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Old 01-20-2006, 04:22 PM   #1
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so, i am gona be buying some synth line with a really nice hook, retail 50 bucks for the hook alone. the line come with the hook already attatched but i contacted them about ordering it as two seperate pieces so i can take it off when driving around town.

what is your guys thoughts on this. i know some people like em permanently atached, but i would not like someone cutiong my hook off at a local mallwheeling session when i step inside for a bit. also it is a nice hook and has more uses if it is removable.

hit me with your comments, especcialy if you have facts about pros ond cons of the two. i plan on buying in a few days.

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why not just get one of those shackle thingy's that mounts the hook to the line? I think then you could remove it.
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Old 01-20-2006, 04:44 PM   #3
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why not just get one of those shackle thingy's that mounts the hook to the line? I think then you could remove it.
that is what i am talking about. the line i am looking at is 130 bucks for 100 feet of 5/16 amsteel with the hook alread atached to the thimble. i contacted them about having it shippied unatatched so i could do it like you say but i am asking about the oppinions of those here about just leaving it as is.
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I thinks its all a metter of what you prefer. What fits you and your rig. Hook, shackle, they all perform the same function in this case. But one may fit your rig better than another. Personally I like just the shackle, but I kinda like that big aluminum thimble thing on that eBay link you posted. And I reckon the hook will make for quicker/easier hookups and disconnects. Whereas obviously with the shackle involves dealing with the bolt.
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that is what i am talking about. the line i am looking at is 130 bucks for 100 feet of 5/16 amsteel with the hook alread atached to the thimble. i contacted them about having it shippied unatatched so i could do it like you say but i am asking about the oppinions of those here about just leaving it as is.
oncethe line is pulled back tight, I don't think too many ppl would even knwo how to get slack in the line to steal the hook, if thats the concern.
When I get mine, I plan on leavingthe hook attached t othe line end loop. If nothing else it makes it easier for the attachment point to respool the line.
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so, i am gona be buying some synth line with a really nice hook, retail 50 bucks for the hook alone. the line come with the hook already attatched but i contacted them about ordering it as two seperate pieces so i can take it off when driving around town.

what is your guys thoughts on this. i know some people like em permanently atached, but i would not like someone cutiong my hook off at a local mallwheeling session when i step inside for a bit. also it is a nice hook and has more uses if it is removable.

hit me with your comments, especcialy if you have facts about pros ond cons of the two. i plan on buying in a few days.

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Mike,
I've been thinking about going with the synthetic line also...If you dont mind me asking where are you getting yours for that price($130)?

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I've been thinking about going with the synthetic line also...If you dont mind me asking where are you getting yours for that price($130)?

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i got on email from the company sayiong they have an auction going for the 100 feet of 5/16 without the hook for 100 bucks.
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I just got my synthetic line with hook installed. (I had 3 nasty kinks in my wire from the past 3 moths of usig the winch in the dark)

ANy how I doubt anyone will cut mine, It is tensioned between 2 d rings. (I'll get a pic and post) But either way let me know what you do...
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I just got my synthetic line with hook installed. (I had 3 nasty kinks in my wire from the past 3 moths of usig the winch in the dark)

ANy how I doubt anyone will cut mine, It is tensioned between 2 d rings. (I'll get a pic and post) But either way let me know what you do...
if that is your rig in the avitar then i can see it. thanks, and i will let you know.
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so, i am gona be buying some synth line with a really nice hook, retail 50 bucks for the hook alone. the line come with the hook already attatched but i contacted them about ordering it as two seperate pieces so i can take it off when driving around town.

what is your guys thoughts on this. i know some people like em permanently atached, but i would not like someone cutiong my hook off at a local mallwheeling session when i step inside for a bit. also it is a nice hook and has more uses if it is removable.

hit me with your comments, especcialy if you have facts about pros ond cons of the two. i plan on buying in a few days.

thanks.
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i have a removable hook on my synth line. when the line is tensioned with the hook attatched to a shackle, the drum should be locked and unable to free-spool. i have a milemarker and i cannot even turn the clutch key when tensioned. i also have a battery disconnect under the hood so even if someone has a controller, they cannot operate my winch.
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I've been thinking about going with the synthetic line also...If you dont mind me asking where are you getting yours for that price($130)?

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check ith Brain at front randge he quoted me ~135 and I thing that incl the hook
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i have a removable hook on my synth line. when the line is tensioned with the hook attatched to a shackle, the drum should be locked and unable to free-spool. i have a milemarker and i cannot even turn the clutch key when tensioned. i also have a battery disconnect under the hood so even if someone has a controller, they cannot operate my winch.
that looks a lot like the bumper on one of the tlt trucks. where did you get it?
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i think thats a bent up bumper... i would like some more pics if you got them, as i am looking into getting one similar to that.
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i think thats a bent up bumper... i would like some more pics if you got them, as i am looking into getting one similar to that.
Matt's bumper is a modified Demello 4Runner bumper. He has lights in those holes now, they are sick.
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