I have steel on my 9.5 ti now.. ive heard about synthetic being stronger but it snaps when it hits something sharp.. opinions people?
Steel is more dangerous, both in a fatal metal whip way and a metal splinters in my hand way. Steel weighs more. So why would anyone continue to use steel? Cost and care. Care: Steel can sit for years without having to worry about dry rot (as long as it's not out in too horrible of weather conditions). Steel is much more resistant to fraying. You don't have to baby steel so much to keep it in good conditions. Cost: As of right now, steel is less than half the cost of synthetic. A synthetic rope can cost as much as many electric winches which include a steel cable. I find that I don't use my winch nearly enough to warrent the extra care or cost of a synthetic. The weight savings would be nice, but I kind of ruined that a long time ago with the winch bumper, rock sliders, plate steel fenders/flares, belly armor and frame plating.
Sep 27, 2017