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Colorado B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by Kappes03, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Aug 11, 2017 at 7:40 AM
    Wishbone Runner

    Wishbone Runner Because 4R

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    lobsterbait The Wall

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    Just a couple things
     
  3. Aug 11, 2017 at 7:43 AM
    Gramps

    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

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    Wishbone Runner

    Wishbone Runner Because 4R

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    Never heard a peep from them.
     
  5. Aug 11, 2017 at 7:50 AM
    Gramps

    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

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    Good to know! :thumbsup:
     
  6. Aug 11, 2017 at 8:21 AM
    kashtyaatsi

    kashtyaatsi Owns a Dodge Now

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    Got the ebc yellows, with slotted and dimpled rotors. They're good, but not sure they're worth the money. We'll see how long they hold up. Only had them about 10K.
     
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  7. Aug 11, 2017 at 8:41 AM
    CharlieCafe

    CharlieCafe No Mas MTB (formerly iRideMTB)

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  8. Aug 11, 2017 at 10:26 AM
    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    I don't have a clue. I was worried they may retain mud and debris but turns out they don't. The slotted I wanted so they would kick out the small rocks more easily and they actually work.
    The original blanks would squeal for days after a water crossing. These squeak for a few feet and the debris is gone.
     
  9. Aug 11, 2017 at 12:53 PM
    CharlieCafe

    CharlieCafe No Mas MTB (formerly iRideMTB)

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  10. Aug 11, 2017 at 1:11 PM
    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    *Sledpro
    *Slippro
    :rofl:
     
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  11. Aug 11, 2017 at 1:21 PM
    mountainmonkey

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    I'm looking on recommendations for a winch. It probably wont get nearly as much use as some of you use yours, but I would like it to be reliable for when I need it. I'm looking for something with a 9-10k capacity and will probably opt for the synthetic line. It will be mounted in a pelfreybilt steel bumper on a 2nd gen. I dont want something super cheap and I dont need a top of the line winch either. Thanks in advance for your recommendations!
     
  12. Aug 11, 2017 at 1:23 PM
    tacot0wn

    tacot0wn Mia San Mia

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    I 2nd this. I'm looking for a winch with the exact same specs except my bumper is the hybrid & not plate.
    Thanks!
     
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  13. Aug 11, 2017 at 1:37 PM
    CharlieCafe

    CharlieCafe No Mas MTB (formerly iRideMTB)

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    You know you want two sets :burp:
     
  14. Aug 11, 2017 at 1:52 PM
    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    Warn.
     
  15. Aug 11, 2017 at 3:03 PM
    Gramps

    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

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    Yeah that's why I went slotted only with StopTech. I know cross drilled typically will fill with dirt and mudd. Although I avoid mudd whenever I can. :D

    Now I am going to have to do some research to see why the dimples. My only guess would be that they help the slots by letting gas escape or debris escape. Who knows.
     
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  16. Aug 11, 2017 at 3:04 PM
    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    On the subject of which winch is best...there are some important factors to take into consideration. Not all the Warn lineup of winches are worth buying. Their current flagship, I would avoid. Here is why.

    There is much more to a winch than a motor, gears, drum and line.
    There is also the controls. These above all else should be carefully considered when purchasing a winch.

    First let's talk the drive gear.
    There are 3 types.
    Worm, spur and planetary.
    Worm drive winches have the strongest pull with the least amount of brake needed. Meaning, worm drives need to be driven by the worm. A gear cannot drive a worm.
    So that means they actually have the best inherit brake system, meaning they really need a minimal brake.
    There is currently only one winch on the market that uses a worm drive and that is one of the older Warn versions.

    Spur drive. The absolute cheapest way to drive a winch. You'll find this kind of drive on only the cheapest of winches. They require that the winch be equipped with the strongest possible brake system and that can in turn be prone to failure, and over heating.

    Planetary drive.
    The most common and rests right between the spur and worm drives.
    Most of today's winches are planetary. My old Warn, over 20 years now, uses this type of drive. It has never failed me.

    Ok, now the controls.
    I used to have a Smittybilt 8000lb on the Tacoma. It worked ok, was kind of slow, and didn't really hold up well to the elements as far as cosmetics. But the worst part of it was the hand controls.
    One day I was testing snow depth, really just screwing off. Got the truck stuck.
    pulled the line, plugged in the hand controls, and the damn thing fell apart in my hand.
    As you know, I wheel alone often. That was a fucking scary ass moment in the waning hours of the day as I'm trying to put that carp back together and get the hell out of there. Eventually I got the contacts and button back in place, after digging in the snow for a few of the pieces, and got out.
    That was the moment when I decided that the Warn on the Scout was going on the Tacoma. Sold the Smittybilt and will never buy one again.

    The controller on my old Warn is original from when I bought it. It's heavily constructed uses a quality steel toggle switch and has no plastic internals. It's also waterproof in case you drop it in the water.

    There is a disturbing trend among manufactures lately to use "wireless" controls.
    That's fuckin great until the battery goes dead. Then the winch no worky.
    You could keep extra batteries, and maybe after a year in the console going through freeze/heat cycles, they might actually still work when you need them.

    If the winch you choose has a wireless system, make sure that it also has the ability to use a hardwired controller as well when the electronics fail.

    The construction of the control plug is important too, it must be robust in appearance and construction or you will eventually bend or break off one of the contact pins. This sucks and the winch no worky.

    As far as claims of being waterproof, they all are. if your winch comes with a cover and the manufacturer recommends that you keep it covered, send it back. Again, that venerable Warn has lived it's entire life outside in every kind of weather element imaginable. I opened it up before I installed it on the Tacoma. Still looked new on the inside.
    Warn winch refresh
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/bretts-average-build-thread.305098/page-18#post-10489864


    I know, tl, dr.
     
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  17. Aug 11, 2017 at 3:06 PM
    Gramps

    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

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    ComeUp Winch.

    Edit: Brett's advice in the above post in on spot except the waterproof part. I have opened up cheap Smittybilt winches that are full of rust and slimy grease from water penetration. I have seen this in 1 warn winch too.

    I am not gonna tout Come Up over Warn or Superwinch or any other but I will say QUALITY is the key to longevity.
     
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  18. Aug 11, 2017 at 3:20 PM
    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    I think we can both agree that Smittybilt should drop the M and go with the H.:D
     
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  19. Aug 11, 2017 at 3:26 PM
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    I've run Warn on all of my rigs, one old Smittybilt. I had one out of 6 Warn winches let me down and the one Smittybilt do the same.

    The failures:

    The Warn is not water proof but does have a drain hole, that hole plugged up and water was allowed to sit in the motor and rust up the contacts. I could have possibly done a ghetto trail repair to get it running again. It was a 9.5xp, motor replacement (from Warn) and re-grease and it worked like new.

    The Smittybilt blew up the engagement hub, possibly because the engagement lever never felt like it had a solid lock in. They didn't offer repair parts and I was out of warranty for that failure (by what they said). There would have been no trail side repair on this failure as it cracked the outer case also.

    I like Warn because of product support. I was able to re-new a winch built in 1987 that was on my old 83 pickup with new-off the shelf parts 4 years ago. They sent me the paper manuals needed for repair and help me decode what year it was built.

    I'm currently running a 9.5ti with Synthetic Rope. It is showing age and could use a re-paint. Works great.
     
  20. Aug 11, 2017 at 3:30 PM
    Gramps

    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

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    Yes, yes we do agree on that.

    Others to be wary of:

    ENGO
    Harbor Freight - I know that a few on here have had awesome success with an HF winch. But they are disposable. No parts available and when you are screwed, you are screwed big.
     
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