Smittybilt Roller Fairlead - 97281-47

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  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B97281-47
  • Fitment:Universal Fit
  • Type:Roller


This roller fairlead guides your wire rope onto the drum and protects it by reducing friction and excessive wear on winch cables or wire ropes, especially during high angle pulls. It is easy to install and works with all standard winch plates.

Customer Reviews

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6 Customer ratings

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5.0 Great service

Basic roller fairing, good price. Salesperson was great, wished I remembered his name but he was knowledgeable and helpful.

from Torrance, CA |
5.0 Great item

Great product. The one I bought was powdercoated black, so even better! Offset mounting holes helped with install.

from lynnwood, wa |
5.0 Roller Fairlead by Smittybilt

I bought a bull bar for my 2001 Land Rover last yr, which I also installed a winch. During the installation I noticed that the holes for the fairlead were not centered and since I did not have a fairlead at the time I could not find one that had the holes predrilled. I was not looking forward to drilling my own holes in a new fairlead and messing it up. So I waited and kept my eye out for a fairlead that had the holes predrilled. I finally found one and it was on sale. I could not ask for more.

from Parker |
5.0 "I would buy this product again and agai

This product is really strong and is a perfect match to any winch plate.

from Lynnwood, WA |
4.0 a great value

If you are looking for a rolling fairlead but don't want to spend the money for a warn or mile marker this smittybilt will perform just fine.

from everett, wa |


Question & Answers

4 Answered questions

Q: What is the pound rating for this fairlead? Will it work for a 9000 - 12000 lb winch? Answer this question

A: Hello jarrod, the Smittybilt Roller Fairlead part# S/B97281-47 is rated for a 9000 to 12000 lb winch. Thank you for your question.

Answered by mikey on 02/25/2015

Q: Hi I recently purchased a jeep with xrc bumpers I need the fairlead to attach my front license plate( i am not ready to get the winch at this time) does this fairlead need the winch or can it be attached to the bumper only? Answer this question

A: Erika, You can mount the Smittybilt Roller Fairlead onto your bumper without the actual winch, it bolts right on. Thank you for asking

Answered by Robert on 07/11/2014

Q: I would like to purchase a few winch accessories from you and I have a few questions prior to doing so. I recently purchased a used WARN 6000 winch (I believe it is a 2005) from a friend. I want to mount it on my 1983 CJ7 Laredo jeep (on the front bumper). My bumper is stock and I want to keep it as I have a tow apparatus welded to the frame (below the bumper). The questions I have are: 1) Will your Planetary Winch Mounting Kit Part #WAR13910 fit my year and model CJ7 2) Will your Roller Fairlead Part #S/B97281-47 mount on the Planetary winch mounting kit? Please let me know. Andrew Answer this question

A: Hello Andrew, Thank you for the question. Question 1> Yes, the WAR13910 will fit your vehicle application. Question 2> Yes, the S/B97281-47 will fit that application as well.

Answered by RRK on 02/22/2014

Q: Does it include the mounting bolts? Answer this question


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