did.

Apparently it was good enough: https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/what-size-winch-for-jlr-2dr.85359/page-2#post-1790073
Nice! Those are some high quality drag marks. : )

Will all the gadgetry I saw when searching you'd think there is some secret sauce for attaching the rope to the drum. I really was surprised to see all the ways people do it that work (and cost much less).

I did the same as @AnnDee4444 when I cleaned and respooled the rope on my wifes jeep. I used my jeep in the garage as an anchor point, with a chock block behind a tire and I'd borrowed one of the pulleys from the back so the tailgate and window was open. I hooked hers up to my jeep with two pulleys to keep the rope short and her jeep out of the road.

When I noticed my anchor jeep was sliding back the rear window had already pressed into the open garage door but luckily didn't break the glass. THEN I started looking to see what the heck was going on I realized auto park had engaged. I was thinking the winch was straining more than it should have and suspect that is why her battery failed the next week.
 


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With a Warn Zeon it is called a "Rope Puck".
 
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Thanks everyone - I used the gorilla tape trick and it worked just fine. I was overthinking it.

 

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