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Old 07-19-2008, 04:00 PM   #1
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Questions on A couple upgrades

I'm looking into getting a few new parts for the jeep and wanted some opinions before i spent the money.

First i am going to get Tube fenders. Who do yall recommend buying them from? Is the flare on the important or can i get the one without the flare? How hard is the install? I've taken auto body classes in school and also have about 4 years of welding experience so i know my way around all the tools.

Next i'm looking into getting a hydraulic winch. What are the perks and down falls to them? I've asked some of my friends but they have no experience with them. I am getting a new winch because i burnt up my electric one.

Finally i'm looking into getting a snorkel and waterproofing all my electrical. I like to play in water and have had a few close calls with deep water. I have the 4cyl and heard that with the i4 you can use the i6 snorkel because everything is in the same place.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Also if i get tube fenders how will that affect the placement of my snorkel? Or will it?

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Can't help with the fenders, but as for the winch.. If you like to winch slower than faster and your sure your power steering pump is good then get the hydraulic one. If not stay with a good electric one.
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Can't help with the fenders, but as for the winch.. If you like to winch slower than faster and your sure your power steering pump is good then get the hydraulic one. If not stay with a good electric one.
I wouldn't. If he likes to play in water and sinks it, then the hydraulic winch won't do any good. It has to be running for it to work. At least with the electric winch, he can go as long as there is juice in the battery.

I give all my under dash wiring a once over with silicon spray about every 6 months, so if I'm caught in the rain with no top, it doesn't kill me. It keeps my connectors and wiring water repellent, for the most part; kind of like scotchgaurd for your wiring.
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Clearly my sarcastic meter is off... I was really trying to say ..don't get one, get the electric...

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I wouldn't. If he likes to play in water and sinks it, then the hydraulic winch won't do any good. It has to be running for it to work. At least with the electric winch, he can go as long as there is juice in the battery. .......
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:32 AM   #6
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As far as the fenders, I just replaced mine with T-N-T tube fenders with a 4.5" flare. Its a bolt on replacement but you will have to put everything that was attached to your original fenders to the new ones. They come with a partial inner fender.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:07 AM   #7
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Go with an electric Warn winch. Clearly the best winch money can buy. Always reliable! As far as tube fenders, you should be able to make some with your shop experience. I have a few buddies that made their own, and cost them 1/3 of the cost of store bought.
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Check out a company in OK called Sniper Fab. They are making some good products these days. I also like the TNT flat fenders.

Oh, and my .02 is on the electric winch. And not one of those stupid fast ones either. I almost got my hand sucked in by one of those super fast Warns this weekend.
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And not one of those stupid fast ones either. I almost got my hand sucked in by one of those super fast Warns this weekend.
Jack, just because an aligator can bite your hand off doesn't necessarily mean aligators don't have their place.
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Jack, just because an aligator can bite your hand off doesn't necessarily mean aligators don't have their place.
That is true, but if an aligator tried to bite my hand off I wouldn't talk nice about it nor would I bring one home as a pet.
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What are the benefits to a electric winch over a hydraulic?
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What are the benefits to a electric winch over a hydraulic?
Far easier to install, works when the engine can't be started (which I have had to do on the trail), much (!!) faster, and they're less expensive. Plus hydraulic winches only live up to their true potential if you also upgrade the power steering pump to provide the winch with more pressure.

The electric winch's faster speed may seem like a useless benefit... afterall you wouldn't think you're in a rush... but that's not why the faster speed is so good to have. For a traditional pull, you don't care about speed. But if you're on a long difficult trail where you're part winching and part driving over the obstacles, the extra speed of the electric allows the winch to keep up with you during those stretches you can drive or assist the winch with engine power so the line doesn't snarl up into a bird's nest as it will do with a slow winch.

For 99% of offroad winching needs, an electric winch is the way to go. But if you want to be the guy who sits at the top of the hill and winch everyone up every Saturday, one after the other, get the hydraulic.

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