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Winching Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by txfireman110, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. txfireman110

    txfireman110 1/2 ton status

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    Is a Warn 8000 enough for a K5 w/ 1ton axles and 38s. I was thinking /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif it would be if I had a snatch /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif block handy for those EXTRA sticky times.

    What do ya'll think????
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Ya, a snatchblock would help out nicely for those times you need extra pullin power! I have a Masterpull block that seem really stout and they're about $65... www.masterpull.com
     
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    i dont think you would be happy with that choice, 38's can create a lot of suction in soupy mud, and that 8k warn would just laugh at you
     
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    MM E-12000
     
  5. one ton burb

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    The 8000 would just not cut it. Go with a 9500 at least or 12000 would be even better.
     
  6. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    The 8000 would be better than no winch at all, but if you are looking to buy one new then get at least a 9500 or better, If I was buying over I would get the new 15000 Warn. Don't get me wrong the HS9500i I have now is a GREAT winch but I have been abale to stall it out /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.giftwice /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
  7. clubba68

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    That's cause you are H4rdc0r3 Burt! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. jekbrown

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    8000 is pretty minimal for a truck like you have.. a snatch block would help a lot, but double line pulls are hella slow. It'd be way better than no winch at all, no question about that. What kinda wheelin you do? if you're hardcore into mud boggin, save for the 12k pounder...

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