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Old 04-02-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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Winch and airflow

Installed a Warn M8000. Put the winch cover on and maybe I watch too much nascar but will the obstructed airflow do any harm? Maybe a dumb question but my skin is thick

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no winch cover, but I don't have any issues with my xd9000i

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Nope. You're fine. I have never had a problem with my previous Smitty xrc8 with about the same profile as the M8000. Now I run a Warn XD9000i that takes up even more room. Still, no problem. I have friends that run the huge upright Warns on their Jeeps. Looks like it blocks the whole grille, lol. They have never had a problem.

Edit: not a dumb question at all.
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Installing a winch and winch cover will have an inconsequential effect on air flow to your radiator.
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Yeah, winch and cover should have little to no effect. Now, if you had something larger obstructing most of your grill, like say a bicycle messenger, you might have a problem then.
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Don't forget too that the engine fan is pulling air through the radiator.
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