Part #: 15102.06 (Black) / 15102.05 (Red)
A few times I have managed to suck my hook into the fairlead. While this is dangerous by itself if your hand was holding it, it's really a pain trying to get it back out. I usually ended up having to yank it out with force, not necessarily a good thing for roller fairleads and generally leaves gouges in hawse fairleads. I thought about putting a thimble on the end, but after seeing one cracked I was a little concerned. Now I have seen hooks crack, bend and generally get old, so I will probably go the Thimble route when I replace the steel cable that is currently on my winch. I was running a synthetic line up until a few days ago, but after being on the Jeep for many years it was showing it's age and I decided that I would install a new steel cable that I had. I was also ordering a few things and this only cost a couple of dollars so I threw it in the shopping cart. This is designed for the standard steel cable, or synthetic line 11/32" & 3/8".
|Here's what showed up. A really cool little box with a bagged package inside. So I opened everything up. It's basically a large rubber clamp with holes for two bolts. Except I was missing a bolt, washer and nut. So I contacted Rugged Ridge and they said they would send a bolt, washer and nut in the mail to me. Cool, so I get a package from Rugged Ridge and it has an old bolt, and rusted nut in it. Hmm no washer. Not like I needed it, I easily pulled one out of my parts bin. You couldn't have sent me a new bolt, washer and nut.|
|1. Seperate the two halves.|
|2. Places the two halves around your winch cable near the hook.|
|3. Install the two bolts into the halves. I found it easy to actually install both bolts in the halves and then place them around the winch cable.|
|4. Insert one nut into the opposite side and start the screw into the nut. Then place a nut into the other side and start that screw into the nut.|
|5. Tighten down the bolts alternately to clamp around the winch line. I found that this works better than tightening one side and then the other.|
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