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Question before I buy a winch

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by ajviper7, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Oct 13, 2008 at 4:41 PM
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    ajviper7

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    Tomorrow I am going to order my winch setup for my truck. I am going with the Warn Trans4mer and a Warn M8000. My question is, with the added weight of the winch and the mount, will I need to re-level the front end to get it back up to factory height? I'm not looking to make it perfectly level, just how it was before the winch. If I do need to re-level, would a front set of Bilstein 5100's do the trick? Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Oct 13, 2008 at 4:43 PM
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    a set of 5100's may do the trick.....but i think they would wear out pretty quick with alot of weight. you may be better off and in the long run buying a set of ome coils that will give you extra height and accomodate for the extra weight. just my thoughts.:)
     
  3. Oct 13, 2008 at 6:43 PM
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    Thanks Tacomaman. Another question though, what is the difference between the M8000 12v and the M8000 24v? Thanks
     
  4. Oct 13, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    as far as winches go......honestly, im not sure.
     
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    The difference is one is driven by a single 12 volt battery and the other is powered by 2 batteries in series or on a heavier duty application where the powerplant runs on 24 volts. Stick with the 12 volt one and you'll be fine. I would recommend though to save a little weight go with some Amsteel synthetic line. The 5/16" 100 foot is $180 and will support up to 13,700lbs. If you go that route get an aluminum hawse fairlead for it.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2008 at 8:02 PM
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    Thanks Banshee! That helps a lot. I'll definately look into that synthetic line.:thumbsup:
     
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    The bad thing is a our rigs run on 12 volts and trying to rig up a 24 volt system to power a 24 volt winch would be a task. You would have to isolate the entire vehicles electrical system before to applied power to the winch.

    Melt normal synthetic line? Where did you read that? I'll stick by this guys testimonial to Amsteel.
     
  8. Oct 14, 2008 at 1:09 PM
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    I went down today to get a quote on the trans4mer and the M8000. The place I went to quoted out the door at $2100 with labor. Does this seem a little expensive or is it about right?
     
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