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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Playz, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Sep 4, 2008 at 7:32 PM
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    Playz

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    I'm looking for a winch. I'm really not familiar with brands. I did a search and didn't find any thing useful. I have heard of Mile Marker so I wanted to know if anyone is familar with this brand or could point me in the right direction. Found this one for $370.00

    Mile Marker PE8000
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    Features:
    • Planetary gear system for fast line speed.
    • Automatic load holding brake
    • Free spooling
    • Power in and power out

    Specifications:
    • Part Number: 76-50240
    • Rated line pull (single line): 8,000 lbs. (3,629 kgs.)
    • Gear Reduction ratio: 210:1
    • Motor: Permanent magnet 4.1hp (3kw), 12v, 24v
    • Drum Size: 2.5” D (63 mm) x 9” L (228 mm)
    • Cable supplied (min break force 9,800 lbs.): 5/16” (7.94 mm) x 100’ (30.5m) galvanized aircraft cable with replaceable hook.
    • Overall Dimension: 22” L x 6.22” W x 7.283” H (558.8 mm x 158 mm x 18.5 mm)
    • Weight: 80 lb (36.29 kg)
    • Mounting bolt pattern: 10 in x 4.5 in (254 mm x 114.3 mm) 4 bolts 3/8"
     
  2. Sep 4, 2008 at 7:34 PM
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    350TacoZilla

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    a few I have seen in action that arent too pricey are T-max and bulldog both come in different ratings..
     
  3. Sep 4, 2008 at 8:02 PM
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    Playz

    Playz [OP] Pepsi

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    About hot many pounds should I be looking for?
     
  4. Sep 4, 2008 at 8:46 PM
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  5. Sep 4, 2008 at 10:21 PM
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    Janster

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    Can't go wrong with a WARN. We have a HS9500i. It's been flawless for 5 years.

    Whatever you get.... find out if you can get synthetic rope instead of wire rope.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2008 at 10:29 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    i'd personally buy a warn, but if you're looking for cheap theres a 8000 milemarker, like the one pictured, with smittybilt branding on it that you should be able to find for $300. 4-wheel parts and winchdepot.com seem to have good prices if you wanna look around.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2008 at 10:31 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    this is definately my intention when i finally get a winch to fill my bumper up. Probably gonna go with the warn M8000. just gotta get the money :D
     
  8. Sep 5, 2008 at 8:41 AM
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    mudslingin44

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    cant go wrong with a warn,i had a mile marker,it worked pretty well but the hardware that they put on their winches is terrible.the nuts and bolts and the roller fairleed were rusting bad within 6 months.i had a 12000 lb winch.best of luck.

    REMEMBER,CANT GO WRONG WITH WARN!
     
  9. Sep 5, 2008 at 8:45 AM
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    natrlyst

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    BUY A WARN!!!! I can't stress enough how happy you will be if you buy the warn, it is well worth the money if you can afford it. You will not need anything more than 8000 if you are buying it for your taco. How do you p[lan to mount it?
     
  10. Sep 5, 2008 at 8:51 AM
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    Fuzzyman81

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    Noobie question time. I have an '04 TRD PreRunner. Do I need to get a special bumper/grillguard/bullbar to be able to mount a winch to the front? I am currently looking at getting a bullbar, can most of them accomodate a winch?
     
  11. Sep 5, 2008 at 8:56 AM
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    Personally, I like the ARB winch bumper, they have a model for both generations
     
  12. Sep 5, 2008 at 11:03 AM
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    Think of a winch as being similar to a hitch. A hitch is mounted to the frame and you can tow 5-6500lbs with it.

    A winch can yank, tug, & pull 9,000lbs (give or take) worth of force. There isn't anything else on the truck that could handle that pressure (so to speak).

    So anything that a winch is mounted to, must (somehow) be integrated or attached to the framework.
     
  13. Sep 5, 2008 at 11:28 AM
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    Ok, so I can't just mount the winch to my exisiting setup without the addition of a specialized bumper... cool... looks like the winch might have to wait then lol...
     
  14. Sep 5, 2008 at 11:50 AM
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    If the cable is only rated at 9500 lbs is it safe to use a snatch block (or pulley block) with it. Also, how much did the synthetic rope cost?
     
  15. Sep 5, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    yeah but u gotta remember with that rope that every splice or knot in it derates it a fair amount. its according to what knot you tie as to what percent it derates. but on the winch matter i just purchased a mile marker sev. months ago.. i used to be a DIEHARD warn fan like eveyone else and theyre great winches. top of the line. but on my last truck i replaced 2 warns. im not one to argue bout something to much but i believe i got a better deal with my milemarker. its stood up to the tests so far. my buddies got a 9500lb mile marker on his wrangler and its phenominal how good it works. i put a 12000lb on my tacoma just in case i needed something a lil stouter..... but the price between warn and milemarker is crazy i can buy 2 milemarkers for the price of one warn. plus with mine i got some lucky sale where they throw in a 4wheeler winch. got that mounted on the foreman and its standing up to ALLLLLLLLLL kinds of abuse............... just a thought tho you dont have to buy a name to get the best work...............
     
  16. Sep 5, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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    CtryBoyInMT

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    Short answer: Yes

    Long Answer:
    In the use of a snatch block each run shares the total load.
    So Ex... Using one snatch block pulling 10,000 lbs. each run carries 5,000 Lbs.
    The winch effectively pulls 5,000 Lbs.
    The mount on the movable object (tow hook you attach the line to on the truck) pulls 5,000 Lbs.
    The permanent object (Tree) carries 10,000 Lbs. <--oh and so does the snatch block

    Hope that explains it.

    I prefer the wire to synth for abrasion purposes only. Dirt, mud, weather, etc... ruin a synthetic much quicker.
    So winch lines are like toes...Everybody has a lot of them. And if their not theirs, they stink.
     
  17. Sep 6, 2008 at 6:34 AM
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    yeah ive went thru 2 rigging classes where i work. its real interesting stuff...... you get to learn alot of ratings and safety factors on rigging equip. and rope...... thats where i learned about the knots and deratings and all. i wish i had some lit. on it to post...............
     
  18. Sep 6, 2008 at 7:00 AM
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    More notes....

    When you buy synthetic rope, you should request a heat shield and rock guard (I can't remember the exact names for these).

    The Heat shield is a sleeve that goes over the synthetic rope at the base of the windings at the drum. This protects the synthetic rope from the heat at the drum.

    Don't forget to spool the line in properly & tightly. Always keep atleast 2 wraps around the drum at all times.

    The stone/rock guard is another sleeve that stays at the end of the rope to slide it wherever needed to protect the rope from chaffing on rocks/soil/etc.

    After every usage of the winch, you need to respool the line properly & keep it nice & firmly wound. Synthetic rope is easier to get tangled up and if you don't take care of it, it'll deteriorate and get runied much faster.
     
  19. Sep 6, 2008 at 7:43 AM
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    I have the milemarker 8000 winch also I had a problem with the control box at first thay sent me a new one and it has not had a problem sence, I am goin to swap out the cable for them rope style line and save some wight.
     
  20. Sep 6, 2008 at 11:32 AM
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    91Toyotabogger

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    i think Warn is the way to go i have a winch on my four wheeler (3000lbs Warn) and it is very good. My father had a warn on this old ford truck and his jeep and they both were very dependable and strong. Ive heard that hydraulic winches are better than electric, but I've never used one, but i think they are for larger heavier vehicles.
     
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