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Winch stuff? help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    New to winches so what should I be looking for? Just want a winch on the K5.
     
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    reeser 1/2 ton status

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    buy a used warn 8274, its the best winch ever.
     
  3. Hossbaby50

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    You are looking for a winch that is rated to pull 1.5 times the weight of your truck (or better) with everything you take wheeling with you in it. Tools, people, gas, parts, spare tire, etc. In my opinion you should buy the most winch that you can afford, and buy a winch that is more then what you think you will need. If you think 8000lb is enough buy a 9K.

    I put a 12k Warn on my truck, but I got a sweet deal on mine so I couldn't pass it up. I think that a 9K or better is what a K5 should see unless you have lightened it alot. The only exception to this rule is the Warn 8274. It is rated at 8K but it should meet most offroad duties, except maybe extreme mud, and hardcore rocks with a heavy rig. It has 150ft. of cable so you can double line it very easily and have 16K pull power.
     
  4. clubba68

    clubba68 1/2 ton status

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    I just bought my MileMarker 12000lb Electric from 4WPW for $599. Pretty inexpensive and has a lot of the nice features.
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    heres a few things to rember
    flat ground it will take a winch that has equal pull to your wieght
    if your axle deep in muck it incresses to 150% of pull to weight
    then if your frame deep you need 300% pull compared to weight.
    and up hill it all depends on the grade, but whith a winch that can pull 300% more than your truck wieghs you will be able to drag it up a cliff. That said for most off road stuff youll only need one whith that can pull your truck then half again, so a 9,000lbs winch should be good for the average trail fairing K-5, but i would definetly get a snatch black as well.
     
  6. 84_Chevy_K10

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I just bought my MileMarker 12000lb Electric from 4WPW for $599. Pretty inexpensive and has a lot of the nice features.
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    Me too, just recieved mine today.
     
  7. sled_dog

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I just bought my MileMarker 12000lb Electric from 4WPW for $599. Pretty inexpensive and has a lot of the nice features.
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    [/ QUOTE ] Sounds like thats my winch, with a snatch block and good recovery setup I should be good to go.
     
  8. four_by_ken

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    I like it when you are frame deep and going uphill.
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    Ken H.


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    heres a few things to rember
    flat ground it will take a winch that has equal pull to your wieght
    if your axle deep in muck it incresses to 150% of pull to weight
    then if your frame deep you need 300% pull compared to weight.
    and up hill it all depends on the grade, but whith a winch that can pull 300% more than your truck wieghs you will be able to drag it up a cliff. That said for most off road stuff youll only need one whith that can pull your truck then half again, so a 9,000lbs winch should be good for the average trail fairing K-5, but i would definetly get a snatch black as well.

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  9. Resurrection_Joe

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    Hey I did as well. Mine will be here tomorrow. What si your impression of it?

    The only bad thign I have heard about it is that is has no braking when freespooling so it can rats nest.
     
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    If 55Willy would build my damn bumpers faster I could try it out. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  11. clubba68

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    [ QUOTE ]
    heres a few things to rember
    flat ground it will take a winch that has equal pull to your wieght
    if your axle deep in muck it incresses to 150% of pull to weight
    then if your frame deep you need 300% pull compared to weight.
    and up hill it all depends on the grade, but whith a winch that can pull 300% more than your truck wieghs you will be able to drag it up a cliff. That said for most off road stuff youll only need one whith that can pull your truck then half again, so a 9,000lbs winch should be good for the average trail fairing K-5, but i would definetly get a snatch black as well.

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    Good info, but your percentages are off. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
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  12. Resurrection_Joe

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    I got mine hooked up today, works great as far as I can tell, sitting on the end of my truck and spooling in and out with no load.

    VRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     

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