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Winch Power

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Slimwood Shady, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Dec 23, 2012 at 8:19 AM
    Slimwood Shady

    Slimwood Shady [OP] I love your mom!

    Jul 12, 2009
    First Name:
    Hampton, VA
    Tough as woodpecker lips...
    Icon Ext Travel COs w/700lb King ID springs Icon VS 2.0 Rear Shocks All-Pro Expo Leaf Pack TC UCA Retrofit Headlights Wet Okles Weathertech Floor Mats TRD Exhaust ATO rear bumper w/swing out tire carrier ARB bumper Smittybilt XRC8 ATO IFS, Tranny, Transfer, and gas tanks skid 4x Innovation DOM sliders w/kickout
    I have a Smittybilt XRC8 winch and have noticed that my lights dim in the cabin when I am using it. Now I come from a car audio world, and know that this means it isn't getting its required power to operate properly. I have just recently bought a P5 Group 35 Diehard Platinum battery and still have this issue. I do plan on buying another one to run a dual battery set up with my columbia overland kit. What I am wondering, is, does anyone else notice this in their trucks as well? If so, what have you done to feed enough juice to your winch? I have the OEM tow package Off Rd 4x4, so I have the larger alt....:rolleyes:

    Oh yeah, MERRY CHRISMAS!

  2. Dec 23, 2012 at 8:24 AM
    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2008
    First Name:
    Trail Limo
    Icon stuff, Skyjacker rear leafs, FJ TRD SE wheels, 285/75/16 Trail grapplers, Rigid SR. 20", Yakima Rack, Bestop Canopy, TRD Exhaust, TRD CAI, Kenwood DNX5120 Navi, Fog Light Mod, Driving Light Mod, BHLM, Scanguage II on Blendmount, TC uca's, ARB Heavy Duty air compressor, ARB Rear Locker, Shrockworks Rock Sliders, ARB Front Bumper, Relentless Fab Rear Bumper w/ custom bed protection, WARN M8000
    I turn everything off that I can. If at night, I turn off as much light as possible also. Winch away!
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