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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LAXandBLAZERS, Oct 31, 2002.

  1. LAXandBLAZERS

    LAXandBLAZERS 1/2 ton status

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    Is a 8000 winch enough for my /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif? Is was looking at the Ramsey 8000. would this be enough?
     
  2. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    no...9500 if you are 1 ton with only a small block, no top when you wheel and no tailgate.

    or that is what Bent & Twisted tells me /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  3. beater74

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    not really thats pushing it. i wouldn't go any smaller than a 9500 /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  4. laketex

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    The only 8000# that you'd want is an 8274, cause those things are TOUGH as nails and will pull a house.
     
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    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    If the choice is 8K or nothing I would rather have the 8K. If money is not the limiting factor buy something bigger like 10-12 K. I have a 9.5k on my K5, a 12K on my K30 and an 8K (warn 8274) on my Suburban. I've gotten UN-stuck a lot of times on a 4K hand winch /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    If you are talking about the RE series in the Ramsey 8000, then that would probably be enough IMO. Those are the worm gear drive, they have a slower line speed but can pull almost anything out of a bad situation /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Eric /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  7. LAXandBLAZERS

    LAXandBLAZERS 1/2 ton status

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    Im lookin at the REP 8000 /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    I seem to get by with my Warn 8000I. I would like something with a little bit better grunt though. It got a lot better when I went to a dual battery setup however.
     
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    8000 will work. You can always doubline and get 16,000 out of it.
    Personnaly for wheeling I really feel that line speed is important. I have been in a situation where I would have rolled if it had not been for the 8274 that was pulling me. I run a HS9500i. Not as fast as a 8274 but it's close.
     
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    i have a Warn 8000i that i picked up for $250 with a Roller, it has worked for me. But i have just used it when i was on an incline that i just did not want to push my 10 bolts with no lockers.
     
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    i have two bats as well, how do you have your set up wired? i was thinking about running a switched cable from one + to the other + for times that i run my winch or when i have to jump start myself.
     
  12. 69K5

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    i have a viking winch. its an old industrial winch. its only 8000 lb, but it has always worked for me. it has about 250 feet of 3/8 cable. its electric worm gear driven. pulls 9:1 i think it says.jjust get you a block and double it. keep in mind all mine is in mud and not up mountains like a lot of these people. mine will pick the blazer up in a tree though.

    my .02

    nathan
     
  13. LAXandBLAZERS

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    yeah all we do around here is mud also. Whats the best place to buy one? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Depends on the wheeling you do also. Rocks require less than mud. Mud creates A LOT of suction. I would hold off on the 8k myself.

    Ken H.
     
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    I run my alternator strait to a Battery isolator and then run the two wires to each battery. The second battery goes to stuff like radio, aux fan and stuff. I then ran a ford selenoid with some battery cables. If I need to jump myself, or need the extra power for whatever, I hit the switch. Seems to work out OK.
     

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