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    continuous loops

    I posted this yesterday in DIY forum by mistake, so I will try it here. I am helping a friend to change suspension on his Hennessey, we plan to use descender rings on a continuous amsteel loop. My question is, while most continuous loops are about 12'', will the loop for this project need to be any longer to be able to install it as the original rope is installed. Any additional advise will be appreciated.

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    I would concider 12 inches to be the bare minimum. 14 would be better. Some HH have 1 hole and some have 2, the ones with 1 hole take less slack.

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    Agree with Dutch that 12" is probably too short.

    How are you going to attach the rings? Are they going to be spliced into the loop, or larks-headed on? Having them spliced in will give you a little more room to work with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I would concider 12 inches to be the bare minimum. 14 would be better. Some HH have 1 hole and some have 2, the ones with 1 hole take less slack.

    Hope it helps.
    I'm sure it will, I have 12's but can whip up some longer, just wasn't sure if necessary. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Agree with Dutch that 12" is probably too short.

    How are you going to attach the rings? Are they going to be spliced into the loop, or larks-headed on? Having them spliced in will give you a little more room to work with.
    I plan to larks head them, so as dutch suggested I will splice some a bit longer, thanks for the input.

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