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Hawse (solid aluminum) fairlead
 

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What he said. The hawse fairlead must be constantly inspected for nicks, and sanded off accordingly. I used a foam sanding block from Wally world.
I didn't want to replace the synthetic every two years so Im leaving this one cable.
I honestly don't know why you can't use a roller lead, and many a person I have seen still had it with synthetic rope.
 

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Roller can be used as long as it is new or if the rollers are sanded very smooth. Any burrs on them will damage the rope. Rope is nice to handle and they sound really cool when they snap. They don't take your head off like cable can. I might go to heavy duty rope when my cable gets a little more worn.
 

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I started with a roller fairlead but didn't like the way the rope pulled down in the corners. Switched to a hause fairlead and like it better. No corners. :smilietwocents:
 

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What size is needed for the can am mount? I want to change mine out but never have measured it.
 

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What size is needed for the can am mount? I want to change mine out but never have measured it.
The mounting holes are 4-7/8" which I believe is a standard for ATVs.
 

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If you're asking about rope size then 50' of 3/16" or 40' of 1/4" is typical.
 
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