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Warn 10k vs 12k Winch Differences

eTorqueCoasting

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Looking at getting a Warn winch and a Vice or Swarf mount. Pretty sure I want synthetic rope. Was definitely sure I wanted/needed the 12k vs 10k, but noticed a 20' difference in rope length, with the smaller winch having the longer rope. Anyone have any idea why?
 

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Looking at getting a Warn winch and a Vice or Swarf mount. Pretty sure I want synthetic rope. Was definitely sure I wanted/needed the 12k vs 10k, but noticed a 20' difference in rope length, with the smaller winch having the longer rope. Anyone have any idea why?
Probably thicker rope on the stronger model.
 

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I think both were ⅜" rope. I'd wondered if it was drum sized. I'm now wondering if it's a cost thing. If so, could I buy a longer rope for the 12k?
 
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Longer ropes aren’t necessarily better. The longer the rope, the more you need to pay out to get to rated line pull. Just something to keep in mind.
 

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the 10k should be fine. You can always use a snatch block. Carry a tow strap as it can help with length if needed.
 

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