View Full Version : What cable to respool winch with?

02-23-2011, 02:36 PM
What do you peoples recommend re-spooling my winch with? size, type? Do I just order Aircraft cable from lordco? Ithink it has 5/16 x 100ft on there. Its a superwinch 8500lb.
And no, I cannot afford synthetic this time


02-23-2011, 02:47 PM
Check online what size comes stock or find out the tensile strengh of diff diameters

02-23-2011, 03:22 PM
for that winch 5/16 is perfect 3/8 would be over kill big time and harder to spool

dont quote me but i believe 5/16 is for 12000 lbs

02-23-2011, 03:41 PM
ok its 5/16 by 100ft thats on there. Am I to order special winch rope from somewhere or just call lordco and ask for 100ft of aircraft cable?

02-23-2011, 04:43 PM
try company's like bison wire rope be way cheaper lordco is just going to sell you a warn cable at a premuim ...

03-06-2011, 10:26 AM
i get cable from bision wire rope , i run 3/8 rope core cable , they have great prices and can put an eye in the end for your hook or you can bring your hook and they'll put it on , great guys [cheers]

03-06-2011, 12:35 PM
i have a full lenght here off a 8000 in real nice shpe if ya want it