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Well I have made about 3 repairs to my winchline over the past year and over the weekend I spooled it out and found, that I only have about 25 feet left on a 50" winch cable. I am going to buy a new line, and wanted to see what diameter winch line people are using out there.

I'm considering using 1/4" synthetic over the standard 3/16" Its only ten bucks more and gives you more pull strength. You think the extra 1/16" per wrap will fit on a standard winch spool?

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Well I have made about 3 repairs to my winchline over the past year and over the weekend I spooled it out and found, that I only have about 25 feet left on a 50" winch cable. I am going to buy a new line, and wanted to see what diameter winch line people are using out there.

I'm considering using 1/4" synthetic over the standard 3/16" Its only ten bucks more and gives you more pull strength. You think the extra 1/16" per wrap will fit on a standard winch spool?

50ft should fit, what kind of winch is it?

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I am not sure what you use your winch for most but if you plow a lot I would recommend just buying a 12ft synthetic plow rope this is what i use on mine during plow season and it works great Warn makes these and they hold up a lot better then your standard wire cable, they are also a lot cheaper then buying a 50ft synthetic rope.

Once plow season is over I just pull the 12ft rope off and put the 50ft cable back on for when i am out playing in the mud, hopefully this helps!!

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Make sure when you do replace the line that you change out the fairlead as well. If the fairlead was used with cable then it is going to have jagged edges and could damage the new synthetic line that you are putting on. I agree the 12' line is great for someone with a plow.

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