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Neal5280 12-21-2012 03:47 PM

Winch Accessories
 
So my wife picked me up a Warn VR8000 I will be mounting it in the next week and wanted some opinions of what necessary accessories I need to carry for recovery.

I am thinking a tree saver(2x8), snatch block(20,000 lb), recovery strap(2x30), d-rings and gloves.

Am I missing anything? Should I replace the tow hooks on the OEM bumper with something else for recovery?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Brew 12-21-2012 03:57 PM

A couple ideas: winch cover, and a few extra shackles. You really can't have too many. Snatch strap would be nice but not necessary as far as recovery gear goes, just be careful with the recovery strap.

A nice new aftermarket bumper goes great with a new winch too. :)

Big Cole 12-21-2012 04:41 PM

Winch plate? UCF makes a nice aluminum unit.

JeepnJim 12-21-2012 04:47 PM

I keep a big old blanket in the back to throw over the cable while winching. Plus it's always good to keep a blanket on board.

Neal5280 12-21-2012 05:47 PM

I'll check it out, was going to go with one from Quadratec but I'll check the UCF one out.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Cole (Post 3130331)
Winch plate? UCF makes a nice aluminum unit.


Neal5280 12-21-2012 05:48 PM

Good idea.

Got one that I use when I have my pups in the Jeep, I'll start keeping it in there all the time.

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeepnJim (Post 3130352)
I keep a big old blanket in the back to throw over the cable while winching. Plus it's always good to keep a blanket on board.


kheiland 12-21-2012 05:59 PM

Daystar makes a isolater block that holds hook in place and also doubles as a dampner....pretty handy

Leslee 12-21-2012 06:33 PM

Winch Plate
 
Do you need a winch plate if your bumper is set up for a winch,like an XRC bumper?

techflork 12-21-2012 10:02 PM

get a winch cover!! It doesn't do an amazing job of keeping it from rusting but I definitely think it helps! Also I did the solenoid mod, I moved it under the hood. My wires were up against the grill, it took the paint right off after a few days! With it under the hood, it looks cleaner and I have some in-cab controls. BTW if your doing in-cab controls don't cheap out and buy those crappy auto-zone switches. They're a joke, just buy the OEM switches online. They're expensive but it'll look cleaner and work better.


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