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12V Winch to 24V system?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stallion85, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    I have a Warn 8274 and I want to hook it up to my M1008. I have a power strip running along the firewall and am pretty sure it is running 12V I just have to check it.

    Who has done this and what did you do?
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Ehh. You're gonna load one battery and alternator and not the other, not optimal.

    I'd get the winch re-wired for 24V, or convert the truck to 12V. Fairly easy, there's a PDF running around about fire departments doing it.

    I thought the big strip was 24V, but that might be the one inside my M1009 for radios, which of course you don't have.

    -- A
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Redo the 8274 to be a 24v winch. It should make the 8274 just that much better of a winch to give it more power.

    Harley
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Well, won't be twice the power ... but it should more or less halve the amperage requirements through the wiring, which is always a good thing!

    If it were me I'd look into that mod using the 9.5 motor... but I have no 8274's to try it on :(

    -- A
     
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    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    I just read the write up for converting to a 12V system. I am going to search for a 12V winch to 24Vs now:)
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Apparently retrofitting the 9.5xp motor is a bolt on affair. I've got the "supposed" part numbers if you'd like 'em. (never done it myself) Won't do chit for you 24V woes though.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    I thought Warn made 24V versions of some/many/all of its winches ... ::shrug:: could have it rewound local, or if you're not restoring the truck, converting it to 12V is mo betta anyway.

    -- A
     
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    Yep. It will be much more effiecient to operate at 24v. Cleaner power with less heat will be longer and more powerful pulls, and the winch motor should last longer before it burns out. It's not gonna double it's power or anything, but it will be more efficient.
     
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    Warn makes a 24V version of the 8274, but not the 9.5XP. I believe most Warn motors go for around $300 from the factory.
     
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    Sounds like it would be easier to convert the Winch anyways and with the added benefits I am liking the idea. Anyone know of a writeup? I have had no luck here on CK5 and don't have a membership to pirate:shrug:
     
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    Oh ya the motor swap thing will def have to wait as I am just trying to get this thing ready for Blazer Bash :)
     
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    I don't have the p/n for the 24V 8274 motor. However, this Pirate thread has the p/n's for the XP motor and the pinion gear if that's what you're looking for. The XP motor has 6 HP versus the 8274's 4.5 or 4.6 (can't remember)

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=405447

    Even has the p/n's in it...hell, I posted in the thread and I didn't remember it. :doah:
     
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    So I have to buy a whole new motor to run it 24V? I thought I would just have to redo some wiring! This sucks, one thing after another keeps adding to the tally....lol
     
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    Amen... three weeks to go, and so much to do! =))

    -- A
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    You could have your existing motor *rewound* for 24V, but you can't just unplug this and re-solder that to make it 24V, no.

    Remember, 4x4 in uppercase is $X$!

    -- A
     
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    That's great:haha:
     
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    The only thing on your truck that's 24 volt is the starter. I just changed mine over to 12 volt by replacing the starter motor and redoing some of the wiring. It cost right at $100 for a 12 volt gear reduction motor. It cranks the engine over better than the 24 volt starter ever did. If you went this route, you wouldn't need to do anything to the 8274.
     
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    I am starting to think this will be the cheaper route. When you changed over to 12V did you still keep the dual batteries?
     
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    I kept both batteries, but removed one of the alternators. I used a write-up by Roscommon Equipment Center. It's a good step-by-step write-up. You can find it if you do a search on the web. If anything's unclear, just ask.

    By the way, I got the starter off ebay through a company called DB Electronics. It's the same company that supplied my 8274 winch motor. Good people to deal with too.
     
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    thanks Smitty I will PM you if I have any questions. I found the wirte up and found it pretty easy to understand, but I might have a few questions:)
     

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