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Old 08-07-2013, 12:56 AM   #1
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What winch?

What winch is best and how much weight should it handle is 8000 enough. Idk

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Old 08-07-2013, 01:30 AM   #2
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What you putting it on? I would assume the JK in you avatar? Need more details how much you want to spend, what kinda wheeling you do. For me my 8500 does fine in my JKU but I do not do mud. If you were for instance running 35s and stuck in mud then you might want more like 12k.

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Old 08-07-2013, 01:35 AM   #3
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Well I was thinking maybe around the 500 range and it will be on my jk. And I prob won't be using it alot but say if I get stuck in the mud. I'd like to have something. But don't think I will be doing it alot.
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Well can't hurt to go big, mud has massive suction especially on larger tires so I would look to go bigger than 8000. 500 bucks will cover a nice winch I got my 8500 Rugged Ridge for 300ish shop around I have heard a lot of good reviews on Harbour freight winches and they are pretty cheap.

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A winch is something that sits 90% of the time and you only need once and a while, but when you need it, it has to work. Most important thing is PMS it. I operate mine once a month, check connections to ensure they are free of corrosion, and a big thing is most winches have aluminum parts and stainless steel bolts this is very bad because they are in different metals and will corrode really fast and basically become welded. I removed all bolts coated in anti sneeze and replaced I check those about every 6 months. Even with a cheaper winch if you take care of it then it will last a while. I have had my winch as long as I have had my JK getting clost to 2 years and used it maybe 3 times.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:44 AM   #5
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Would this be a good one? And are they hard to install? http://www.shopjeepparts.com/heavy-d...85m931uinffm13
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I have the Harbor Freight 12000 winch and that Rugged Ridge looks identical. I just picked up mine for $299 with a coupon.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:13 PM   #7
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Yea that would be pretty good. Big difference in te Rugged Ridge and Harbour freight one is the control box they look the same but are very different. The Rugged Ridge one is smaller and IMO a cleaner set up but I have had both and at the end I the day as long as they pull that is what matters.

I will be using the Harbour freight one as a hidden rear winch figure if I have to winch backwards I will need more pull that going forward.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:03 PM   #9
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Just got coupon book in mail today. Harbor freight 12,000lb winch $299.00 with the 200 dollar off coupon. That is an unbeatable price for a winch of that size along with the good from what I have seen reputation.

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Just got coupon book in mail today. Harbor freight 12,000lb winch $299.00 with the 200 dollar off coupon. That is an unbeatable price for a winch of that size along with the good from what I have seen reputation.
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