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Show us your winches (not your wives)

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by LoadedTaco, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Feb 14, 2013 at 6:13 AM
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    LoadedTaco

    LoadedTaco [OP] Kick A$$ Member

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    Okay I cannot find anything good on here about winches so fill this out and post pictures if you have them. I just bought a winch for my sweet new plate bumper and was curious what everyone else was running. This is not a pissing contest so review your winch and ask/answer questions.

    Brand:Warn
    Model:VR-10000s
    Load Capasity: 10,000 lbs
    Weight:64lbs
    Wire/Synthetic: Synthetic
    Fairlead:Black warn hawse
    Solenoid: Divorced
    Location of Solenoid: Not sure yet
    In cab switch: No
    Wireless Control:No
    Rating (1-10): Not sure haven't used mine yet.

    Post Pictures if you have them of Winch, Solenoid, Controls, and/or using it.

    Mine is getting hooked up in the next couple days but here are some general pictures of what it looks like.

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  2. Feb 14, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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    MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    Relocated Solenoid next to battery (custom battery tray)
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    I just got the solenoid done last month, so I haven't used it yet. But here is a picture of me using my old winch (Smittybilt XRC8)
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  3. Feb 14, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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    I ended up with a TJM Stealth 9000 based on Price $615, Lifetime Warranty, and because it comes with everything you need. External battery cut-off switch, both wired & wireless remote controls, fairlead, synthetic rope, mounting bolts, and nice long cables.

    Demello talking about the winch here - http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/4x4-off-road-tech/146629-tjm-stealth-winch.html#post2163661

    Info in this thread on warranty and controller - http://forum.ih8mud.com/vendor-marketplace/604831-tjm-stealth-winch.html

    Best price I could find $615 + shipping ($13 for me) - http://www.british4x4outfitters.com/TJM-Stealth-Series-Winch-9000lb-947US09PDS-P22866.aspx
     
  4. Feb 14, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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    LoadedTaco

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    I like that location!
     
  5. Feb 14, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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    MJonAgs32

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    thanks! I have pics of the battery tray I made in my sig
     
  6. Feb 14, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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    J88logue

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  7. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:05 PM
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  8. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:12 PM
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    :popcorn:

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    Can you ppl also included how much they paid.
     
  9. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket just trying to help

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    I like that. I think I may have found the winch I want.
     
  10. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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    Same here ^

    How is the longevity of this product anybody know?
     
  11. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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    Slimwood Shady

    Slimwood Shady I love your mom!

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    Smittybilt XRC8. Paid $100 shipped when I got my ARB bumper. I swapped out the line to Southeast Overland 3/8" Amsteel Blue line with an Excel Hook. Put the silinoid in a 4x4x4 electrical box under the hood and wired incab controls...






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  12. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    i like the place of your arb and winch solenoid :thumbsup:

    I cant do that cause my abs pump is right their.
     
  13. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:40 PM
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    colinb17

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    stock:
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    -standard corded remote
    -polished aluminum hawse

    upgrades/mods:
    -cleaned out factory grease and repacked with mobile 1 synthetic
    -greased and sealed the solenoid
    -in-cab controlls (12-volt guy spitch panel)
    -trashed the provided wire, and used 0-gauge marine grade wire
    -reinforced winch plate on bumper
    -reinforced frame where the bumper mounts
    -wireless controller coming soon

    Great winch overal, especially on the bang for your buck side of things. i've seen the xrc-8 and xrc-10 in action, and while the 8 works well, the 10 is much better suited for our trucks once you load them down with armor and other accessories/gear. well worth the extra money.

    it is pretty much a must to clean out and repack the gears with new grease. the grease that comes in the winch isn't necessarily bad, it's just WAY to heavy for this aplication. once you regrease, it freespool is much easier, and switching from engaged to frespool is much easier. i can only assume that it is easier on things while pulling as well.

    as for the wiring, what it comes with is ok, but that's it. i needed some extra length, for my mounting of the winch and solenoid, so since i had to get longer cable anyway, i figured now was the best time to upgrade. spent about $100 on marine grade cable and the needed fittings.

    cost breakdown:
    winch:$550
    wiring: $100
    switch:$45
    Total--$795

    I already had the grease for the gears, silicone and dielectric grease for the solenoid, and steels to reinforce the bumper and frame. those are all fairly low cost items though if you don't have them.

    parts and materials
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    stock vs upgrades wiring
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    Solenoid location
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    installed, with the hook in the daily driving and "i'm probably going to get stuck doing this" position
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    hich clearance hook stowage to protect against unwanted rubbage on high approach angle obstacles
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    cut some fuel line to protect against any abrasion between the rope and bumper
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    in-cab switch
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    installed
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  14. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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    i like the switch board.
     
  15. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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    colinb17

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  16. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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    Very clean looking install :thumbsup:
     
  17. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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  18. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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    i need whore on my bumper... i mean a winch :D
     
  19. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    Socalduckslayer

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    Warn 9.5 XP with Masterpull Synthetic.
    No in cab controls or anything fancy yet, still ttrying to get to that.
    Solenoid is behind the grille.
    Awesome winch, super strong and fast but it is hungry for the 12v juice.

    Pics taken with bumper off truck, cuz thats where it is right now.

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  20. Mar 3, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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