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What size winch????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TB2Blazer, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. TB2Blazer

    TB2Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I'm thinking about buying a winch for my K5 and was wondering if a 9500lb would be big enough or do I need to go bigger?
     
  2. ratzila

    ratzila 1/2 ton status

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    I have both the warn 8274 and m12000 winches. You can't go wrong with those. The 8274 is mounted on the front & the 12000 will be going on the rear soon.The 9500 should work but just in case buy a snatch block to double the capacity. What kind of wheeling are planning to do? If its deep mud then bigger is better /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Not much mud more geared towards rocks but will occacionally see mud.
     
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    9500 is fine.
     
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    I get by with a M8000, you should be fine with a 9500. Basically the biggest Winch you can afford is a good rule of thumb, and can't go wrong with a Warn /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. four_by_ken

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    Depends on the kind of wheeling. If the mud you run is deep and sticky... I wouldnt go under a 12k.
     

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