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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Brady, Feb 12, 2001.

  1. Brady

    Brady 1/2 ton status

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    I am going to order a Ramsey 9500 Platnium.Anyone have any opinions about this winch.Brady

    '73Beautiful Disaster <A target="_blank" HREF=http://beautifuldisaster.coloradok5.com>http://beautifuldisaster.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  2. elkboy

    elkboy 1/2 ton status

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    I just bought a Warn HS9500, mostly because they are made near where I live. I Checked out the specs on the Ramsey and they look pretty close to Warn. If the Ramsey was made near here I wouldn't hesitate to buy one based on what I know. The 9500 should have plenty of pull for a full-size and you can never have too much. I think the best price I found was on www.harborfreight.com, and if your looking for a multi mount look at www.reesehitch.com. I'm ordering the Reese because it's about $140 less than the same warn kit and I can move it from my blazer to my tow rig .

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  3. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I have the HS9500i and I really like it!

    Mike [​IMG]
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  4. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    I too just got a Warn HS9500i and I ran it on Sunday to tighten up the coils. I haven't used it yet in the real world but it sure is a smooth sucker!!
    When I was in the market I had the opertunity to see the gears used in a Ramsey compared toi the Warn and Warn's stuff just siply looks better. I know that looks aren't everything but the Warn just seamed to be better engineered or machined! Plus Warn has Great customer service. When I tried to conact Ramsey, for over a week of tring to contact them, Ramsey never got back to me with my questions so I bought Warn instead......
    Good Luck

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  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Warn sponsors a lot of off-road events. I never see Ramsey show up at them, so I plan to buy a Warn. They support me, I support them. They're also VERY involved in the various lobbying groups that are trying to keep the trails open for all of us.

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
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  6. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Heard about the Ramsey Platnium 9000? Yes, I've seen a member of my club burn up two of them in less than a year. He drives a 72 K-10. I think I'll stick with Warn.

    Jim '80 GMC
    Freedom First!
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  7. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Whats the diff between the "hawse" and a "roller"?

    Will work for beer, parts and tools.
    90 Jimi,350/700R4/241/10bolts/4.10's/33's/4"
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  8. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Haws is a flat beveled pice of steel. Roller is just that it has 4 rollers to keep the cable from being damaged when winchin at an angle.

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  9. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    He blew another I hear Big J...that's 3 in 12 months. This is the one that suposidly was fixed......get the Warn.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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  10. SlyDog

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    And the winner is . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warn!

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  11. Corey-88K5

    Corey-88K5 1/2 ton status

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    I got the HS95i less then 2 weeks after it was released to the public. Let me tell you, this winch will pull! I am amazed at how durable it is, and how well it pulls. This little bugger has never let me down, and it is used almost ever time we go out. I depend on this winch, and would not hesitate to depend on it again. If I ever need another winch, it will be Warn, any product that warn offers & I need, it will be purchased from a ward distributor. All in all, warn rules. Never fails and works flawlessly.

    If you want to see pic's of the 95i in action check out : <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/Baja/Trails/7252/photoalbum/photos.htm>http://www.geocities.com/Baja/Trails/7252/photoalbum/photos.htm</A>

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  12. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    OK here is a shot of mine FINNALLY mounted
    [image]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1479942&a=11146039&p=40943835[/image]
    and another
    [image]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1479942&a=11146039&p=40943844[/image]

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  13. BlazerGuy

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    http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1479942&a=11146039&p=40943844

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    "Never step in anything soft."
     
  14. Burt4x4

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    Thanks, I don't know why my pics are not working I checked and rechecked and it looks like I'm doing the [image][/image] right???

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  15. rocko

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    Put this in front and rear of the Http: address..to make your links clickable.
    Front : {url} Rear {/url} but use brackets[ ] in place of the { and }
    I haven't figured out how to ad a picture to the post yet.. just know how to make links clickable..
    Nice rig Burt.. clean front bumper and nice winch..

    It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by rocko on 02/14/01 08:54 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  16. kpanza

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    I can vouch for the Ramsey 9000 Platinum being a good winch. I have used mine for about two years now, but the last trip I went on (that Big Bear Snow Run that a lot of you saw on here!) it fried on me! I just got it in to the Ramsey Service Center for Southern Cal (4 WEST) last night, and the guy said that he sees 90% Ramsey repairs, 10% Warn...lucky me. I guess the solenoids that Ramsey uses are pretty prone to failure, which ticked me off. I got the winch from a friend for a steal, it was still new. Now, the last two years I have used it, it has been an excellent winch. It has great power, is fast and always got me out of my troubles or anyone else I helped. BUT, I am thinking about selling it before I have more problems. I just hate to have to buy a new Warn 9500 for close to a grand!! Ouch...

    Anyway, when it worked, it was a great winch...but the more I hear from people that work on them, Warn is making a superior winch, and that is what I will be buying in the future...
     
  17. James90

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    have you guys seen the new warn M15000?

    I thank that is the one for me.

    [​IMG]Hail To The King

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  18. Gandolf

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    Rocko, to put a picture in the post, you do it the same way as a link, except substitute the word "image" for "url". In between the brackets put the Addy for the Pic. Just right click on the picture you want to post, click on properties at the bottom, then copy and paste the address (http.....) Clear as mud, right?

    '89 K5 Silverado..."You can’t have a real adventure, unless the outcome is truly uncertain".
     
  19. Brians 60s

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    Having owned and operated both ramsey and warn I can definately say to BUY THE WARN. It is not that Ramsey makes
    a horrible winch, It is just that Warn makes a much better one.
    I live only 2 1/2 hours away from Warn and I have seen there
    plant and know people who work there. (No I can't score you
    a deal) There customer service is second to none. In 10 years
    I have had only 2 problems with warn products and both times, even out of the warranty period, Warn fixed them free
    of charge. You hardly ever see that kind of service anymore.

    "IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN STUCK.....YOU'VE NEVER BEEN WHEELIN"!!!
     
  20. Highlander

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    Hey Brady, Have you givin any thought to the 10500lbs Mile Marker Hydraulic Winch? Mepco is selling them for 769.00 and the Ramsey for 749.00 the ad is in the new 4wheel drive & sport utility on page 49. I've had a warn 8724 on my land crusier it never let me down but to buy a new one, i've looked at both the ramsey 9500 with that 4.8 motor does look good as does the hyd of mile marker. Now that i've seen the other posts i'll most likely go with Mile marker.

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