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I think steel vs synthetic is just a personal choice. I have been using steel for 30 years on my Jeeps and trucks and have never had a failure. I use winches quite often around the ranch as well as off road . I have pulled stuck tractors, other jeepers , trees and even a garage onto a trailer Enjoy what you pic and it will be fine I chose steel again ( cant teach old dog.....)
 
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Winch is going on hopefully this morning so will post pics! Still determining if I will swap for a synthetic rope (harbor freight just sent a 10% off everything of course so I’m going to see what that would look like for a rope and hawse fairlead). Thanks everyone!
 

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Winch is going on hopefully this morning so will post pics! Still determining if I will swap for a synthetic rope (harbor freight just sent a 10% off everything of course so I’m going to see what that would look like for a rope and hawse fairlead). Thanks everyone!
I was just going to post the harbor freight sale. You beat me to it 😁
 

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Harbor Freight this weekend....

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Installed my comeup winch with synthetic rope last weekend. Very satisfied with quality and look. Fit perfect with the ARB stubby.
I don’t want to highjack the thread but can you guys confirm if the wiring is good? I read somewhere that the cables should be as straight as possible and there shouldn’t be a loop like I have on my negative terminal. Thanks for the help!

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While we're talking winches I actually got a good piece if advice from a salesman at a dealership. If you opted for the aux switch package, you can use one button for winch in and one for winch out. Unless, of course, you're adding ridiculous amounts of lights, then you'll need those buttons.
 

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Installed my comeup winch with synthetic rope last weekend. Very satisfied with quality and look. Fit perfect with the ARB stubby.
I don’t want to highjack the thread but can you guys confirm if the wiring is good? I read somewhere that the cables should be as straight as possible and there shouldn’t be a loop like I have on my negative terminal. Thanks for the help!

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Make sure you have a fuse on the hot side near the battery. I wouldn't worry too much about 1 loop on the ground side. Too many loops will create an antenna which could screw with your electronics under heavy load.
 

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While we're talking winches I actually got a good piece if advice from a salesman at a dealership. If you opted for the aux switch package, you can use one button for winch in and one for winch out. Unless, of course, you're adding ridiculous amounts of lights, then you'll need those buttons.

how does one wire their aux switches up this way?
 

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how does one wire their aux switches up this way?
Pull the wires in from the hand held plug-in remote and separate the wires based on function. Takes a little work and maybe a few blown fuses, but it's easy after a few beers.
 
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Make sure you have a fuse on the hot side near the battery. I wouldn't worry too much about 1 loop on the ground side. Too many loops will create an antenna which could screw with your electronics under heavy load.
curious about wiring to the battery, that’s the step we stopped on. Which wire goes where?! The video we were watching provided zero help!
 

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curious about wiring to the battery, that’s the step we stopped on. Which wire goes where?! The video we were watching provided zero help!
Red wire goes through a fuse to the + side of the battery. Black wire goes to - side of battery.
 

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