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Old 10-10-2012, 11:22 PM   #1
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Warn 8274 winch

So I ran across a local guy selling a warn 8274 warn winch, from what I can tell this is the grand father of Warn winches, he want $400.00, I think i am going to offer him 300 cash. Im going to check it out later tomorrow is there anything specific i should look for? Would this be a good winch on the front of an 05 Rubicon?

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:46 AM   #2
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I have one on my jeep. It's a beast, line speed is unbeatable.

I made a stubby bumper using the warn mounting plate and added synthetic line.

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:56 AM   #3
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Do yu have any cooling problems with it in front of your grill? How heavy is it could you tell the difference in any handling?
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:27 AM   #4
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It's a great winch, and depending on the condition that might be a great deal. Just know that it is very large. I wouldn't hesitate to run one if I had it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:09 AM   #5
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No cooling problems at all, had it for over two years
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:12 PM   #6
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warn 8274 best winch out there. 150 ft of cable and fast!
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:28 PM   #7
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Yep no issues with it blocking air flow over encouraging the engine to overheat. It's a superb winch but you do have to use or make a winch plate specifically made for the 8274, it has a different mounting bolt pattern from all the others.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:49 AM   #8
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I have not gone to see it yet the guy had to work but we are trying to set something up for this weekend, I did however find out he wanted 400 for the winch and a bumper he didnt want to seperate but now a guy wants the bumper and I want the winch so maybe even cheaper than anticipated. What is a good used price, from what I can decipher from the code its either a 1975, 1985 or 1995 winch but I am not for sure. It just has a 5 at the end. Thanks for the winch plate advice. I was going to fab one up myself anyways. If I do end up getting this winch, i plan to blast what parts I can and then anodize or powder coat some parts to make it new-er looking again.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:03 AM   #9
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I have not gone to see it yet the guy had to work but we are trying to set something up for this weekend, I did however find out he wanted 400 for the winch and a bumper he didnt want to seperate but now a guy wants the bumper and I want the winch so maybe even cheaper than anticipated. What is a good used price, from what I can decipher from the code its either a 1975, 1985 or 1995 winch but I am not for sure. It just has a 5 at the end. Thanks for the winch plate advice. I was going to fab one up myself anyways. If I do end up getting this winch, i plan to blast what parts I can and then anodize or powder coat some parts to make it new-er looking again.
I'm sure you know this, but just in case: if you have the serial number from the winch, Warn can tell you everything about it. I've done that on numerous occasions.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:14 AM   #10
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Went to see it checked it out, it works great and now I got the serial numbers. Im going to cal them today actually. Thank you for the pointers, im really excited for my next paycheck to be blown!!!!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:27 AM   #11
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What do you need to know about it? They are pretty much all the same after 77. Weight wise, ask Ageless Stranger....we just put one on his this weekend and he knows the weight differences
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:00 PM   #12
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For that price you better get it quick before someone else does.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #13
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Already put money down on it hes holding it for me and i made a new jeep buddy, he has a decently built cherokee, bastard child i know, but still a jeep

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