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Hey all, my first winch so excuse the not knowing.
I have an ARB, with a warn 9.5 xp, I want to change
to a Syn. line and hawse. I got the hawse with off set mounting
holes. The hawse is 3/4 " thick, but there is 1 1/4" from where the hawse mounts to the outside of the bumper. So there would be 1/2" recess. That just seems wrong, I would think it should be flush or sticking out a bit.
What is the deal, do I space out the hawse or what??

Thanks

BirdMan:cheers:
 

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Hey all, my first winch so excuse the not knowing.
I have an ARB, with a warn 9.5 xp, I want to change
to a Syn. line and hawse. I got the hawse with off set mounting
holes. The hawse is 3/4 " thick, but there is 1 1/4" from where the hawse mounts to the outside of the bumper. So there would be 1/2" recess. That just seems wrong, I would think it should be flush or sticking out a bit.
What is the deal, do I space out the hawse or what??

Thanks

BirdMan:cheers:
The ARB is really designed to use a roller fairlead. You can replace the metal rollers with plastic ones that are suitable for synthetic line. I got mine from Winchline. I think there is a really old thread about fitting a Hawse type fairlead to an ARB but after reading it I decided the plastic roller fairlead was a way better solution. Here is one of the old threads that discusses ARB and fairleads http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/foru...minum-hawse-fairlead.html?highlight=ARB+hawse Search ARB hawse or ARB fairlead and you will find quite a few more.
 

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ARBs need to go with delrine type roller. It's just the way their bumper is designed.
 

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OK thanks,, guess I should have researched every little detail, before hand.
 

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I know it's a few days later in a fast moving world, but I was busy this weekend and missed your post. Saw it when I was following up to see if there was anything new on a previous search. I had looked into replacing my cable with synthetic and found a Hawse Fairlead for feet first mounted winches at (don't cringe at the name) Willys Offroad Supply Company, willysoffroadsupply.com. It looks OK but sits back more than I like so I am going to install some 1" composite spacers behind it.:)
 

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That's what I was thinking. Spacers. Not much is needed. The synthetic roller fairlead is the real way to go about this. But I like the idea of an aluminum hawse because I would want to use a thimble on the end of the winchline. It seems to me the thimble would damage a synthetic roller fairlead.
 

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That's what I was thinking. Spacers. Not much is needed. The synthetic roller fairlead is the real way to go about this. But I like the idea of an aluminum hawse because I would want to use a thimble on the end of the winchline. It seems to me the thimble would damage a synthetic roller fairlead.
I have the delrin roller fairlead and sythetic line with the thimble. The rollers are very tough, and I have had no damage from the thimble. You will be just fine using this set up.
 

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It seems to me the thimble would damage a synthetic roller fairlead.
I've been running synthetic/thimble with Delrin rollers on an ARB bumper for a year now and have used the winch 6 or 7 times in that period. I haven't had any problems with the thimble damaging the rollers.

I have the delrin roller fairlead and sythetic line with the thimble. The rollers are very tough, and I have had no damage from the thimble. You will be just fine using this set up.
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