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Old 02-27-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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What size winch do I need?

just wondering what size winch id be needing, would this be a good one?

Smittybilt XRC 8,000 Winch System SB-97281

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Old 02-27-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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I wouldnt go any lower than that, jeeps are light, but you never know what you might need to pull out, up-sizing on a wich wouldnt be a bad idea, 10k lb would be better

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Old 02-27-2013, 09:27 PM   #3
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The new rough country winches sell in a 9500 and 12500 they are a great price I want to say the 12500 is 400
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:29 PM   #4
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I have the rugged ridge 10500 on mine and i pulled a F350 superduty out of the mud one night
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:51 PM   #5
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I have the rough country 9500 just used it the first time yesterday!!
Thats a 3/4 ton chevy d max pulled two of them out just like this one no problems im way impressed with it.

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Old 02-27-2013, 10:04 PM   #6
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I have the rough country 9500 just used it the first time yesterday!!
Thats a 3/4 ton chevy d max pulled two of them out just like this one no problems im way impressed with it.
What did u pay for it if you don't mind saying
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:10 PM   #7
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There 299 then with tax and shipping it was 350 thats not bad price u really dont use them a whole lot its just nice to have it when u need very good investment
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:10 PM   #8
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There 299 then with tax and shipping it was 350 thats not bad price u really dont use them a whole lot its just nice to have it when u need very good investment
Ya I love mine I bought it a few years ago and just seen the RC started to make them
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:53 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. Ill probably end up going with the rc 12500. How hard is it to install and wire these things.

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Old 02-28-2013, 03:30 PM   #10
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easy to wire and install you need a mounting plate, or depends on which bumper you have. I also have the rough country, wired it up to a dual battery set up.
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easy to wire and install you need a mounting plate, or depends on which bumper you have. I also have the rough country, wired it up to a dual battery set up.
How hard was that dual batt setup to do been looking at doin it
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Did u do dual batterys urself or did u get a kit
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:53 PM   #13
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I've been wondering about the dual battery set up also does it do anything to your alternator to have dual batteries.

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