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Old 11-25-2006, 06:17 AM   #1
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New toy 4 me

I installed a 7500lb Champion winch on my YJ yesterday, install was easy with the help of Bugsheild had to do some minor mods had to drill 2 holes in stock bumper, two holes in mounting plate and do some very minor triming to the grill so the mounting plate would fit flush with the bumper. Thanks Dan for the help!!




Total price 358.00 with the 4 yr. extended warrenty
time to install 1.5 hrs
Difficulyt levle Easy

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Old 11-25-2006, 08:38 AM   #2
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I'm gettin' jealous...

Nice write up!

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Old 11-25-2006, 12:09 PM   #3
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i had to also upgrade the Battery because the stock battery only had 450cca and the winch calls for 650cca so I went and got a 800cca Optima Red Top
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Old 11-25-2006, 03:17 PM   #4
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That looks good! I want one, too.

Thanks for the review. Good info for those of us who haven't got a winch, yet.
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Old 11-26-2006, 04:12 PM   #5
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Well I took the YJ out and got it high centerd on a big dirt hill on purpous so I could try out the winch it worked great had no problem pulling my jeep off the hill without me helping, BTW i got the winch at sams club.
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:09 PM   #6
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That looks good! I want one, too.

Thanks for the review. Good info for those of us who haven't got a winch, yet.
ditto ^^^^^


I figured a one winch family was good enough.......
but now I want one
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Old 11-26-2006, 08:17 PM   #7
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Well I took the YJ out and got it high centerd on a big dirt hill on purpous so I could try out the winch it worked great had no problem pulling my jeep off the hill without me helping, BTW i got the winch at sams club.
they sell winches at sams club???
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:32 PM   #8
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they sell winches at sams club???

I heard Costco had some, too a while back
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:27 PM   #9
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Another good place to look is a TSC (Tractor Supply Company) or a similar place. Recovery gear for farm equipment is, by nature, pretty tough stuff...found snatch and tow straps to be very reasonably priced. I looked at a winch there but was unsure. I may have to go check it out again...

Thanks Angler for the the info!
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:36 AM   #10
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Sounds like santa came a little early angler. I wish santa was bringing me a winch.
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Old 12-17-2006, 03:07 PM   #11
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Angler, could you see if you can get a close up pic of your winch plate for me?
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My Sam's Club does not carry those winches any more. Is there any other retail stores that sell Champion winches?

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