With increasingly powerful Challenge vehicle winches more and more common, it seems that some believe that winch rope has not kept pace. The guys at First Four Off Road have answered this problem with the new COMP-Line Challenge winch rope. This Dyneema rope starts life as a 17mm diameter rope, but then goes through a serious of heating and stretching that reduces the diameter to 13mm, but maintains the strength characteristics. Tests have shown that this new rope now has a consistent break load of no less than 19.66 tonnes, claimed to be more than enough for even the most powerful 4×4 Challenge winches. Ropes can be made up to any length, at a price of £15.78 per metre (including VAT) and the company also has a full range of plain ropes.