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    Evo quarter pounder with warn vr8 winch

    My question is with this bumper what fairlead is everyone using and why... this winch looks like it comes with fairlead however what other options have you chosen . Pictures would be nice as well.


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    Steel or synthetic line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertrunner View Post
    Steel or synthetic line?

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    Steel


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    EVO 1/4 Pounder with a Warn VR8000 Gen1. I am using the rollar fairlead that came with the VR series winch. Only used it a few times for some tests..but works great! Install was super easy too.

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    And one with the Warn cover.

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    Looks good however that doesn't look like the one in the picture so I'm curious if the fairlead will be enough as I was also considering evo fairlead as well


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    IMG_0730.jpg
    This is the one I'm looking at


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dopey84 View Post
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    This is the one I'm looking at


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    I'm sure if Warn sells it with the VR, it's been tested and is sufficient! I'd get it, run it and test it. If you're not impressed with the fairlead, you can always pick up another one.


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    Yea usually steel cable comes with a roller fairlead but if warm is selling that fairlead with steel cable than they must have tested it. I doubt they would otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    Yea usually steel cable comes with a roller fairlead but if warm is selling that fairlead with steel cable than they must have tested it. I doubt they would otherwise.
    This was my thought as well but I read a few other posts on here and it got me questioning things but I'll give it a shot and see how it goes


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dopey84 View Post
    This was my thought as well but I read a few other posts on here and it got me questioning things but I'll give it a shot and see how it goes


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    I have been asking about this as well. I don't know this is a fact or anything, but I think Warn switched to the less expensive hawse fairlead on the 2nd generation (VR8, 10 & 12) to cut cost. That being said, the gen. 2's look to be a bit more rigid and have a better control box so I guess they put more money in other areas.

    I ended up ordering a gen. 1 VR8000 from Rock Hard 4x4 today for $399, no tax and free shipping. That's a $100 less than the VR8 and comes with the normal roller fairlead. It's a proven, reliable design and I'm happy to support Rock Hard 4x4 since they are an active supporting Wayalife vendor.

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