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post #1 of 26 Old 12-22-2015, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Hi im looking at a winch for my 95 yj for some light off road use it is a 4000 lbs atv/utv 3 stage planetary i'm sure its not the greatest but i don't want to spend a lot do you think it will work .again i'm talking light off road use ...Thanks

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post #2 of 26 Old 12-22-2015, 08:59 PM
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Hi im looking at a winch for my 95 yj for some light off road use it is a 4000 lbs atv/utv 3 stage planetary i'm sure its not the greatest but i don't want to spend a lot do you think it will work .again i'm talking light off road use ...Thanks
No. Is too light. 8k would be as small as you should go. You can find good used ones cheap on Craigslist.
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post #3 of 26 Old 12-22-2015, 09:53 PM
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No. Is too light. 8k would be as small as you should go. You can find good used ones cheap on Craigslist.
This^

The advice I have heard is to go at least 2.5x the weight of your vehicle.

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post #4 of 26 Old 12-23-2015, 01:07 AM
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A stick and a piece of rope is better than no rope and no stick.

If the cost is REALLY cheap there is nothing wrong with having something to extract your jeep.
I use to carry 3 sets of 2ton come a longs. Did I get stuck a lot, "YES", did those things get me out,"YES" did I wish almost every time I had a 8k winch YES.... But it was all I could afford and it got me off the trail. I learned to carry extra straps and a snatch block. A snatch block is not what you think it is if you dont know. It allows you to double back on the cable and almost double the power of winch. MOST of those small ATV winches are rated with a snatch block already installed.

I got one to pull cars up on my auto trailer. It will barely get the trucks I buy up on trailer and takes forever. This is cause I had to double the line to get enough power to just roll up a ramp.


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A stick and a piece of rope is better than no rope and no stick.

If the cost is REALLY cheap there is nothing wrong with having something to extract your jeep.
I use to carry 3 sets of 2ton come a longs. Did I get stuck a lot, "YES", did those things get me out,"YES" did I wish almost every time I had a 8k winch YES.... But it was all I could afford and it got me off the trail. I learned to carry extra straps and a snatch block. A snatch block is not what you think it is if you dont know. It allows you to double back on the cable and almost double the power of winch. MOST of those small ATV winches are rated with a snatch block already installed.

I got one to pull cars up on my auto trailer. It will barely get the trucks I buy up on trailer and takes forever. This is cause I had to double the line to get enough power to just roll up a ramp.


X3 for the snatch block!

I have a baby (3k) winch on the front of mine but I only figured on using it to lift stuff in and out of trees and pull branches while trimming. I got fairly deeply stuck getting to a trim job and while a direct pull just stopped once I pulled all the line out and hooked it back to the bumper I just stood back and it pulled itself out slow but sure.
Next time I have 5 or 6 hundred spare dollars I'll get a bigger winch for the just in case but until then a pair of porta-pulleys are always in the center console.
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post #6 of 26 Old 12-23-2015, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for reply its on sale for $120 regular $300 i doubt i will use it much .won't be doing much off roading .
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post #7 of 26 Old 12-23-2015, 07:10 AM
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Thanks for reply its on sale for $120 regular $300 i doubt i will use it much .won't be doing much off roading .
You can find a winch under 300 on Craigslist rated at 8k. Warn is the gold standard but seriously if you put that 3k on you will kick yourself the first time you pull.
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post #8 of 26 Old 12-23-2015, 07:24 AM
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A every ad mailer I've ever gotten from harbor freight... even their ads in JP... has a coupon for this winch for $300. Why waste your time with an atv or craigslist winch?

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/shadownwpa-91ish-yj-build-thread-1857154/
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post #9 of 26 Old 12-23-2015, 07:47 AM
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I have an X2O 10k winch that was pretty inexpensive as well. Have used it a few times and it seems to get the job done at less than half the price of a Warn
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you can get a 8k for 189 at HF...... they got a sale till end of year.. lifetime warranty
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post #11 of 26 Old 12-23-2015, 08:05 AM
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Thanks for reply its on sale for $120 regular $300 i doubt i will use it much .won't be doing much off roading .
Unless its a WARN..... Skip that,,,
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post #12 of 26 Old 12-23-2015, 08:46 AM
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If you're on a tight budget a winch is the last thing you need. You should never be wheeling alone anyway

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post #13 of 26 Old 12-23-2015, 09:09 AM
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How do people afford wheeling / off-roading but not $300 for a winch?
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post #14 of 26 Old 12-23-2015, 09:20 AM
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Advice of having someone or winch is just that....

I drove offroad by myself as much as i did with a crew... Just got to be smart.... Lack of tools means you can not go out and push the limit... But you can still go out.;.
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post #15 of 26 Old 12-23-2015, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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OK thanks for advise i guess i'll keep looking
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