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6000lb warn winch enough?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by yotanation29, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Jun 17, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    yotanation29

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    is a 6000lb warn winch good enough to get me out of trouble if i get stuck? a friend is selling his but hes got a jeep and i know my taco is a lil heavier, esp with that 4.7 v8 installed ;)
     
  2. Jun 17, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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    I am by no mean an expert, but what I read in my search for a winch all information I found said you need to have at least 1.5x the vehicles weight.
     
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    8000# min.
     
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    Don't think 6000 is gonna get it buddy. Minimum I would go would be 8000, and that's minimum. You have to think that if the truck is going uphill then you have even more of a load stressing the winch and it is going to need even more power to pull the truck.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    typically you want you winch to be able to pull twice the weight of what you are pulling. also, whats this about a V8 Tacoma? Pics??
     
  6. Jun 17, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    Yep..8,000 minimum.i had an 8k on my old 4runner, pulled it like a champ..if you look you can find brand new ones for around $500..my milemarker was buy one get one free..when i bought my 8k, they sent me a 2,000# for free so i have a brand new 2000# winch sitting in a box still
     

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