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------UPDATE-----Warn 9.5ti Thermometric Winch or Regular 9500i????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dawson444, Nov 13, 2002.

  1. dawson444

    dawson444 1/2 ton status

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    I am getting a winch around christmas time. I am looking at the new warn thermometric 9500i and the regular 9500i. You guys have any opinion either way? $78 difference. It tells you when the winch is over heating on the remote and the new one is completly sealed. I do do my share of mud and have known to do the occasional stupid thing. You guys heard anything or think it is worth the extra $78?


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  2. Sandman

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    Re: Warn 9.5ti Thermometric Winch or Regular 9500i????

    The remote control would be worth $78 to me. I get tired of messing with the winch control cable all the time.
     
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    Re: Warn 9.5ti Thermometric Winch or Regular 9500i????

    Is this going on the K5?
    I didn't anything less than the 12000 lbs
    I don't want to strain my winch.
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    Re: Warn 9.5ti Thermometric Winch or Regular 9500i????

    I would get the HS9500I. There are not that many of those new winchs out yet and if you are in the middle of winching and the controller goes unless somebody else with you has one of those new ones your screwed. With the old 9500I just find somebody with a Warn winch and plug there controller in and finish up.
     
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    Re: Warn 9.5ti Thermometric Winch or Regular 9500i????

    Do the remotes break a good bit? Is it also ever a problem getting water and stuff inside the winch? Don't most people agree 9500lbs is enough for a K5 right?
     
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    Re: Warn 9.5ti Thermometric Winch or Regular 9500i????

    The rule of thumb is twice your rig's weight.
    Is yours4500lbs?
    mine is over 5500lbs without the winch and the winch bumper, and I still have 1/2 ton axles and only 35" tires.
    Moving up to 1ton axles and 39" tires, I will overtax the 12000lbs warn
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    Re: Warn 9.5ti Thermometric Winch or Regular 9500i????

    The rule of thumb is 1-1/2 times your weight so a 9500 rate is fine, I use it myself and so do many others, in fact I used it to pull Watson's ass all over Pritchard Canyon when his motor died. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Speaking of the commonality thing, I forgot my winch controller at Blazer Bash and just borrowed BILLYRAY's, thanks Billy!
     
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    Re: Warn 9.5ti Thermometric Winch or Regular 9500i????

    Well I guess it all depends where you wheel.
    Have you ever tried pulling a K5 out of mud or snow?
    With the drag and the weight of the stuck mud to it, I have seen bigger winches burn.
    Anyway, this is always a personnal choice, and I like domestic trucks because they are always underrated.
    So I do the same with the winch.
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    Re: Warn 9.5ti Thermometric Winch or Regular 9500i????

    I guess I should have put a disclaimer on my statement /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif If your a mudder go bigger, for the rocks I don't think I would want the extra weight and size of the 12,000 winch and you can double back to yourself anyway to increase the rating. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Warn 9.5ti Thermometric Winch or Regular 9500i????

    i have my sites set on a 15000lb warn.. way over kill but cool wow factor /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Warn 9.5ti Thermometric Winch or Regular 9500i????

    For rocks line speed is VERY important. I have had my truck saved from a roll on Gard rail because of the line speed of my buds 8274. It caught my truck as it was on two wheels. That's why I went with the HS9500. It's the second fastest winch on the market. You can double line and be up to 19,000 lb on the last wrap. Typical stuck for rocks is a quick pull. Waiting or worse having to stop for the winch to pull in the cable BITES.
    If I was dealing with mud then yeah a bigger winch is better.
    I would concider going for a 20k PTO and then a 8000lb on a removable cradle as a back up.
     
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    Re: Warn 9.5ti Thermometric Winch or Regular 9500i????

    Do they break a good bit? No, but when they do is when you need it. The 9500I has been around for a while and I'de rather have something that I know has been used and liked by meny then something that there is not much feedback on.
     
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    Re: Warn 9.5ti Thermometric Winch or Regular 9500i????

    I've been beating my Warn 8000i for 8 years now. I never service it either. The only thing that I've broken are the winch lines. I think they make a good product.
     
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    Re: Warn 9.5ti Thermometric Winch or Regular 9500i????

    OK I gave you my opinion on the size. And Chazz I was going to get the 15000, and it was only 100 more but then I thought I will leave that one for my big truck. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    Now for the Original question, I read yesterday an article on the 9500TI and they swear by it.
    I know magazines want to promote things, but I have found a way to tell when they are just doing their job and when they really think it's a good product, and they do on this one.
    Hope that helps.
     
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    Re: Warn 9.5ti Thermometric Winch or Regular 9500i????

    The only difference as far as components between a 9.5 and a 9500 is the housing being deigned to seal. pull, line speed, motor are all identical. What they fixed is the problem with water getting into them that rusts the free spool mechanizim but for all intents and purposes it's a HS9500i with seals and a temp sensor.
     
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    Talked to warn tech guy today. He said if I get the thermometric one I can still use a regular warn controller if I break mine on the trail. I believe I am going to get the thermometric one unless anyone feels any different?
     
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    It is supposed to be better, and if the old controler can work on it, by all means get the new one.
     

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