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which winch

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TheGeneral, Dec 23, 2001.

  1. TheGeneral

    TheGeneral 1/2 ton status

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    Looking at 9000-9500 winches, Ramsey, Warn, or Super Winch? Don't want to spend crazy amounts, but want the besst in quality if it is worth extra dough. Anyone know of great deals right now for any good winches?

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

    The General
     
  2. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    For the price I would say get a Ramsey 9,500. Almost $100 cheaper then a Warn with the same pull. Just over $800 total from Summit.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     
  3. michaelm

    michaelm 1/2 ton status

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    Pierce 12500 is same price as the ones you are looking at
     
  4. Twiz

    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    I have a Ramsey 9500.
    It hasn't been stressed or used much, but so far so good. I have noticed it will pile up the cable one side of the drum, and then the cable gets wedged between the drum and cylnoid assembly. -Not good-. I think I'm going to get about 50 ft of cable cut off, so that will leave me with 100 feet of cable still on the drum. That should be plenty for around here. It would also increase the leverage of the winch, so the winch will be able to pull harder, with the same amount of cable spooled out. I like how the Ramsey winch is balanced, the gears are on one side, the motor is on the other (fit my between my frame rails and the drum was still centerd). The engagement lever rotates around the diameter of the drum, and feels solid.

    I have heard that the Ramseys have a reliability problem tho'.

    Warn winches are far more popular with the boys in the "know". That should count for something. It looks to me, like the Warn winches have a set of gears placed by the motor (the other 2 sets of gears are on the oposite side), this makes the motor side of the winch much longer, and if your tring to place the winch between your frame rails, may leave it off centerd. The engagement lever "feels" clunky and harder to use (to me any-way).

    I haven't heard of any signficant problems with the Warn winches.

    I'd go with a Warn winch if packaging isn't a problem (like if you plan on useing a A.M. winch bumper)
    If space is a issue, the Ramseys are a bit tighter.




    <font color=blue>Wow factors
    A SBC (4" X 3.48") with 2" intake-valve at 6,000 RPMs:
    1- The piston reaches a maximum speed of 60 MPH
     
  5. michaelm

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    try a tensioner plate, every winch should have one
    the good industrial winches have a springloaded roller version
     
  6. Twiz

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    Define "tensioner plate". - if you could please.


    <font color=blue>Wow factors
    A SBC (4" X 3.48") with 2" intake-valve at 6,000 RPMs:
    1- The piston reaches a maximum speed of 60 MPH
     
  7. michaelm

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://wsphotofews.excite.com/003/h4/sY/4U/8i48437.jpg>http://wsphotofews.excite.com/003/h4/sY/4U/8i48437.jpg</a>

    that is a screen capture for a cheap warn version, they used to have an industrial section on their website but i cant find it now??

    I will do a few more searches until i find a good example
     
  8. four_by_ken

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    Personally with a Blazer I would go with a 12k.

    Blazers are pigs... they weigh a lot.

    Ken H.


    '86 K5 in parts
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    Rust free in Michigan!
     

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