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    Hook or Thimble?

    I got a pretty good price in an auction for a new 7/16" winch rope. When I pull the winch to fix the brake, I'll change ropes. I'm going to keep the rope I have for future trailer use, so I need a new hook, or should i go with a thimble? Suggestions that won't brake the bank?

    I'm thinking thimble because it will be able to tuck up into the ARB bumper instead of having the hook isolator like I have now.
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    Thimble. Easy to add a hook on later if you wish or have Steve do it. Also if you can throw down the cash, Factor 55 stuff is super nice...just expensive AF.

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    I like the factor 55 thimble that keeps it protected from the sun.
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    I know about factor 55, and it's nice stuff, but is there anything else reputable that doesn't cost $100+? Also, the rope will come with the standard metal thimble thingy so I'm looking for ones that are pinned on like a hook, not spliced in.
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    The new flat splicer has me all giggly. If I put a winch on the LR3, its getting this. I'll just eat ramen for a month.

    http://factor55.com/product/flat-splicer-new/

    I've always run a thimble. As for hook, like dis?

    https://www.amazon.com/Half-Link-App...rds=winch+hook

    or dat?

    https://www.amazon.com/CURT-81900-Sa...rds=winch+hook

    The first one is fresh. However the second one, for a fiver....and looks like it installs in about .005 seconds. Hard to beat. Also, Amazon...

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    Since I saved $100 on the rope, I'll probably end up getting a prolink, but we'll see.
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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B077W...FQDDLEOZ&psc=1

    Appears to be the same as the smitty, $55 for this, smitty is $73, factor 55 is $143.

    Would you buy the Rugcel or Smitty?
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    when it comes to winching, its hard to justify not spending the money on something with more than 2 reviews.
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