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Old 01-12-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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Winch size?

I know that 1 and 1/2 Jeep weight is recomended as a rule of thumb for winch size. Does that include needing to calculate additional weight for addons like bumbers, weight of the winch, and driver or just stock gross weight? My 2011 Jeep unlimited 4 door gross weight is 5400 lbs stock and was trying to figure out what size winch would be best. the 8,500 lbs price is really good but once u go up from there thay are abit more heavy on the pocket book price I go in muddy clay and swampy type areas to play. (only plan on playing about on average 2 to 3 times a month.)

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Old 01-12-2011, 03:13 PM   #2
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I would go 8,000lb minimum no less 10,000 preferably for the larger 4 door's like yours. you can always use a snatch block to increase the pulling rate.

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Old 01-12-2011, 04:19 PM   #3
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I've got a Superwinch 16,500 that i would sell you.... Good price as well.....PM me....
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:14 PM   #4
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10000 lbs superwinch Amazon.com: Superwinch 1510200 LP10000 Series Winch: Automotive for 400$ -- I run the exact same one and I think it is awesome...
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:09 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input!!....as far as longevity on winches which is best for long haul I wnt to keep this jeep for next 15 to 20 years. Which winch would have a trac record to give me the longest life And has capability to be overhauled and worked on to keep operational.
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:19 AM   #6
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10000 lbs superwinch Amazon.com: Superwinch 1510200 LP10000 Series Winch: Automotive for 400$ -- I run the exact same one and I think it is awesome...
I noticed thesentoday as i was looking at winches online. Why is therensucha huge price difference between warn and superwinch?
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:51 AM   #7
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There really isn't a huge price difference if you compare features. These winches just don't have all the bells and whistles that their others do. They are just a well made basic model...
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:15 AM   #8
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First time i heard of anyone else having the Warn 16.5 T.I winch besides me. Now thats a monster winch. Back to winches. I agree with everyone that a 8000 lb. winch will work just find. Thats what i use,and never needed anything bigger for my jeep.
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:48 PM   #9
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My thoughts

After having looked at the Warns and so on, I'm currently weighing pretty heavily on getting the Superwinch EPi9.0

Amazon.com: Superwinch 09034 EPi9.0 Series Master Winch: Automotive

Just a couple hundred dollars or so more than an M8000 or the other Superwinch you are looking at and it has a sealed solonoid. To me that alone will likely be worth the extra money. Granted, I have no 'winch' experience really but I'm thinking anything with a sealed solonoid will hold up much better to extreme weather and/or mud and water submersion.

Anybody have any experience with that winch?
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Those ratings are sort of the maximum pull under ideal conditions with the cable wrapped once around the drum (when a long cable is totally wrapped around the drum, it reduces your leverage a lot).

That said, it astonishes me how much of an arms race there is for bigger and bigger winches. We used to use 4 and 5k winches on Jeeps all the time. Do you guys pull your Jeeps up into trees or something?
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After having looked at the Warns and so on, I'm currently weighing pretty heavily on getting the Superwinch EPi9.0

Amazon.com: Superwinch 09034 EPi9.0 Series Master Winch: Automotive

Just a couple hundred dollars or so more than an M8000 or the other Superwinch you are looking at and it has a sealed solonoid. To me that alone will likely be worth the extra money. Granted, I have no 'winch' experience really but I'm thinking anything with a sealed solonoid will hold up much better to extreme weather and/or mud and water submersion.

Anybody have any experience with that winch?
Might want to check our site before you buy from Amazon. We can get you a better price.
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Those ratings are sort of the maximum pull under ideal conditions with the cable wrapped once around the drum (when a long cable is totally wrapped around the drum, it reduces your leverage a lot).

That said, it astonishes me how much of an arms race there is for bigger and bigger winches. We used to use 4 and 5k winches on Jeeps all the time. Do you guys pull your Jeeps up into trees or something?
It's cheaper than buying a lift for the garage...just winch that puppy up and you can stand there installing your lift kit sideways at eye level!
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They are cheaper but they will probably stick it to you on shipping.
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I'm currently weighing pretty heavily on getting the Superwinch EPi9.0


Anybody have any experience with that winch?
Awesome winch! I've had ZERO issues. Quick spooling speed. Kind of heavy though - at 114 lbs. But then again, I do have the heavier wire rope...

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