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Old 10-06-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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Winch's ???

I need a good, fairly cheep, winch for my CJ7. I also need it portable so I can put it on my Chevy Silverado Extended cab also. Question is, what size would I need?? I plan to mount it with 2" reciever for multi-use applications.

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Old 10-06-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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Not sure what the chevy weighs in at.. but for the jeep a 8k lb rated one would work. Look at warns VR models.. you might need to step up to a 10k lb do to the truck.

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Old 10-06-2012, 06:48 PM   #3
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GVW is 6400lbs, but that not including tool's, suspention lift, tires, & soon... winch. I would probably say GVW is between 75 to 8500lbs. Add that wieght with the suction of gumbo mud and thier is substantually more weight involved!
I need it portable too, being being my wife and I go mudding (She likes the truck, I'm in the CJ). One Winch to do it all.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:20 PM   #5
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That's the one I've been looking at. Adding portable mount and rear electrical rigging, is gonna empty my pocket's!
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:31 PM   #6
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Next would be: Wire Rope or Synthetic? I don't think synthetic goes to 12,000lbs.. If it does, would it bind up on the spool when under force?
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Next would be: Wire Rope or Synthetic? I don't think synthetic goes to 12,000lbs.. If it does, would it bind up on the spool when under force?
You can get synthetic strong enough to rip your truck in half. 3/8's can run up to 17k or so which should be more than adequate (note that not all synthetic brand's are equal). Both steel and synthetic have their good and bad points. Short article on comparing them in Dec 2012 issue of FourWheeler. It is tough to keep the sand/grit out of the synthetic. I ended up using 50' of sleeving (hydraulic hose cover) with my 8274 line on the 3B.

No difference on the spooling in my experience. The rope is a lot easier to handle than the steel. A lot of sources will say hawse fairlead only for synthetic, but acetal co-polymer or delrin fairlead rollers, IMO, work better than the hawse. Just make sure there is minimal clearence between the rollers in the corners.


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