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Show us your winches (not your wives)

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

  1. May 14, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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    Okay I will do that. Thank you
     
  2. May 14, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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    Hey ant would you recommend the winch you have??
     
  3. May 14, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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    Which one would you say is better as far as durability the M8000 or the VR8000?
     
  4. May 14, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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    So i was thinking of maybe Doing a bumper like this putting
    Putting either this winch
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    What do you guys think?
     
  5. May 14, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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    That's the only other reason I was thinking about going with the smittybilt X20 because it is a sealed unit which I like and I don't know how many plunges into a mud hole the M8000 can handle. But I like the overall durability and reliability of the Warn.
     
  6. May 14, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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    TJM Stealth 9k here. No good pics of it though, just this one. Havent got the chance to use it yet.
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  7. May 14, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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    I have the VR 10,000-s and I have used it a couple of times so far. I haven't had any issues. I chose the VR because it was less money, but it was still a warn. I figure if it is backed by a lifetime warranty then I shouldn't worry too much.
     
  8. May 14, 2013 at 12:35 PM
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    OH SNAP!!!! SO many bushes!!!! Trail rash for the Baja AHHHHHHHHHH



    You may not know but I have an issue with bushes and my truck :) Cant wait to get a winch and a nice plate bumper to install it in. Wonder who makes those...
     
  9. May 14, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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    I have a lovely pinstripe down the whole side of my truck. I used the wrong rubbing compound on it and made it a little worse. Now it looks like dull spots and a pin stripe. They will be able to be buffed out though for sure. At the end of the end of the summer to have all of that touched up and make it like new again.
     
  10. May 14, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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    Op have you ever been submerge your winch in water crossing?
     
  11. May 14, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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    Umm kinda...Although I haven't actually used the winch since this. Only the winch was in water not the box.

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  12. May 14, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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    hmm. Just wondering if i should go big or go home with the 9500 xp winch. or just get cheaper one just not going to use it that much.
     
  13. May 14, 2013 at 2:27 PM
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    If your not going to use it that much I would definitely get the cheaper one unless you are really wheeling a lot. That's just my opinion if your going to have to use it everytime you go out and go wheeling 3-4 days a week then yeah you will wear it out.
     
  14. May 14, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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    hmm:/ good point usually just wheel as weekend warrior.
     
  15. May 14, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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    subd, some nice looking setups here.
     
  16. May 14, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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    ^x2 This is why I went with the one I went with. I figure I will use it maybe 10 times a year and that is being generous. I will probably use it less. I am an entry level off roader so I went with an entry level winch from the best company out there.
     
  17. May 14, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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    That is well said. I am an entry level also I want a winch for my personal recovery being first priority and second to make a few dollars off of pulling other people out that get stuck at the worst times. I'm usually always pulling out a jeep or two so it shouldn't take too long to make my money back :D
     
  18. May 20, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    Curious, since I'm new to the winch game. When the winch is not in use, do you guys have tension on the line? I have mine attached to a D-ring on my bumper with tension. Not a bunch, but just enough so things dont move. Is this right? I see some people's pics it's tight, and others its just kind of dangling. I'm running synthetic line if that matters.
     
  19. May 20, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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    I do the same. I get it just tight enough to not move, but there is still a little slack.
     
  20. May 24, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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    Hey fellas I got a quick question. I ordered my All Pro tube bumper and I have my Warn M8000 winch sitting at home waiting for the bumper to get here. The question I have is that my boss gave me a duralast Gold battery. Its a 800 CCA/1000 Cranking am 32 degree Farenheight battery. Is that going to be okay to put in my truck?
     
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