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rear mounted winch?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Nitronick, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Dec 10, 2011 at 1:36 AM
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    Nitronick

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    anyone out there running a rear mounted winch? i have a front one 12k but yestarday i got a killer deal on a 6k atv winch and plan on mounting it in the rear. just curious if any of you guys out there have done it. Cant pass up 30 bucks for a 200 dollar winch with the best warranty ever!
     
  2. Dec 10, 2011 at 1:48 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    i would not. i think 6k is a little to small! most the time i think you want 3x what the thing you are mounting it on weighs.


    edit: we have a 3k warn on are rhino that weighs 1200. and they say do not go any smaller for the rhino.
     
  3. Dec 10, 2011 at 1:53 AM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    Seen lots of rear mounted ones, but i would go bigger.

    Although, I would buy that winch anyway... just cause of the deal. Haha
     
  4. Dec 10, 2011 at 2:19 AM
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    I have a 3k winch mounted to a removable reciver hitch although i just use it to pull the hides off of deer. I picked the insert from harbour freight it fits a 2in. style reciver
     
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    A buddy of mine like to wheel. He has a removable winch with front and back receivers and complete wiring. Plug and play. Has a custom floor mount to secure it while in motion. Definitely is the way to go if you can do it. Saves a lot of headaches trying to turn around and reposition to help or to get out of places.
     
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  7. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    im pretty sure that the 3k part is wrong.lol because if that was the case then we would need a 15k winch for out tiny little 5k trucks.lol.
    i think i once heard the rule was 1.5x your gross weight of the vehicle.
    i 6k should be fine, i always used a 4k comeolong for my truck till i got my winch, and it worked great. also i could always use a snatch block..
     
  8. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    This.

    1st- it is 1.5x, not 3. And as you said, you can use a snatch block.

    2nd- even though it is on the small side, if you're so badly stuck that you can't winch out from the front, and there's no one behind you to yank you out, you're better off with that winch than no winch at all.

    And who cares if you burn up a $30 dollar winch anyways?

    Get a cradle from harbor freight, they're cheap.
     
  9. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    TacoMX

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    You could probably use a 6k winch without any problems as long as you use a snatch block and dont use it in really heavy mud and other recovery positions. Although technically w/ a snatch block you double your pulling power, so you should be fine.

    You also said you already have a 12k front mounted winch, so that will take care of any hardcore recovery you need to take care of.
     
  10. Dec 10, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    i think im just gonna permanently mount it underneath because i really dont want to deal with the cradle and such, and since i have a wireless remote for the front, ill just switch it out for the rear one.

    yea 30 bucks is no big deal. its one of the badlands winches from harbor freight. I went in yesterday and talked to the lady about the warranty on it and see told me i could blow it up with dynamite and still bring it back and get a new one and then it would renew my warranty. So pretty much its the best warranty around for a winch. always get a new winch no matter what!
     
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