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Ramsey winch

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by asdf, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Jul 16, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    asdf

    asdf [OP] Well-Known Member

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    im looking into buying a ramsey ep 8000#winch. has anyone had use with one of these and will 8000lbs be enough for my 1st gen acess cab?
     
  2. Jul 16, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    Fire931

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    no experience with that actual winch but an 8000 lbs would be just fine on a 1st gen. may i recommend the smittybuilt brand though. good winch and a great price!! several people i know are running them with no complaints.. i've got the 10k version on mine and love it....
     
  3. Jul 16, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    yea i've put mine under several big loads and it preformed flawlessly.... can't beat it for the price!
     
  4. Jul 16, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    :eek: What line did you go with?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    yeah and what is some reasonable prices...i think im going with the warn 12000 hydraulic and i'm hping to get it without the cable so i can buy line. do you have any info on ratings and prices maybe even some links?
     
  6. Jul 16, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    well i was going to ask around but evidently it just hooks into your powersteering pump. I am obviously not sold on the idea yet as i have some questions still. I may call Warn. I wondered if i was going to have to get a heftier pwersteering pump or if there is certain vehicles it works on. not sure. if it works it would be the way to go. not electrics to mess with and you can run it 24/7 without loss of productivity as long as the engine is running. they said on the site that ranchers use them a lot because of the constant use they need. IDK, what you think?
     
  7. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    that actually doesnt sound like a bad price.
     
  8. Jul 16, 2009 at 10:24 PM
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    I have a Ramsey Rep 8000 on my '08. It's on it's third vehicle in 12 years and still going strong.
     
  9. Jul 16, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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    Dang that synthetic line is expensive, I want to get one but hadnt every looked at prices.
     
  10. Jul 17, 2009 at 5:39 AM
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    well i've been completly happy with my smittybuilt so far.... used it in quite a few recoveries.. i'm running some amsteel blue synthetic cable and it was right around the same price as the winch...

    i'm getting ready to add one to the rear now also since i've got the bumper done, i plan on getting the exact same setup on the rear that i have on the front.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2009 at 6:08 AM
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    I have a 8000# ramsey on my jeep that was on my dad's 4runner, and his old scout. it will be on my taco soon. it has yet to fail and has been used MANY times! the only drawback is that they are slow.
    you can kinda see it here
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  12. Jul 17, 2009 at 6:12 AM
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  13. Jul 17, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    My winch is mounted on a Warn hitch mount. I have receivers both front & rear along with wiring jacks so the winch goes either end dependent on need.
     
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