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Warn winch ratings

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by texastacobueno, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Mar 22, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    texastacobueno

    texastacobueno [OP] Effin A Cotton, Effin A

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    Hey guys I've got a great line on a Warn winch from a friends father in-law. He runs a wrecker service/scrap yard, ad a jeep came in totaled today. Is the X8000i a good weight rated winch for our Tacomas? Or do I need more?
     
  2. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:07 PM
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    MrFastLayne

    MrFastLayne Mr SGA

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    I just got a Warn XD 9000 & love it!
     
  3. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    Its a great winch and will be fine for most pulls. For the most demanding pulls, just use a snatch block to double your pulling power.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:47 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    How are you going to mount it? Can only be mounted feet down.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2011 at 5:46 AM
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    I've always read that you only need a winch that will pull 1 1/2 times the truck weight.

    Op, I bought the m8000 and it works great. Like RelentlessTaco said, just get a snatch block and you won't have anything to worry about.
     
  6. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    Janster

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    If you can afford it, get a 9,000lb +

    If the 8,000lb winch is free or really cheap....I'd grab it. If anything, you could use that or sell it and get another one!
     
  7. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    warn 9000 and love it, only winch i have any experience with though
     
  8. Mar 23, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    bjmoose

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    In truth there's not much difference between an 8000 and 9000 winch. At the limit, you'll maybe go to doubling back with a snatch block a little sooner.

    If you can get a great price on the 8000, go for it. Use the extra money for additional recovery gear (those snatch blocks, tree straps, bull chains, etc... add up quick)

    To the guys telling him to get the 9000, which would you rather have in your kit: 9000 winch with one tree strap, or 8000 winch with a couple or three snatch blocks, extra tree strap, extended line, bull chain?
     
  9. Mar 23, 2011 at 10:43 PM
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    MrFastLayne

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    Vary true!:)
     
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