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Old 06-18-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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Winch question

I already have a 3700lb Warn Winch at home. Thats pretty much useless to put on the front of a jeep right? I have an 05 LJ.

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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In my opinion, most off roaders would agree that a winch should be rated for at least 2 times the weight of the vehicle that it's mounted on. But if that's all you have, and you don't want to spend any money, I'm pretty sure that having a 3700lb winch would be better than not having a winch at all. And if you add a snatch block into the rigging you can double the pulling power. 7400 pounds of pulling power is almost equal to the 8000lb Warn on the front of my Jeep.

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Alright i may have to look into the snatch block. Thanks.
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If you've got a WARN 3700 winch, we would not recommend it for a Jeep. Plus, our 3700 model winch is actually a utility winch product that's designed to be used on applications such as trailers. This is not a vehicle recovery winch.

Our rule of thumb with regards to capacity is to take the Gross Vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and multiply it by 1.5 to get the minimum recommended capacity.

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and keep in mind that 3700 rating is probably only for the 1st and maybe second wind of the line.
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:11 PM   #6
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duty cycle

Andy, Warn Winch

Is there a difference in the duty cycle? Or what would make the 3700 lb OK for a trailer and not a vehicle?

Thanks.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:16 PM   #7
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If you've got a WARN 3700 winch, we would not recommend it for a Jeep. Plus, our 3700 model winch is actually a utility winch product that's designed to be used on applications such as trailers. This is not a vehicle recovery winch.

Our rule of thumb with regards to capacity is to take the Gross Vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and multiply it by 1.5 to get the minimum recommended capacity.

- Andy

Alright. Ill probably sell it and then buy a 8000 or higher winch. Thanks!

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