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Old 05-17-2011, 09:07 AM   #1
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Eyeing a Warn 8274

From what I understand these are good winches and pretty nearly impossible to actually kill, but I'm not very familiar with winches and was wondering if this looked like it would be a hard rebuild and what it would likely take to bring it back to function. The seller says they haven't tested it at all, but not 100% sure thats ture. But... it looks um... well, it looks like this:




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Old 05-17-2011, 09:14 AM   #2
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Its an 80's model....I would buy it

They are pretty easy to totally rebuild, and all the parts are available. They are the fastest winch ever made, and nearly indestructable.....btw, they are way underrated too

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Old 05-17-2011, 09:52 AM   #3
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Looks like the part number, serial number, and manufacture date were intentionally removed from the tag....hmmmm?

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Old 05-17-2011, 09:55 AM   #4
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Looks like the part number, serial number, and manufacture date were intentionally removed from the tag....hmmmm?

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I noticed that, thus my failure to believe the "unknown" about the working vs not working. But, it seems like most of the parts are available.

Is there anything I should be looking at upon inspection if they get back to me.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:58 AM   #5
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Looks like the part number, serial number, and manufacture date were intentionally removed from the tag....hmmmm?

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Nah it just looks that way...on those, its a stamping on the case. All the decals have holes in them so you can see the stampings.
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Nah it just looks that way...on those, its a stamping on the case. All the decals have holes in them so you can see the stampings.
Ohhhhh, I gotcha....I assumed the numbers were stamped on the tag.. thats what I get for ASSuming!

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Ohhhhh, I gotcha....I assumed the numbers were stamped on the tag.. thats what I get for ASSuming!

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I assumed the same. I'm glad to be corrected
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If these are nearly impossible to kill, then why would this dead winch need rebuilding? I'm thinking it is stolen.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:16 AM   #9
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If these are nearly impossible to kill, then why would this dead winch need rebuilding? I'm thinking it is stolen.

Person claims to have never hooked it up so does not know if it works or not. Looks to be in a shed with alot of random auto parts. I am assuming it needs a little work since there is some lovely green buildup on the solenoids
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:18 AM   #10
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You can totally rebuild it for less than 200 bucks easily.
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What's he asking for the part? Did he give you a story behind how it fell into his possesion?
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What's he asking for the part? Did he give you a story behind how it fell into his possesion?
he didn't specify either in his add, waiting for a reply. Wanted some background info before I ventured in over my head is all.
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Well, its a good find if its in descent shape.
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Its a good winch but keep in mind being thats a heavy one .You are dealling with a lightly sprung , already nose heavey TJ . I prefer staying as light as possible . Synthetic wire rope took off a fair amount of weight and using an OE bumper saved me some more Vs a heavy aftermarket bumper which I have no use for either.
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Anyone else notice it is missing mounting feet on one side? Looks like they broke off or something in the first picture.
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They are not missing, the drum is just turned

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