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EastHamptonJeep 05-17-2011 09:07 AM

Eyeing a Warn 8274
 
From what I understand these are good winches and pretty nearly impossible to actually kill, but I'm not very familiar with winches and was wondering if this looked like it would be a hard rebuild and what it would likely take to bring it back to function. The seller says they haven't tested it at all, but not 100% sure thats ture. But... it looks um... well, it looks like this:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y26...ian/winchy.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y26...n/IMG_2085.jpg

What ya think?

Ibuildembig 05-17-2011 09:14 AM

Its an 80's model....I would buy it :)

They are pretty easy to totally rebuild, and all the parts are available. They are the fastest winch ever made, and nearly indestructable.....btw, they are way underrated too

KP Texan 05-17-2011 09:52 AM

Looks like the part number, serial number, and manufacture date were intentionally removed from the tag....hmmmm? :D

-Wes

EastHamptonJeep 05-17-2011 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KP Texan (Post 1244828)
Looks like the part number, serial number, and manufacture date were intentionally removed from the tag....hmmmm? :D

-Wes

I noticed that, thus my failure to believe the "unknown" about the working vs not working. But, it seems like most of the parts are available.

Is there anything I should be looking at upon inspection if they get back to me.

Ibuildembig 05-17-2011 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KP Texan (Post 1244828)
Looks like the part number, serial number, and manufacture date were intentionally removed from the tag....hmmmm? :D

-Wes

Nah it just looks that way...on those, its a stamping on the case. All the decals have holes in them so you can see the stampings.

KP Texan 05-17-2011 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ibuildembig (Post 1244841)
Nah it just looks that way...on those, its a stamping on the case. All the decals have holes in them so you can see the stampings.

Ohhhhh, I gotcha....I assumed the numbers were stamped on the tag.. thats what I get for ASSuming! :)

-Wes

EastHamptonJeep 05-17-2011 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KP Texan (Post 1244858)
Ohhhhh, I gotcha....I assumed the numbers were stamped on the tag.. thats what I get for ASSuming! :)

-Wes


I assumed the same. I'm glad to be corrected

danieldlg_13 05-17-2011 10:13 AM

If these are nearly impossible to kill, then why would this dead winch need rebuilding? I'm thinking it is stolen.

EastHamptonJeep 05-17-2011 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danieldlg_13 (Post 1244870)
If these are nearly impossible to kill, then why would this dead winch need rebuilding? I'm thinking it is stolen.


Person claims to have never hooked it up so does not know if it works or not. Looks to be in a shed with alot of random auto parts. I am assuming it needs a little work since there is some lovely green buildup on the solenoids

Jerry Bransford 05-17-2011 10:18 AM

How much does he want for it?

Ibuildembig 05-17-2011 10:18 AM

You can totally rebuild it for less than 200 bucks easily.

danieldlg_13 05-17-2011 10:18 AM

What's he asking for the part? Did he give you a story behind how it fell into his possesion?

EastHamptonJeep 05-17-2011 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by danieldlg_13 (Post 1244881)
What's he asking for the part? Did he give you a story behind how it fell into his possesion?

he didn't specify either in his add, waiting for a reply. Wanted some background info before I ventured in over my head is all.

danieldlg_13 05-17-2011 10:23 AM

Well, its a good find if its in descent shape.

Gary2 05-17-2011 08:04 PM

Its a good winch but keep in mind being thats a heavy one .You are dealling with a lightly sprung , already nose heavey TJ . I prefer staying as light as possible . Synthetic wire rope took off a fair amount of weight and using an OE bumper saved me some more Vs a heavy aftermarket bumper which I have no use for either.

Rubicon2 05-17-2011 09:15 PM

Anyone else notice it is missing mounting feet on one side? Looks like they broke off or something in the first picture.

Ibuildembig 05-17-2011 09:54 PM

They are not missing, the drum is just turned :)


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