Off-roaders recognize that guiding their winch cable during angled pulls requires a capable fairlead that also functions to take away lateral strain from the winch. A steel cable calls for a roller fairlead and a synthetic one necessitates a hawse fairlead. 4 Wheel Parts carries the leading brands for winch fairleads including Warn, Smittybilt and Superwinch to keep your pulling power optimal. Choose from different fitments, sizes, finishes and constructions including billet aluminum and cast iron. Fairleads come with the necessary hardware for easy installation on a wide variety of winches.
Every dedicated off-road enthusiast knows that a winch is a critical safety feature to have on your four-wheel drive vehicle. Especially if you're a lone wolf who enjoys solo expeditions into the wilderness, being able to pull yourself out of a sticky situation is an absolute must. Even if you prefer to travel in a pack, having your own winch means you can help yourself and others. Installing a winch fairlead mount helps to ensure your winch works the way it's intended. It reduces the lateral strain on your winch when you're forced to do an angled-pull during recovery and helps guide your cable back onto the drum.
Hawse or Roller Winch Fairlead?
Hawse fairleads have a narrower opening and are designed for the cable to simply slide over them. Roller cables have rollers that turn with the cable as it moves through the fairlead. Which one is better depends on your personal needs and preferences. A roller fairlead offers less friction on angled-pulls but might rattle when not in use and has more places to break if you hit something. Although many think you can only use a fairlead roller with a steel cable, some are specially designed for synthetic rope. Check the specifications for a fairlead to make sure it's compatible with your cable.
Fairleads for Every Style and Budget
4WheelParts.com carries a vast selection of fairleads to fit every style, function and budget. We have hawse or roller fairleads with black powdercoat, chrome or natural finishes from brands you love, like Rugged Ridge, Warn and more. In addition to quality parts, we offer exceptional customer service, speedy delivery and a 90-day price match guarantee that means you'll never overpay for parts when you buy from us because we refund the price difference if you find the same part being sold for less somewhere else within 90 days of purchase. Place your order now.