I am looking at buying a winch for my 89 YJ but don't want to spend a lot, I am thinking maybe a used one, can any of you give me suggestions on what I want to look for. Thanks
03-06-2002 09:25 AM
Warn! M-series if you want cheap. Xi-series for nice all around, average priced winch. And then HS9500i or 8274 if you want the best.
03-06-2002 12:18 PM
I got the 8274 :).... Best thing iv put on my jeep. Look 4 a used one cause the new are 1300.00 I got mine used from a guy who didnt know what he had for 200.00 :) Lucky find. If u do alot of winching u cant beat the 8274 with 150 feet of 3/8 and the fast pull. Its rated at 8000 but iv pulled more with straight cable. Always rember with a winch u need a 800 cold cranking amp battery and an alternator of atleast 140 amps to make it work properly. Good luck, and make sure u put in a on off switch or fuselink so u dont catch fire!
03-06-2002 10:51 PM
Originally posted by RodeoRob: Warn! M-series if you want cheap. Xi-series for nice all around, average priced winch. And then HS9500i or 8274 if you want the best.
Man, that's the best quick recommendation I've ever seen. Ya nailed this one Rob. Surprised to see it come from a power steering winch owner.
03-06-2002 11:00 PM
Originally posted by osburn: Ya nailed this one Rob. Surprised to see it come from a power steering winch owner.
And an Isuzu owner to boot!! :eek: Go figure! :D
03-06-2002 11:49 PM
He must know about winches and getting stuck since he owns a Rodeo :p
03-07-2002 12:05 AM
Originally posted by Josh: He must know about winches and getting stuck since he owns a Rodeo :p
Or maybe that knowledge comes from all the stuck Jeeps I've pulled out? :p Guess you won't know til you see me out on the trail ;) hehe
geez osburn, i see your attitude is rubbing off on your fellow jeepers... pretty soon everyone will be taking cheap shots at the "ricer dude" :D
03-07-2002 02:52 PM
i recently picked up a used 8274 that needed a motor for $350.new motor(not from warn) $200.and a winch plate that i can easily adapt for my yj.btw rob,it's a jeep board,what do you expect? :D :p :D