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Winch questions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by outlaw612, Oct 4, 2001.

  1. outlaw612

    outlaw612 1/2 ton status

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    Id like to get a winch before winter. I need to know what size to get ( Im thinking 8000#?). Is there one manufacturer that is better, or one I should avoid? any info is appreciated.

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  2. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Most guys here will probably say Warn is the best, and I would agree 100%. I posted on this board yesterday a 9000 lb new Warn winch for sale here in Portland, OR. Check it out.........probably could get it for $500.

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  3. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    I was in the same spot last winter and I had a choice between Ramsey and Warn. Warn has the new line speed on a HS9500i but Ramsey has the Worm drive style. So I contacted both companys and Ramsey never returned any of my emails wile Warn sent me stickers &amp; pamphlets. Then I went to a local 4X shop that had open examples of both. The gears on the Ramsy looked stamped and the Warn looked more machined and precision type stuff.
    I bought Warn HS9500i and have used it several times for work and pulling rigs out.So far it's worked perfict!!
    Warn ROCKS!
    Oh and they say a winch should atleast be 1 1/2 times the wight of your rig.

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  4. elkboy

    elkboy 1/2 ton status

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    Warns service and warrenty is the best in the business. I don't think I have ever heard any negative comments on Warns customer service. I have a HS9500 and the line speed is great, no problems so far but the first real test will be this winter. For the cost difference, I would not go below a 9K for a K5.

    <font color=red> Elkboy </font color=red> 82 K5 fuel injected H.O.305, TH350/205, 14bolt/10bolt and 39.5 TSL's.
     
  5. k5blazerus

    k5blazerus 1/2 ton status

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    all I say is warn I have a 8000xi winch and never let me down. just ask jason AkA blue Beast.
    colin

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  6. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i have the warn xd9000i on a warn multi-mount and love mine if i had the money though i would get the hs9500i it has a high speed retrive i just got to good a deal on mine brand new $440[​IMG] i have pics of mine and the multi-mount in the album my blazer in the links below

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  7. michaelm

    michaelm 1/2 ton status

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    stamped worm drive gears??
    i wouldnt run a planetary winch. the stamped steel pieces that hold the planet gears look flimsy and the need for a brake(read wearing item) are 2 negatives.
     
  8. RedDwarf

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    They are probably drop-forged.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. michaelm

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    the main gear should be brass cant remember what the worm is, steel of some kind??
     
  10. Sparky87k5

    Sparky87k5 1/2 ton status

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    I've had 2 Warn winches and they both were GREAT. Warn's model 8274 is probably their best 8000# winch and is a real work horse. Great line speed and 150' of cable. I now run their 12,000# winch on my K5 and wouldn't be without it. 125' cable and pretty good line speed.

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