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Old 02-23-2011, 09:47 PM   #1
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Rough Country Winch

I was thinking of getting a xrc8 winch, but after i bought my 4 in lift from rough country(which is going on this satruday!), i saw that they sell winches too. i know im gonna get there mount but i was wondering if there winches are good or if i should get the slightly more expensive xrc.

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One thing about winches. Every winch works, the point being will that cheaper winch work when you truly need it tho. Having a winch is cool but if it doesn't work when you need it too well then you have a great front bumper weight lol. I would say save for the warn 8000, the thing is a work horse and not fail you.

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thx man ill do that
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The XRC is a decent winch but same rule applies. I am going to hold out for a 9500 warn.
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I wanna chip in here a little. I got my first winch, that hand crank job on that 1953 CJ-3B, my third Jeep. It was a 500 pound cap., believe it or not, Warn Winch, so long ago.........That photo is 1968.



It worked.

Since then, 43 years later, I learned long ago, get the biggest, baddest, nastiest winch you can get and the biggest cable and blocks. And hell, do not get just one, get two.

Ok, here is the rule for the serious Jeeper: The one on the front is for everyone else and work and hoisting yourself up and over something or out of something. However, seldom, and I mean almost never, do you ever want to pull yourself deeper into a jam.

So, get the biggest and baddest and put them on both ends. Do it. Do it ASAP. The one on the back is for YOU!!!!! And it saves the day and ends being stuck, forever...........trust me. Too, you will use that rear one, 10x over anything you put on the front. Really!

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..........and here:



And because I am such a phuck up, they both get used ALOT!!!!! But that rear one is used all the time and in so many places and instances I have lost count. They are 12,000 lb. MileMarker winches and they WORK! The 1/2" cable helps too along with the 3, 60,000 lbs. rated snatch blocks.

You will need a huge alternator to run them and lots of battery power. I have 2, 1000 amp, CAT batteries (from Caterpillar tractor). And a 260 AMP alternator. And the wiring is 2/0 copper welding cable, mentioned elsewhere. You need huge power, huge storage (batteries) and you will need to line your frame/w matching bumpers, with at least 1" steel plate (called fish plating).

Any questions, go a fire department and ask if you can study their fire trucks wiring and just copy that.

Just a thought. Winches are important. Very important.

Hope that is helpful.

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