*NOTE: The descriptions below cover all replacement parts available on this page.
The Rubber Guard is a synthetic rubber gasket that separates the ProLink/FlatLink and the fairlead by a high durometer rubber material. The Rubber Guard feature was designed into the ProLink/FlatLink from the beginning. 8 Precision machined pockets in the back of the ProLink accept the barbs of the Rubber Guard. The unique ribbed design of the barbs allow for multiple installation and removal cycles without destroying the barbs.
Once installed, the Rubber Guard will not come loose and will protect both Hawse and Roller fairleads from scratching.
Is it possible to over engineer a seemingly simple rubber part ? We did – that’s why it works.
- Made of pure high durometer EPDM rubber
- Scratch protection for alloy and roller fairleads
- Secure fit with 8 barbed rubber tips
Why EPDM rubber and not polyurethane?
Poly products crack easily, plain and simple.
EPDM is a synthetic rubber that has superior resistance to aging, cracking, UV, ozone and oxygen exposure. It is also extremely resilient and flexible.
Although the cost to manufacture products from EPDM material is considerably higher than urethane, at Factor 55 believe that the choice to use EPDM has resulted in a longer lasting and superior engineered product.
Place the ProLink/FlatLink Rubber Guard barbs up on a flat surface. Moisten the barbs with soapy water or glass cleaner and place the ProLink/FlatLink on top of the Rubber Guard carefully aligning the barbs to the mating holes. Apply firm uniform pressure until all barbs have engaged into holes.
SAFETY FIRST – Always follow safe winching guidelines recommended by your winch manufacturer.
WARNING: Some of the products listed contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. None of our products are intended to be used in conjunction with clean drinking water unless stated otherwise. For more info please visit www.p65warnings.ca.gov or contact the Backwoods Adventure Mods sales team.
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