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Old 06-20-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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12k winch ok?

Ive been trying to get my hands on a 10k engo for a while now. still on back order and i canceled an order i have because its gonna be a while. I know 12k is over kill but they place i called has one in stock for like $40 more should I just go ahead and get it and not wait is there that much of a difference?

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Old 06-20-2012, 07:39 PM   #2
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Might be a small weight difference, oh ya and it might pull your jeep in half if you get stuck very bad

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Ive been trying to get my hands on a 10k engo for a while now. still on back order and i canceled an order i have because its gonna be a while. I know 12k is over kill but they place i called has one in stock for like $40 more should I just go ahead and get it and not wait is there that much of a difference?
Min 8,000 lb 12,000 is good
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:47 AM   #5
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For $40... yea go ahead and do it. these things are heavy tho, might want to ask the weight difference between the 10k and 12k if that matters to you. I have a 12k and it will get me out of anything I get myself into, and is good enough to get almost anyone else out too.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:42 AM   #6
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I think the 10 and 12 are the same motor and everything the 12 just has different gears
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:40 PM   #7
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I run a Milemarker 12k winch on my TJ because I had it left over from a f350 build I sold. I haven't ever had any problems running it, and it has pulled me out, and several of my friends out, and worked like a champ every time.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:46 PM   #8
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Ok thanks for the input. I would just be worried of it pulling harder than my frame or winch mount could handle lol. Is that even a concern?
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:55 PM   #9
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Ok thanks for the input. I would just be worried of it pulling harder than my frame or winch mount could handle lol. Is that even a concern?
Almost ever winch made is bolted down using 4 bolts, and usually the same sized bolts. The Jeep frame is a boxed design which is stronger than most other trucks on the road, so it should handle a winch just fine as long as the winch/bumper/brackets are all attached correctly.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #10
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Ok cool so the extra 2k of pull won't hurt anything then
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:04 PM   #12
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Ok thanks
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I have the 10k and love it. If the weight is the same or real close I would do it. I also recommend the synth rope.
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Too late for the synthetic rope. Already ordered the cable.
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now will i have any problem running a raised winch plate? I was looking at raised ones and the smittybilt raised plate says its only rated for 10k.
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now will i have any problem running a raised winch plate? I was looking at raised ones and the smittybilt raised plate says its only rated for 10k.
That's only 1/2 of the equasion. Figure that your TJ only weighs 4000lbs so you should be good. Make sure you run all grade 8 or better hardwear.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:24 PM   #17
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I run my 12k on a raised winch plate. no worries at all, you will likely never pull near 10-12k anyways. Seeing as how thats the rated line pull at the first wind (idk proper terminology) you would need to stretch your full length of about 90ft of cable to get near that 12k pull. even then you have to have one helluva stuck jeep to use the full 12k of pull. Bottom line, get the 12k with a raised plate if thats what you lke and use it to your hearts content.

Heres your 12k on a raised Smittybilt plate:


Never had an issue with it and dont ever expect one.

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