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M8000

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SilverSeven, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Apr 27, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    SilverSeven

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    My truck is around 5000 lbs.. (rounding up) I know its reccomended to have a winch capable of twice your vehicle weight. However the M8000 is a proven winch and its relatively cheap.

    Do you think I could get away with this winch with my truck? or should i go 9.5

    thanks
     
  2. Apr 27, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    oh yeah i forgot.. tacomaworld aint about the tech
     
  3. Apr 27, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    FlawedXJ

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    I would say go ahead and go with the 9.5. Better safe than sorry, and with a winch, safety and reliability would be the number one deciding factors, and as you know, its better safe than sorry.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    OU812

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    Vehicle weight multiplied by 1.5. In your case 7500lbs approx. But this does not take into consideration slope angle and other factors involved in getting unstuck. My old truck had a Warn 8000 and I carried extra lines, snatch blocks and a host of rigging equipment on board.

    Just be safe and get the larger one. :cool:
     
  5. Apr 27, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    The M8000 will be perfect for your truck..
    I had an M8000 on my 2000 Ford F150 and it pulled it like nothing.
    These are powerhouse winches.. Beleive me, unless your regularly pulling your truck up a tree, you wont need bigger than the M8000..

    go for it bud,
     
  6. Apr 27, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    chris4x4

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    When my 2000 was stuck in mud, we broke a 25,000 lb strap. The weight rateing on a winch is a drag weight. It doesnt mean it will pull a 5000 lb truck out of mud with no issues. It could take much more depending what your stuck in. Go with the 9.5.
     
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