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Warn 8274-50 ok for 85 1/2 ton shortbed?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85scottsdale, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. 85scottsdale

    85scottsdale 1/2 ton status

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    I have a practically brand new Warn 8274 winch sitting here, I just ordered a Warn Classic bumper to mount it in for my 85 Chevy K10 with 1/2 ton axles sitting on 33x12.5" tires with 1-ton 3 leaf springs in front and stock 1/2 tons in the back, so its probably close to the average weight of your shortbed K10 with smallblock, 700r4, and NP208 and its got a 12 bolt in back instead of a 10 and dual fuel tanks.

    My question is this: Is this winch enough for my truck? I know its a good winch but I want to know if i'm going to need a bigger winch, I don't think I will, but I have no experience with winches.

    I traded my 87 suzuki samurai for the winch.
     
  2. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    As long as you carry a snatch block you should be ok, but not to sure about the deep deep stuff! I do not personally have a winch, but a couple of buddies have em.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    That winch will pull two trucks like yours out of frame deep mud.
     
  4. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I have this exact winch on the front of my burb
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    It has never left me stuck and I've never had to use a snatch block YET.
     
  5. 85scottsdale

    85scottsdale 1/2 ton status

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    I only have 33x12.5's sitting on stock rear springs and 3 leaf M1008 front springs, so its not real big and I don't go mudding, unless I have to.
     
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    put the 4" lift back on and wheel the wee out of it already!
     
  7. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    :screwy:

    Yes, they are very good winches. And they will pull about as much as any if you use a snatch block. But, come on, lets not exagerate.
     
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    ratzila 1/2 ton status

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    I have the 8274 mounted on a modified warn classic bumper on my :burb:. I have the big warn snatch block for extra pulling power. It is one of the best winches warn ever built. I will be putting the warn 12000 in the rear in a custom DPI bumper soon.
     
  9. 6.2Blazer

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    A buddy's 8274 with a snatch block was able to drag my Blazer out of a hole that had the front bumper completely buried.
     

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