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My New Winch/Recovery Setup

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by brutalguyracing, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Jul 5, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    brutalguyracing

    brutalguyracing [OP] BIG DADDY

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    just made/installed my new winch setup
    its an xrc8 mounted on a portable winch cradle
    and i store it inside the bed
    i have 24 foot removable power leads
    i have ordered a front mounted hidden hitch to be installed in 14 weeks
    i have a grade 5/8" grade 8 bolt holding the cradle in

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  2. Jul 5, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    Snipe

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    Have you thought of using a locking hitch pin when it is in the bed storage receiver?
    Might be a little more secure against theft
     
  3. Jul 5, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    my security system is a 45.
    there is no crime here in N.Y.C anyway
     
  4. Jul 5, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    Nice set-up:thumbsup:
     
  5. Jul 5, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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  6. Jul 6, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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  7. Jul 8, 2010 at 7:07 AM
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    Barnone

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    brutal,
    Nice set up with all that equipment.
    I had a similar winch on my Dodge 4x4 diesel with front receiver mount but just used jumper cable type clamps and long cables to move it from the front or rear as needed. Never got around to doing it your way since I didn't use it much but it did save my ass and others a few times.
     
  8. Jul 8, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    Get some synthetic rope, you'll be much happier!!

    (Amsteel blue)
     
  9. Jul 20, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    dam i was going to get that as part of the package but i cheaped out
     
  10. Jun 7, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Did you ever get the front mount hitch done ? is it in the bumper or on the bottom. I am looking to do this.
     
  11. Jun 7, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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  12. Jun 7, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    I would be careful with that... i thought that those two bumper supports were made of aluminum, and the bolts holding them on are less than grade 5...
     
  13. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO

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    I'm considering that same winch, how do you like it so far?
     
  14. Jun 7, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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    I had a XRC8 for all most three years. It never let me or my friends down. It's a good starter Winch!:D

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  15. Jun 7, 2011 at 11:32 PM
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    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO

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    Daayyyuum!!! looks like I'm sold...
     
  16. Jun 8, 2011 at 3:38 AM
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    this^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    great winch
     
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