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8000 lb winch

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazing86, Sep 24, 2001.

  1. blazing86

    blazing86 1/2 ton status

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    my friend is buying a 87 chevy truck with an 8000 lb warn winch on the front. he has lots of money and said he would give me the winch if i bought him lunch. The thing is, will this winch be even worth bolting up to the blazer or will it just brake as soon as i use it?
     
  2. RedDwarf

    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    It will break. Go ahead and buy him lunch and send me the winch. I will put it on a Suzuki, it might hold up on a vehicle that light.

    Poundin' the ol "pavment"!
     
  3. tRustyK5

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    It'll be fine...for nasty pulls you can always double line if you have to.

    Rene

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  4. TorkDSR

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    i have an 8000 on a k15, the warn jobber, fast as sh!t.
    i have no problem. winch ratings are a joke, who the hell needs a 15000 lb winch. if you got that "stuck" that you need to pull down all the trees in front of you as you go, then you shouldn't be in my precious woods. the warn 8000 is nice, but it's ugly, fastest one on the market and unchanged in design since like '53. the only thing is to make sure that the solonoid pack is working cause that gets tricky to fix. but the motor can be rebuilt by any alternator shop for 30 bones.

    Tork DSR
    I just got a winch, it takes the fun out of things.
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  5. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    It'll work... Heck if you need too get a snatch block and double it to 16,000lbs... should be fine! [​IMG]

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  6. beater74

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    put it on one of those removable thingees so you can put it on the rear when ya need it back there and get a little bigger one for the front. even if it needs alttle work it's worth a lunch.
     
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    Ill buy him lunch!

    I get all the exercise I need pushing my luck! [​IMG]
     
  8. ftn96

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    It should be fine less you get like submerged up to the mirrors or something.

    "you know... the guy with the BAD A$$ spring perches!!![​IMG]
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  9. RedDwarf

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    I'm tellin ya' that thing is just gonna tear up.
    Send it to me, I fix winches
    LOL

    Poundin' the ol "pavment"!
     

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