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Winch Location

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DwarF, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. DwarF

    DwarF 1/2 ton status

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    On the k5, it looks like there is enough room between the front frame rails to put the winch low, and inside the frame rails. Then the bumper can cost you very little approach. Has anyone seen a winch mounted inside the front clip like this? Under the core support, between the frame rails?
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Peterson's is doing a thing on an M1008 they got. This month's article shows a winch mounted that way under and behind the stock bumper...almost completely hidden.

    Red Blazer on the cover.

    Rene
     
  3. 84gmcjimmy

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    How long goes it say for the retailer to display for? I went to get the May issue and they didn't have it yet. grrr...
     
  4. heavy4x4

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    DP_90K5.

    He's done this with his winch/K5.
     
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    I was told that you should put a cross member in the front of the frame and box the front of the frame as well on the Blazers. Any truth to this or is it overkill?
     
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    MY winch is really hidden. It's mounted in a box in some warehouse! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
  7. TruckNutzDude

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    [ QUOTE ]
    MY winch is really hidden. It's mounted in a box in some warehouse! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

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    Mine Too!!! /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
  8. heavy4x4

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I was told that you should put a cross member in the front of the frame and box the front of the frame as well on the Blazers. Any truth to this or is it overkill?

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    It's not a bad idea. GM straight-axle trucks are plagued with cracked frames at the steering box. These cracks are the result of frame flex, so anything you can do to limit the amount the frame flexes up near the steering box will help out. The most common fixes are a weld-in reinforcement plate and a bracket which triangulates the frame...both available from www.offroaddesign.com
     
  9. m j

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    mine is under the bed between the frame rails
    the remote plug is in the ps bed pillar inside the box facing forward
    I wired the remote by pulling the taillight
    the remote reaches through the sliding window for 1 man operation
    keeps weight as far rearward as possible
    thick plate bulkhead welded between framerails
    I am moving the solenoid pak to a more accessable location though as the framerail is a PITA to get to when you have problems with it
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    MY winch is really hidden. It's mounted in a box in some warehouse! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

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    /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Are you running front and rear or just rear? WHat type? Who have they been?
     
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    DP_90K5 should be boxing mine up along with front/rear bumpers plus sliders and shipping them to me. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Like a little kid waiting for Christmas to come.
     
  13. m j

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    just rear
    my truck feels way to front heavy to add anything up there
    it is an old winch made by Beaver
    dedicated deep cycle feeding it with good cabling
    I may move the battery back beside the winch or I may convert it to hydraulic
     
  14. HarryH3

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    it is an old winch made by Beaver

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    Uh oh! Here come the beaver oil jokes! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    That's only if he converts to hydraulic
     
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    well, mine is not under the core support, but is set way back to not loose anymore approach angle than absolutly necessary...

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  17. Resurrection_Joe

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    Have any cooling problems with that?
     
  18. Poohbair

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    Not at all, I am running a dual speed electric fan out of a Taurus w/ a 3.8
    The only time I have any cooling problems is when I forget to turn it on!!
     
  19. rvreddog

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    I mounted mine like that after banging it on the rocks a few times. Right now the winch is flush with the grill,but I`m gonna move it back so the roller is flush. A word of warning,when you do this clock the switch (lever) on your winch. It`s a tight clearance in there and a new housing end will cost around 75.00. The voice of experiance.
     
  20. DPI

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    Plenty of room down between the rails. Here's a pic of Stomper's new front. This one has an RE12000 mounted between the rails. I also fabbed one that mounts a Patriot 15000 between the rails.
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    Here's a couple looks at the mount for the RE12000.

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