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Ramsey re8000 winch?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by camok5, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. camok5

    camok5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok so a friend gave me this winch and I want to know if it is a good winch for my blazer? The thing I dont like about it is that its mounting points are on the front and the back (not on the bottom like most winches) which makes it really hard to mount on my bumper. So do I keep it and try and make it work or is it worth trying to sell it and get a Warn?

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    keep it. it's a worm gear drive. no brake clutches to wear out and it's a ramsey. :D
     
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    How thick is the cable on that? It looks small.
     
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    I'd run it. Get a tree saver, snatch block, A clevice or 2. Maybe replace wire with "rope."
     
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    yeah i only get like 5-8 winds per row
     
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    K30CJ 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, what you said.
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Its slow but tough as an anvil. Worm gear winches are my second choice behind the 8274.
     
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    Ooh! Those are cool.

    There was a kit Back In The Day to make that style a hidden winch, fits up between the frame rails behind the factory bumper.

    The kits are no longer available ... but they're just angle iron, and some enterprising soul :rolleyes: set up some CAD drawings of them once when he was bored... and I have scans of the instruction manual on my http://brochures.slosh.com page. Send me a PM or something if you want the CAD's.

    If it were me, I'd set it up for the hidden-style and run with it ... of course, I already have one, but ... Correspondingly, if you don't want to do the fabwork you could prolly find somebody to trade with who does.

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  9. camok5

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    My main problem with the winch is mounting because the bumper I built was more designed to fit a bottom mount winch. I hear that they are good winches but I think it would be alot less hassle to just try and trade for a Warn (if any body is interested:D).
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    Just food for thought - I have two winches, a Warn 8274 ( that I am very proud of ) and a Ramsey RE8000 just like yours and I am going through the hassel of making a bumper for the Ramsey . They are very good winches indeed ! The RE series Ramsey's are impressive .
    Tom
     
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    I disagree with everyone. If it's gonna be a backup, it's fine. If it's your main winch, sell it and get a Warn.
     
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    If you weren't on the other side of the country I'd swap you for my Warn XD9000.
     
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    Sent ya a PM for CAD drawing...
     
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    Does anybody know if I can use a universal fairlead for this winch because the one meant for it has extra holes for mounting but costs alot more also it covers up 2 of the winch mounting bolts (bolts are recessed)?
     
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    I'm sure you know since it's got steel cable (or did you change it to synth?) it'll use a roller fairlead. if it's like my re12000 the fairlead will not/can't be attached to the face of the winch then a universal fairlead will work.
     
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    Sorry I meant a universal ROLLER fairlead.
     

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