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Rope around front of defender

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by Fry847, Dec 31, 2017.

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  1. Fry847

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    Hi to all was after your thoughts as seen a few defenders with rope round front winch bumper what are your thoughts on the matter and a happy new year to you all
     

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    Why wouldn’t you just wind it all the way into the winch?
     
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    Pointless just wind it in
     
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  4. Fry847

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    It would be just for looks as ive seen a 110 spectre stylee and i thought it looked quite good
     
  5. Fry847

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    This is what i saw and thought it looked good
     

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    Alloys, big tyres, winch, roll bars, roof rack and a rope to tow it away! The pikeys will love all that.
     
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  7. JohnM70

    JohnM70 It's a V6 you know... LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Swap it for a Freelander if you're confused about which team you bat for.

    Pointless.
     
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    If you clipped your winch rope to top of windscreen or back end of wings (a decent amount unspooled) when you go to use it you dont have to wind that bit out and back in again
     
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    Yeah, coz that's real effort releasing 2 meters of line....
     
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    maybe expecting sudden change in terrain and have to jump out quickly as a F1 pit crew ;):p:D:D

    pointless and looks naff,
     
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    The difference between your two photos is that the first looks like the owner does not have a home to attach the winch hook to, so has looped the cable around to hold the hook and stop it rattling around. Normally on that sort of bumper it would have "shackles" inserted in to the two holes either side of the top of the steering guard plate.

    The second rope is as you say the spectre look, good luck keeping it as someone will have it away.

    Cheers
     
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    Don’t get mad at me! just what people have said, does make a difference if your on a pay and play site and winching people maybe a dozen times in the day
     
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    After further viewing, both pictures clearly show neither vehicle has ever been near a muddy puddle, let alone terrain requiring a winch...
     
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    maybe it’s to get out puddles quickly , lol

     
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    Which clearly these 2 vehicles have never been anywhere near...:D
     
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    Yeah thats fair
     
  17. Fry847

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    Fair enough i just thought id make a thread and ask happy new year to you all
     
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    Seems like a good way to damage your paintwork with a rope fretting away
     
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    Don't get don't get disillusioned, most tratter owners would love to have a rope as an accessory and not holding the exhaust together.
     
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    Cheers john
     
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