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jheffern 07-30-2013 09:14 PM

Better ride with a winch
 
Has anyone noticed a better more solid ride after putting on a winch? Just put a new Warn winch on the front of my '94 with no track bars. Noticed no more of a jumping of the front end driving down the road. I know the extra weight helps the jumping.

Doch80 07-31-2013 06:44 PM

If you have stiff springs, it's probably the same concept as the back end of 3/4 ton truck. It's a pretty darn stiff ride. You add a bunch of weight or a heavy trailer behind it, it settles the ride down. The stiffer springs in the back are there to carry heavy loads. With no load the springs are too stiff... without stiff springs you can't carry heavy loads.

Same as the jeep. Don't know how stiff your springs are but if they are stiff more weight will soften them... sort of.... IMO

Charley24 07-31-2013 06:56 PM

That's interesting. I changed out my steel cable for synthetic line to take weight off the front of mine. It's all about balancing the load.

BCDonny 08-01-2013 11:13 PM

i noticed no difference when I added my winch

YJ Steve-o 08-02-2013 07:24 PM

I didn't notice any difference when I installed my winch on my 95

harleydragon 08-02-2013 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doch80 (Post 4025598)
If you have stiff springs, it's probably the same concept as the back end of 3/4 ton truck. It's a pretty darn stiff ride. You add a bunch of weight or a heavy trailer behind it, it settles the ride down. The stiffer springs in the back are there to carry heavy loads. With no load the springs are too stiff... without stiff springs you can't carry heavy loads.

Same as the jeep. Don't know how stiff your springs are but if they are stiff more weight will soften them... sort of.... IMO

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OverkillYJ 08-02-2013 08:51 PM

No difference here either.


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