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Winch mounting

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MNorby, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Scored a REP 8000 winch so playing with its mounting. Clears the rad support by about a 1/4". The 12,5 t-max will require notching of the rad support though when I get one. Then this one will turn into a multi mount setup for the rear, tow rig, trailer.

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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Just be sure to mount it per the manufacturers instructions......

    Unlike my buddy Nate (barbastard) in this video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNg1jLUjhmc


    He sheared every mounting bolt. Should have mounted it with the feet facing forward instead of down, those 15K winches create a lot of force!!! :yikes:
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    according to the ramsey website it says to mount feet down and that is also how it was mounted on the trailer I got it off of.
     
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    So does my Warn 9.5K.

    I looked into/wanted to mount it feet forward but figured I best follow the destruction's. :dunno:

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    I have my M8000 mounted feet fwd, not a problem. On the warns, you take out all of the screws that hold the gear selector plate and gently lift up about 1/4" rotate to desired position and reinstall the bolts. Mine has been this was for 4 years now without incident.
     
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    Damn!

    In 30 years of offroading I have never seen something like that. I have also never seen anyone mount a winch any other way but feet down.
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    from what I understand most with built in selinoids (technical name escapes me right no) are feet down and most with a seperate box are feet forward but the ramsey website shows this one feet down and the one I will get to replace it (t-max 12,5) are both feet down and same 10x4.5" mounting so should basically be a bolt on swap, except having to trim the rad support for that bigger winch.
     
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    I'm going back and forth aboot getting a 9000lb. removable winch.

    What do you think?
     
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    removeable are nice, 2 friends run 12,5s on multi mounts (serious, serious mounts, winch and mount weighs 189 lbs) and they have receivers in the front and in the bed. My thought is on a trail I want to make forward progress and having it on a receiver in the front kills approach angle. When I get my 12,5 winch I'll make this into a multi though for rear use, trailer, use, etc because it is handy
     
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    Greg, who was the laughing chick in the video?

    Got any pics of her to put in the Pig Pen? :D
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    did it just shear the bolts or break any of the housing? A frined m8000 broke a leg off. It was mounted correctly but the cable got wound up on one side and pushed it away from the mount along with bent the tubes that hold the 2 winch halves together. I built him a collar that went around that side and had a mounting foot and is still working today.
     
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    That is RedChevyGirl on the NorCal site.....

    Don't think she's the type for doing PigPen photos but I'll let you ask her directly.
     
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    Never hurts to ask. Afterall, you never know what you can get by doing so.
     
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