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tiny terror 05-09-2007 04:23 PM

holy crud, batman, a free winch you don't say???
 
So a buddy of mine's got a warn winch laying around his garage.... how weird is that? And he says he doesn't have any use for it.... and well, he figures I could use it so he said I could come by and get it if I want it. Says it's a big one....

My question is..... will it squish the front end of my jeep and how do I fix that?

Scout 05-09-2007 04:24 PM

What kind of Warn winch is it?

tiny terror 05-09-2007 04:26 PM

I don't know yet. He's at work right now, so I'm going to get it tonight or tomorrow.

Hackle 05-09-2007 04:56 PM

Post up what it is here after you pick it up. We can then tell you if it will work or what it is worth in a trade so you do not get in over your head.
HTH
Jim

amy 05-09-2007 06:00 PM

Do you still have the stock bumpers?
I want a winch, too, but I need to either reinforce my stock bumpers or get something beefier to put the winch on.

4point 05-09-2007 07:02 PM

It does not matter what type of winch it is, tiny you just need to let me try it out first. Wanna make sure it safe, I'll let you know if its any good. :D :D :D

BILLG 05-09-2007 07:21 PM

Amy You don't need to reinforce your bumper.The winch installs on a winch plate you bolt to the frame.Terror if your front end sags just replace the spacers in your lift with longer ones to compensate for the lift.They come in different lengths.Bill

amy 05-09-2007 07:28 PM

Hmmm... Cool! Thanks, Bill. :D

1BLKJP 05-10-2007 01:59 AM

Assuming it is useable for you Tiny all you'd need is a 180 dollar warn TJ winch plate which will still allow you to use your front bumper. Nice score. :D

erickpl 05-10-2007 10:01 AM

Or a much cheaper version from Harbor Freight for about $40.00. They have one for a Jeep TJ.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=3444

If your front end sags a bit, you can add 3/4" spacers to your front springs and be good to go.

One thing to keep in mind, if this winch is an 8274, the mounting pattern is DIFFERENT than any other winch, so you'd need a special mounting plate for it (or drill holes in your new mounting plate).

tiny terror 05-10-2007 10:25 AM

Thanks fellas and chick. I'm hoping to get a chance to go over and pick it up today some time. They have their kids in a million things so even though he lives down the street he's hard to catch. I'm hoping he tossed it in the back of his wife's pickup so she brings it this morning.

I'm not sure why he would have a winch laying around but he's got a tractor and welding equipment and just about everything else at his house, I wouldn't be surprised to find all sorts of stuff over there.

Coolio, spacers. I can do that :D

1BLKJP 05-10-2007 05:31 PM

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, it's now 7 hours later. Do you have a winch yet? :D

tiny terror 05-10-2007 08:19 PM

Hahahaha, actually I ended up talking to a guy from my father's woodworking class and I'm heading out to get a free slab roller and a kiln for my studio. The winch has got to wait until I have time and my buddy has time.

Man, it's been a good week. :D

erickpl 05-11-2007 08:28 AM

How you manage to get all this free stuff???

Odhinn 05-11-2007 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by erickpl (Post 80800)
How you manage to get all this free stuff???


I think it's a female thing, or maybe she just knows the right people. Networking is a good thing sometimes:D

tiny terror 05-11-2007 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by erickpl (Post 80800)
How you manage to get all this free stuff???


I'm short... and blonde... and well... hell I don't know. I'm not even all that nice. One of those weeks. :D

Mike001 05-11-2007 10:42 AM

Man I would have broken into that dudes garage if he said it was mineit'd already be on my Jeep.

erickpl 05-11-2007 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 80822)
I'm short... and blonde... and well... hell I don't know. I'm not even all that nice. One of those weeks. :D

Glad you got it workin for ya... I don't have the attributes I guess. ;)

4point 05-12-2007 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 80822)
I'm short... and blonde... and well... hell I don't know. I'm not even all that nice. One of those weeks. :D

Didn't I read somewhere about your "jugs", thats prob it.

tiny terror 05-15-2007 11:06 PM

Got my winch. It's a Warn XD9000. Now I have to figure out how to install it.

BILLG 05-15-2007 11:15 PM

Thats a very good winch all you need to mount it is a winch plate.I am using one of Zachs at A to Z Fabrication.Wiring it is very simple.Good luck.Bill

AzTJ 05-15-2007 11:18 PM

Score! Awsome stuff Tiny! :D

1BLKJP 05-15-2007 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 82310)
Score! Awsome stuff Tiny! :D

DITTO Chris. Nice pickup. That's about a 700 dollar winch normally. You can use any winch plate that's drilled for a 10x4.5 bolt pattern.

tiny terror 05-15-2007 11:29 PM

He says it's missing the.... remote? Not sure. I'm going to call warn and get the instruction book to go with it and see what else I need.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...rrel/winch.jpg

1BLKJP 05-15-2007 11:33 PM

Chris there should be a control box for it that either attaches to the winch or can be mounted elsewhere.

You can probably also download the manual off of www.warn.com

Check Ebay for the winch control. Should be able to get one pretty cheap.

That's a great winch you got. :D

AzTJ 05-15-2007 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 82318)
Chris there should be a control box for it that either attaches to the winch or can be mounted elsewhere.

Yeah - Normally mounted on the top left... I don't see it:confused:

tiny terror 05-15-2007 11:46 PM

Yeah, missing. I have to buy one.

1BLKJP 05-16-2007 01:13 AM

Chris,

Here's the Warn page you need. It has everything you are looking for. Odds are you have a 12 volt version, but make sure you check based on serial numbers off your winch. 24 volt versions are going be way more intensive to install.

http://www.warn.com/truck/winches/src/XD9000.shtml

amy 05-16-2007 02:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 82310)
Score! Awsome stuff Tiny! :D

You can say that again! That's really cool, Chris.:D

emills 05-16-2007 10:56 AM

Awesome score there!!! Congrats.


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