If you’ve ever had a wire cable snap back while operating your Jeep winch, you know how dangerous a situation like that can be. With proper maintenance and handling, a wire winch rope should be tough enough to hold up under normal winching operations. If you’d rather stay on the safe side, however, you might want to consider choosing a synthetic rope for your Jeep winch.
Why synthetic rope?
One of the biggest reasons to choose synthetic winch rope is the safety factor. Unlike wire cable, which lashes back if it breaks, synthetic rope doesn’t store as much kinetic energy, so if you break a synthetic rope, it won’t backlash violently.
If you wheel offroad with your wife and kids, you know how important it is to stay safe. A synthetic winch rope will give you less to worry about.
A matter of weight
Jeep winches are heavy. Wire cable makes them even heavier. Synthetic rope, on the other hand, is much lighter. If you want to cut down on the weight hanging off the front of your Jeep, choose synthetic rope instead of wire cable.
Get rid of kinks and burrs
Ever sliced your thumb open from a burr on a wire cable? You know how sharp they can be. It takes a thick pair of leather gloves to protect your hands from stray wires and burrs. Synthetic rope is much easier on your hands. It’s also less likely to kink or get knotted up (which wire cable is notorious for).
Floats in water
If you’ve ever gotten stuck in a river or mud hole filled with water, you’ll appreciate the fact that synthetic winch rope floats in water. It’s easier to handle and easier to find again in case you drop it in the water.
Synthetic Winch Rope for Jeep Winches
If you want a safe, lightweight cable option for your winch, choose synthetic rope. Our Jeep winches from Superwinch and ProMark are available with synthetic winch rope pre-installed. Free shipping on all orders to the lower 48 U.S.!