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Winch to control rear axle with air shocks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 8_YOUR_H2, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    I am finishing up my rig and think I would like a winch to control the rear end from unloading instead of a limiting strap. I was thinking about using a 2500 pound ATV winch but a friend tells me that I need a hoist winch because of it's better braking system. I am having a hard time finding a 12 volt hoist winch that is weatherproof.

    I realize this is a bit out of the norm but if anyone has any helpfull info I would appreciate it.
     
  2. miniwally

    miniwally 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I would use a center limit strap myself, I have the coilovers and don't ever feel like I need a rear strap or winch.
    I use my winch on the front all of the time, it works well.

    Use the atv winch if you are going to try it. I think that is all the comp guys used for years.
     
  3. 8_YOUR_H2

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    I might try that first. A $10 piece of log chain might work, and look ghetto. Win-win for me.
     

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