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    Metal vs. Synthetic

    Canít decide which one I want on my new warn. Iíve only jad steel and never had a close call yet. I plan on having this thing for 5-10 years. What do yíall think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xjcountry95 View Post
    Canít decide which one I want on my new warn. Iíve only jad steel and never had a close call yet. I plan on having this thing for 5-10 years. What do yíall think?
    Iíd go synthetic rope if itís in the budget. Iíve had steel before also but synthetic will save you a bit of weight which is always nice.


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    Oh, without question, if you can afford synth, that's what you should go with. It's a hell of a lot lighter so it won't weigh down your front end, it floats, it won't store energy and become deadly if it breaks, it won't rust and it won't splinter just to name a few reasons.

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    Synthetic is way safer.


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    Synthetic, if at all possible

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    another vote for synthetic.

    steel will rust, kink, fray and eventually draw blood so make sure you know when you had your last tetanus shot.

    Having seen steel cables snap over the years is one of the scariest things I've seen while wheeling.

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    Synthetic for daysss. Just make sure that if you drag it out in sand or mud, you take the time to clean the line off later. The sand especially will eventually break down the threads.


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    Synthetic all day.

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    Iíve had both, now that Iíve been running with synthetic Iíll never go back to steel cable.
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    So along this line of questioning, can you replace a Steele cable with synthetic line in the future or are you stuck one way or the other?


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