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Old 05-09-2007, 03:23 PM   #1
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holy crud, batman, a free winch you don't say???

So a buddy of mine's got a warn winch laying around his garage.... how weird is that? And he says he doesn't have any use for it.... and well, he figures I could use it so he said I could come by and get it if I want it. Says it's a big one....

My question is..... will it squish the front end of my jeep and how do I fix that?

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Old 05-09-2007, 03:24 PM   #2
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What kind of Warn winch is it?

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Old 05-09-2007, 03:26 PM   #3
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I don't know yet. He's at work right now, so I'm going to get it tonight or tomorrow.
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:56 PM   #4
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Post up what it is here after you pick it up. We can then tell you if it will work or what it is worth in a trade so you do not get in over your head.
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Do you still have the stock bumpers?
I want a winch, too, but I need to either reinforce my stock bumpers or get something beefier to put the winch on.
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:02 PM   #6
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It does not matter what type of winch it is, tiny you just need to let me try it out first. Wanna make sure it safe, I'll let you know if its any good.
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:21 PM   #7
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Amy You don't need to reinforce your bumper.The winch installs on a winch plate you bolt to the frame.Terror if your front end sags just replace the spacers in your lift with longer ones to compensate for the lift.They come in different lengths.Bill
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:28 PM   #8
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Hmmm... Cool! Thanks, Bill.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:59 AM   #9
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Assuming it is useable for you Tiny all you'd need is a 180 dollar warn TJ winch plate which will still allow you to use your front bumper. Nice score.
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Or a much cheaper version from Harbor Freight for about $40.00. They have one for a Jeep TJ.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=3444

If your front end sags a bit, you can add 3/4" spacers to your front springs and be good to go.

One thing to keep in mind, if this winch is an 8274, the mounting pattern is DIFFERENT than any other winch, so you'd need a special mounting plate for it (or drill holes in your new mounting plate).
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:25 AM   #11
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Thanks fellas and chick. I'm hoping to get a chance to go over and pick it up today some time. They have their kids in a million things so even though he lives down the street he's hard to catch. I'm hoping he tossed it in the back of his wife's pickup so she brings it this morning.

I'm not sure why he would have a winch laying around but he's got a tractor and welding equipment and just about everything else at his house, I wouldn't be surprised to find all sorts of stuff over there.

Coolio, spacers. I can do that
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Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, it's now 7 hours later. Do you have a winch yet?
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Old 05-10-2007, 07:19 PM   #13
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Hahahaha, actually I ended up talking to a guy from my father's woodworking class and I'm heading out to get a free slab roller and a kiln for my studio. The winch has got to wait until I have time and my buddy has time.

Man, it's been a good week.
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How you manage to get all this free stuff???
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How you manage to get all this free stuff???

I think it's a female thing, or maybe she just knows the right people. Networking is a good thing sometimes
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:27 AM   #16
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How you manage to get all this free stuff???

I'm short... and blonde... and well... hell I don't know. I'm not even all that nice. One of those weeks.
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Man I would have broken into that dudes garage if he said it was mineit'd already be on my Jeep.
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I'm short... and blonde... and well... hell I don't know. I'm not even all that nice. One of those weeks.
Glad you got it workin for ya... I don't have the attributes I guess.
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Old 05-12-2007, 07:38 PM   #19
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I'm short... and blonde... and well... hell I don't know. I'm not even all that nice. One of those weeks.
Didn't I read somewhere about your "jugs", thats prob it.
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:06 PM   #20
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Got my winch. It's a Warn XD9000. Now I have to figure out how to install it.
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:15 PM   #21
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Thats a very good winch all you need to mount it is a winch plate.I am using one of Zachs at A to Z Fabrication.Wiring it is very simple.Good luck.Bill
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:18 PM   #22
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Score! Awsome stuff Tiny!
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DITTO Chris. Nice pickup. That's about a 700 dollar winch normally. You can use any winch plate that's drilled for a 10x4.5 bolt pattern.
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:29 PM   #24
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He says it's missing the.... remote? Not sure. I'm going to call warn and get the instruction book to go with it and see what else I need.

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Chris there should be a control box for it that either attaches to the winch or can be mounted elsewhere.

You can probably also download the manual off of www.warn.com

Check Ebay for the winch control. Should be able to get one pretty cheap.

That's a great winch you got.
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Chris there should be a control box for it that either attaches to the winch or can be mounted elsewhere.
Yeah - Normally mounted on the top left... I don't see it
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Yeah, missing. I have to buy one.
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:13 AM   #28
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Chris,

Here's the Warn page you need. It has everything you are looking for. Odds are you have a 12 volt version, but make sure you check based on serial numbers off your winch. 24 volt versions are going be way more intensive to install.

http://www.warn.com/truck/winches/src/XD9000.shtml
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You can say that again! That's really cool, Chris.
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Awesome score there!!! Congrats.

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