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How much winch you got?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1979Jimmy, Nov 24, 2001.

  1. 1979Jimmy

    1979Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Im looking to buy a winch. After my mud fun this weekend i realize how much i really ned one. What kind of winch should i go with.

    79 Jimmy, 5" lift 35 M/T with a 383 puttin out 400hp and 450lb/ft. Locked front and back.
     
  2. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    A Warn XD9000I..........Dan

    If it ain't broke.......Don't fix it....
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  3. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I am planning to get a Ramsey Platinum 9500. I have heard alot of good things about both Warn and Ramsey.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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  4. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    i gotta ramsey RE12,000 and it'll pull down a house. if you got the cash go with a 12,000, but a 9,500 would be just fine
     
  6. 1979Jimmy

    1979Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    anyone know the cheapest place i could go for a 9000 lb warn

    79 Jimmy, 5" lift 35 M/T with a 383 puttin out 400hp and 450lb/ft. Locked front and back.
     
  7. white_knight

    white_knight 1/2 ton status

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    Got a warn 12,000 lbs

    For the times I've had to use it was well worth it

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  8. michaelm

    michaelm 1/2 ton status

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    bigger is better
     
  9. moneypit

    moneypit 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 12,000 warn. Love it! Bigger is better!
     
  10. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    I plan to get a 9000i Warn winch... you can always double the weight with a snatch block too..... Try 4WPW.... they have them for decent prices, free shipping, 10% if you're a CK5 member and the one local to me said when I called them that Warn should be doing a x-mas freebie gift with it which come with a gloves, snatch, cable weight and something else I can't recall... good deal if you ask me!

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    I keep trying to lose weight, but it always finds me!
     
  11. not4show

    not4show 1/2 ton status

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    I would stay away from the Warns that have an intergrated solenoid. However, the M-8274 would be my first choice of a winch, regardless of the weight of the truck.

     
  12. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    No winch and really no desire for one other than the look.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  13. RedDwarf

    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    I got a Warn 6000. It works most of the time, but very slow. I need more.

    I recommend an 8000 or 9000. The bigger winched are just heavier and slower no load speed, not to mention more $$$. 9000 pounds ought to do you right in almost any situation. If not, run it through that snatch block pulley, and you've got 18,000 pounds. Wowee!
     
  14. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    I've got a 2.5 ton come-along, and that's my winch[​IMG]

    ......And knowing is half the battle
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  15. DesertDueler

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    I carry a high lift jsack and two straps thats my winch.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&35"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
  16. four_by_ken

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    With the weight of a Blazer, and considering your doing mud running...

    I wouldnt do anythign less than a 12k. Yes, 9k will do you good most of them time, but when you really bury a Blazer like the fat pig they are, 12k winches will have to be snatch blocked to get you out. Happens to us a lot. Sometimes we need 2 12ks to get the big boys out.

    Ken H.

    '86 K5 up and coming
    14 bolt(Detroited),10 bolt,39.5 Boggers rear,
    TSLs front, 468 BBC, 350 trans, 205 transfer
    Rust free in Michigan!
     
  17. white_knight

    white_knight 1/2 ton status

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    You're on the money.

    There have been a couple that it took 2 12's to get us out...but these were major stucks.

    On one stuck- we had a guy that took a few hours -3 winches snatched blocked to get out.
    It was bad.

    We called him "Mr. stuck"

    The guys never even got a thank you

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  18. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    We have a local spot we call Thanksgiving Day Hole. Because of this reason. First hole in that turkey day morning. Buddy's Blazer in and DOWN. 8:00 that morning till 3:00 that afternoon, all to get just the one out. That hole was and stil is know as Thanksgiving day hole. Winches snatch blocks everything to get that sucker out.

    Fun fun fun.

    We would all take turns getting him out. Who ever wasnt winching at the time would go out and wheell around for a bit, then come back and take their turn after their winch cooled off a bit.

    Needless to say... 12k for me.

    Ken H.

    '86 K5 up and coming
    14 bolt(Detroited),10 bolt,39.5 Boggers rear,
    TSLs front, 468 BBC, 350 trans, 205 transfer
    Rust free in Michigan!
     

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