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A winch question...8274. No it's not, it's an 8000i. OOPS

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by laketex, Sep 28, 2000.

  1. laketex

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    A winch question...8274. No it\'s not, it\'s an 8000i. OOPS

    Well guys, it looks like I'm going to begin designing my front and rear bumpers since that'll be a free upgrade and I'm broke. Damn k5....but great k5 [​IMG][​IMG]. And I want a front winch. I see all of you guys usually have around a 9000 lb winch, but will the 8274 8000 lb one work? My father has had one sitting in the box in the floor of the shop for about 4 years and I'm sure I could persuade him to sell/barter/finance it to me. The numbers work up to roughly 8,000 pounds on first wrap, 6,000 pounds wound up. That would put me at 12,000 to 16,000 pounds on a double line pull. I really don't want anything to winch myself through surprise canyon...(yet)...but just to get my beast unstuck when I really need it. Probable plans upon graduation would be buying a XD9500i and placing it in front, and mounting the 8274 in back. Tell me what you think. Worth it or not?

    Bryan

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    Re: A winch question...8274

    The 8274 is one of the greatest all time winches. The only thing I'd be concerned about in a front mount application is the blocking of the radiator, as the 8274 stands pretty tall compared to the new low-pro winches.

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    Re: A winch question...8274

    I've done a little looking at magazines since I made that post, and while I see limited use of the 8274 on fullsizes, I think i'd be ok....And I do see what you're saying about the airflow issue. But I don't even have a grill, I'm sure this will help the cause won't it?

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    Re: A winch question...8274

    Hi there
    I have an 8274 on my Jimmy and the only problem I have with it is keeping it supplied with amps! As long as you can feed it, it will pull awesome. Add to that a doubler and she should tug your blazer out fairly easily. Of course a little handiwork with the Hilift always makes things easier for the winch in any situation.

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    Re: A winch question...8274

    I have an optima red top. What batteries do you run? If I get the winch, I'll probably get a second battery, yellow top more than likely if the two of them are compatible.

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    Re: A winch question...8274

    I have an 8274 on my K5 and I think it pulls just as good if not better than the warn 9000 worm drives. I do run double battery's, red top for truck, yellow top dedicated to the warn. The coil speed to wind it back up is also a big plus.
     
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    Re: A winch question...8274

    Well dang it, I just found out it's an 8000i. I was told 8274, but he was wrong. Any opinions on this one? I don't even know if warn still makes it. Thanks.

    bryan

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