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Winch Question?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Philly87, Apr 19, 2002.

  1. Philly87

    Philly87 1/2 ton status

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    Will an 8000 pound winch be enough for a K5? I'm not to sure about winches. Friend of mine wants about $300 for one that he says is almost like new. What do you guys think? Thanks in advance.

    Phil
     
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    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    I think that would be a bit small. Better than no winch but a bit small.
    I use a Warn HS9500i and so far it has worked out just fine.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    it is on the small side but that is a good price /forums/images/icons/smile.gif just make sure you have a few snatch blocks /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    depends on the 8000 winch. I personally think that the warn 8274-50 is the best electric winch out there for our uses. Blazingly fast, double lines at 16,000 pounds, and has 25' more cable. I think it's the most rugged and best design. But all the other 8000 winches I've seen wouldn't work long term on a heavy truck, imo.

    btw, if you get an 8274 for $300 it's a steal. If you dont buy it, let me know and I will. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    The general rule for winches is 1.5 times the weight of the vehicle with all tools, supplies, spare parts, gas, people, etc. counted in the vehicle weight. An 8000lb isn't bad, especially for the price offered, but stronger is better. I would buy it, use it, see what you think, and if you think it isn't enough then sell it for $300 and buy a Warn 9500 or better.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    For that price, I would jump on that like a rabid rat!! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    If you find that it's not "big" enough for your type of use, put it up on eBay and double what you paid for it. There's always a sucker on eBay. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  7. Philly87

    Philly87 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I know it's a WARN but I'm not sure about the part number. He says it's an older one but not sure how old. Are there any issues with that?

    Phil
     
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    I have a X8000i on myblazer and it never let me down and it worked great. Now I have the winch of the blazer on my 86 3/4 ton on 36. Its a tad to small but it gets the job done. See the winch in action <a target="_blank" href=http://www.community.webshots.com/user/k5blazerus>http://www.community.webshots.com/user/k5blazerus</a>
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    For $300 bucks I would do it. I have a 8000 pound winch and while I wish is was stronger, its strong enough that I dont pay for a larger one.
     

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