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Old 08-19-2016, 07:09 PM   #1
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I have a warn 9500hs that I'd like to change to rope. I hear some winches have problems with rope, crushing drums and burning rope from motor heat. Does anyone know if this winch needs mods to run rope?
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That winch depends on the user. If you like to push it to the limit or power out under a load for a great distance you will end up replacing the drum and brake at some point.
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ok, thanx. I have rarely powered out under load so I should be good there. Pushing its limits may be another story. I found that its so fast that I always use a sheave to slow it down. The result is I run it for longer periods.

One thing about this winch that takes some getting used to is it spins for a very long time after letting off of the switch.

Is there something I can wrap around the drum to protect the rope from the heat?
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Is it faster than an 8274? I had almost bought one for my Jeep years back but was told dont, they spool too fast.
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it depends on where you measure
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Is there something I can wrap around the drum to protect the rope from the heat?
could use some exhaust wrap they sell at schmucks
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There are chemical coatings used on pistons to reduce heat transfer, no idea if can be self applied or must be sent somewhere, another option might be the thermal barrier product similar to DynoMat, it would have to be installed inside the drum, of course. Pay your money.......
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