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Winch question...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BillR, May 27, 2000.

  1. BillR

    BillR 1/2 ton status

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    I've been looking at winches and I'm wondering if an 8000lb Ramsey is enough for a K5. I heard that 1 1/2 times the weight of the truck would do it, and that's about the size of the winch's power. I also know about using a pulley as a doubler for the line. Let me know what you guys think...

    Blazin' in Flagstaff
     
  2. James90

    James90 1/2 ton status

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    I have a friend that has an 8000 warn and he can and has pulled him self to hell and back. But I dont have one yet I wont to get a warn 9500ix and put it on a resiver mount.

    [​IMG]Go prepared
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  3. chevy4x4

    chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    i'd recommend a 9000 or a 10000
    leave the 8000 for the jeeps
     
  4. Corey-88K5

    Corey-88K5 1/2 ton status

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    Keep this in mind. The winches are rated at the last wrap on the drum. What are you going to do if your only 20' away from your anchor point and quite stuck? Well your stuck. Call either my self or one of the others with a 95i or shawn and his 12000.

    Go big or you'll regret it...

    Corey
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  5. coopertwpk

    coopertwpk 1/2 ton status

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    actually I would use a warn the warrenty and help is great compared to what ive heard about ramsey .
     
  6. Corey-88K5

    Corey-88K5 1/2 ton status

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    coopertwpk,

    You speak wisely o great one...

    The fact that Warn's customer service & the products were top quality was what set me on the warn track. I have no regrets and will continue to use warn on all my products.

    Corey
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  7. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Actually, I'd use a snatch block in that situation.

    On another note, what do yall guys have against superwinch? I have an opportunity to pick up that line at work. They seem to be built well and their load ratings are more real than the competition. (working load instead of stall speed)

    Tell me all the war stories.

    Bryan

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  8. K5 NUTT

    K5 NUTT 1/2 ton status

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    Bill...my 79 sports a WARN 10K up front...no problems at all!!!


    AZBLAZER

    1979 K5
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  9. '73 K5

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    It sounds like everyone agrees that "more is better" in this situation. That is probably true, but hear me out. I read a story once about a guy with a Heep that thought "more is better" and he put something like a 9,000 lb winch on it. A few months later when he was trying to winch somebody out, he ended up pulling the frame apart. He said if he would've stuck with a smaller winch, it never would have damaged his truck. I doubt a 10k or 12k winch would damage a Blazer like this, but I'd steer clear of hooking up a 20k PTO winch just because it was huge.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
  10. Corey-88K5

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    As far as Superwinch, I think they look like poor quality.

    As far as the guy who ripped his chassis apart. You should really only use your winch on either your self OR smaller vehicles. If you try and pull something larger than what your chassis can support ofcourse you are going to destroy your truck.

    Keep in mind, these chassis were never designed with a winch in mind. If they were, they would be factory options.

    GO BIG!!!

    COrey
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