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In5ane1
12-25-2013, 05:13 PM
Installed my winch and it says to leave disengaged when not using. When disengaged spool wants to birdnest as there isnt much tension.

Does anyone leave theirs disengaged and how do you keep the cable from unraveling...?

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JeepinLife
12-25-2013, 05:24 PM
Installed my winch and it says to leave disengaged when not using. When disengaged spool wants to birdnest as there isnt much tension.

Does anyone leave theirs disengaged and how do you keep the cable from unraveling...?

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Hmm I leave mine snugged down to a shackle on my bumper

JeepinLife
12-25-2013, 05:25 PM
It's not super tight I can move the cable. But leave it engaged

In5ane1
12-25-2013, 05:25 PM
Hmm I leave mine snugged down to a shackle on my bumper

Yea thats what im doing. But manufacturer says not to...just curious how you would keep it from unraveling.

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JeepinLife
12-25-2013, 05:38 PM
Yea thats what im doing. But manufacturer says not to...just curious how you would keep it from unraveling.

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Yea I can't think of why. Everything I read says engage it. I don't see anyway of not getting the ole professional overrun

In5ane1
12-25-2013, 06:07 PM
Yea I can't think of why. Everything I read says engage it. I don't see anyway of not getting the ole professional overrun

I think they are using that as safety should a winch have a short and start running. Wiuld burn it up. But havent heard of that happening.

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cozdude
12-25-2013, 06:08 PM
I leave mine engaged all the time.


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CaliCrusher
12-25-2013, 07:38 PM
At night, I hang my Jeep from a tree by the winch like a bat. So I kinda have to keep it engaged.

JeepinLife
12-25-2013, 07:46 PM
At night, I hang my Jeep from a tree by the winch like a bat. So I kinda have to keep it engaged.

Hahahaha. I've pulled dead branches out of trees with mine

In5ane1
12-25-2013, 08:41 PM
At night, I hang my Jeep from a tree by the winch like a bat. So I kinda have to keep it engaged.

You too? :D:thumbup:

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JeepinLife
12-25-2013, 08:52 PM
I think they are using that as safety should a winch have a short and start running. Wiuld burn it up. But havent heard of that happening.

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What brand winch?

In5ane1
12-25-2013, 09:20 PM
Engo. But I think its recommended for all winches.

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JKFlyer
12-26-2013, 02:02 AM
Hahahaha. I've pulled dead branches out of trees with mine

I ripped out all the bushes in front of my neighbors house a few weeks ago ( at his request of course!)

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JeepinLife
12-26-2013, 02:12 AM
I ripped out all the bushes in front of my neighbors house a few weeks ago ( at his request of course!)

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Haha perfect!!

ridg3runner
12-26-2013, 05:21 AM
I ripped out all the bushes in front of my neighbors house a few weeks ago ( at his request of course!)

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I split and reassembled a 1957 Ford tractor with mine:thumbup:

We are Jeep..Resistance is futile..

NFRs2000NYC
12-26-2013, 05:44 AM
I leave mine engaged and pulled tight.