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Unread 03-06-2002, 08:15 AM   #1
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Winch Questions

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


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Unread 03-06-2002, 08:25 AM   #2
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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.

-Rob
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Unread 03-06-2002, 11:18 AM   #3
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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!
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Unread 03-06-2002, 09:51 PM   #4
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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.

-Rob
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.
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Unread 03-06-2002, 10:00 PM   #5
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Ya nailed this one Rob. Surprised to see it come from a power steering winch owner.
And an Isuzu owner to boot!! Go figure!

-Rob
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1995.5 Isuzu Rodeo - SAS'd and SOA'd, sitting on 36x12.50 TSLs, D44 front, 14bff rear, locked by OX and Detriot, suspensions by Jeep and Chevy, high steer conversion, 5.13 gearing and Teralow in the case.
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Unread 03-06-2002, 10:49 PM   #6
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He must know about winches and getting stuck since he owns a Rodeo
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Unread 03-06-2002, 11:05 PM   #7
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He must know about winches and getting stuck since he owns a Rodeo
Or maybe that knowledge comes from all the stuck Jeeps I've pulled out? 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"

-Rob
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1995.5 Isuzu Rodeo - SAS'd and SOA'd, sitting on 36x12.50 TSLs, D44 front, 14bff rear, locked by OX and Detriot, suspensions by Jeep and Chevy, high steer conversion, 5.13 gearing and Teralow in the case.
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Unread 03-07-2002, 01:52 PM   #8
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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?
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