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Openskies 04-05-2012 06:19 PM

Winch
 
what type of criteria do you use to select a winch for the Wrangler? How do you decide how much power you need to have?

ALASKA99TJ 04-06-2012 01:16 PM

i just went with 12,000lb that way i dont worry about anything!

povchrisw 04-06-2012 02:50 PM

vehicles weight x 2

4Jeepn 04-06-2012 02:52 PM

8-9k lb winch works well.

LilYeller 04-06-2012 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ALASKA99TJ (Post 2227407)
i just went with 12,000lb that way i dont worry about anything!

x2 lol. I put the 12k on so I will never have to wonder if there is enough power to yank me out of a sticky situation.

Openskies 04-06-2012 04:30 PM

Any specific brands that I should direct my attention to?

LilYeller 04-06-2012 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Openskies (Post 2227957)
Any specific brands that I should direct my attention to?

This question sparks a never ending debate. Bottom line is do some research, check out some of the winch shootouts, check some prices, then make a decision. I personally got my Harbor Freight 12k winch for under $300. Im not saying to go out and get one if you plan on using it really often but for my uses, it does its job. I have used it to remove 3 trees and pulled myself out of a few bad spots and dont have 1 complaint.

Openskies 04-06-2012 04:55 PM

Very good advice - Thank you!

YJChris 06-11-2012 02:28 PM

Im not too sure, but I have heard a lot of good things about Warn winches.

1jeeplvr 06-11-2012 07:28 PM

I went with a Warn VR8000.Oh dont forget your snatch........
block.

FuzzyJK 06-11-2012 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1jeeplvr (Post 2462326)
I went with a Warn VR8000.Oh dont forget your snatch........
block.

yes dont forget a snatch block helps alot i have a 8k smitybilt with no complaints but i dont use it all the time im not a heavy fof roader warn seems to have great winches

cphilip 06-11-2012 07:42 PM

Why is it I smile every time someone says "snatch block"? :D

must be something about my generation or some such...

JKralph 06-11-2012 10:15 PM

I have a Warn M8000 (I wasn't crazy about the VR series, but I wanted a Warn, so the M8000 was what I could afford), and I agree with 1jeeplvr and fuzzyjk: don't forget the snatch block


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