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Winch size?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddin4fun, Mar 14, 2001.

  1. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    What is a good way to figure out how big of a winch you need?

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  2. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    imho i wouldnt go with anything less than a 9000lb a 9500 or a 1200 would be best 4 our rigs

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  3. achuskies69

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    <font color=green> you want to go with a winch that is double your vehicle weight, and a 9000 or 9500 lb winch should cover that.

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  4. BlazerGuy

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    The rule of thumb is 1 1/2 times the weight of the vehicle with passengers, gear and the suction of the mud. I'd just say 2 times the weight of the vehicle

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  5. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    And I would *still* get a snatch block...

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  6. Chaz88K5

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    ah a new warn 15000 should cover it fine i think...no wait...i know it will with some power to spare

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  7. kenbrown

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    ive been using a warn x8000i and i tell you i have been stuck in snow to where the tires were no longer visable, and winched that sucker over 400 yards up a hill. it works awesome. ive also used it in moab twice to get over some step sh!t. any way.... just my opinion.

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