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Help choosing the right winch

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Nick54, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Jan 24, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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    Nick54

    Nick54 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What would be the correct size winch for my 2010 Tacoma DCLB V6? (8000, 9.5, 10000 or >) I think I read somewhere 1.5 times the vehicle weight (GVWR)
     
  2. Jan 24, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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    Box Rocket

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    8000 will be adequate. 9.5 would be great too. 10000 will be overkill. Most people do just fine with 8000.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    TacoIII

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    I have a warn M8000 and it works just fine.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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    Nick54

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    I'll probably shoot for the middle - thanks for the input.
     
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