Factor 55 introduces a new Aluminum Hawse Offset Fairlead. These 1.5″ fairleads are CNC machined from 1.5 inch thick USA 6000 series aluminum bar. The industry standard fairlead thickness is .75 inches thick. The thicker aluminum bar results in a larger outer fillet radius for the synthetic rope to slide against. This results in less stress on the rope fibers during high angular pulls, increasing the life of your synthetic rope. The Offset fairleads are the industry’s first Hawse Offset fairlead compatible with larger ½ inch diameter rope tube thimbles. The rope slot height opening is taller to allow the larger ½” tube thimbles to pass through. There is also a machined outer corner chamfer to reduce rope stress for those than plan on using the winch as a front suspension “suck down” device. These fairleads come in a durable MIL-A-8625F TYPE III gun metal gray hard anodized finish with a laser engraved logo. What is the best surface finish for Hawse aluminum fairleads? Without a doubt it is a Type III hard anodized coating. Not cosmetic Type II anodized finishes, not powder coated, and not raw or polished aluminum. Why? Because a hard coating can resist the abrasion damage from a dirty/gritty synthetic winch rope rubbing across it. Especially during extreme side pulls where rope fiber stresses are extremely high. A Mil-A-8625 Type III hard anodized finish leaves a .002” thick Al2O3 ceramic coating that is in the top 5 hardest materials known to mankind (See chart under Corundum/Sapphire). Not too far away from diamond hardness actually. Another valuable material property from hard anodized coatings are the low coefficients of friction. Low friction = lower rope heat. Only drawback? Hard anodizing is not offered in typical bright and fancy anodized colors.
All Factor 55 fairleads only come in Mil-A-8625 hard gray finishes. Not fancy, but it is the proper finish to extend the life of your synthetic rope.
Overall Dimension: 11.75″ x 3.4″
Offset Opening: .80″
Standard 10″ Bolt Mount Spacing
For synthetic winch rope only.
Cipriano Rivera –
Will this fit on a a Warn EVO 12S winch?
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Factor 55 (verified owner) –
It will if the bumper you have has an Offset opening. Most offset openings are found on ARB style bumpers.
You can contact us directly at email@example.com to verify if this is the right fairlead for your build.
Alek Krallman –
Does this come in black?
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Admin Factor 55 –
No. All of our fairleads are only offered in Mil-spec Type III Hard anodizing. This anodizing process is as hard as sapphire and is 2 mils thick. This helps to deflect road and trail debris from the fairlead surface and prevents scratches from dirt embedded in a winch rope keeping the fairlead surface smoother longer and prolonging the life of your expensive synthetic winch line. The gunmetal gray color is a result of hard anodizing 6061 aluminum and is a signature of our brand and all the gray products we produce. For info contact us at 208-639-1674.