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post #1 of 13 Old 06-14-2013, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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winch cover

Do I need one? Who all on here runs one? My jeep sees a lot of on road use.


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post #2 of 13 Old 06-15-2013, 12:40 AM
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It's more for rain and snow for a cover
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post #3 of 13 Old 06-15-2013, 07:00 AM
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you don't need one UNLESS you have synthetic winch line, (sun damages it).

If it's not supposed to move and does use duct tape.
If it's supposed to move and doesn't use WD40
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post #4 of 13 Old 06-15-2013, 07:50 AM
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I run one it helps to keep the winch looking nice keeps the salt off the cable and just keeps it nice. There pretty simple just get a nice one so it fits easy and you don't have to tie it on...stretchy is where its at

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post #5 of 13 Old 06-15-2013, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the responses. I going to get one. I have a Badlands 12,000 so they don't make one for it I'll have to find one to fit.

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post #6 of 13 Old 06-15-2013, 09:30 AM
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I've seen a warn one fit a quadratec one like a glove warn makes the best covers I've seen they use a real nice material I have an engo winch and am engo cover it guys great too

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post #7 of 13 Old 06-15-2013, 01:42 PM
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I've got a Warn M8000 with the controller under the hood. I bought a winch cover for a larger Warn winch and had my wife do some sewing to it to make it smaller on top, plus she put two large clips on one end that goes around the wiring running out of the winch just to help keep it on. However it's never blown off. It's a little baggy but it works fine.





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post #8 of 13 Old 06-16-2013, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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I've got a Warn M8000 with the controller under the hood. I bought a winch cover for a larger Warn winch and had my wife do some sewing to it to make it smaller on top, plus she put two large clips on one end that goes around the wiring running out of the winch just to help keep it on. However it's never blown off. It's a little baggy but it works fine.



Man that cover looks great

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post #9 of 13 Old 06-17-2013, 04:50 AM
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I found that my cover kept more moisture in than it blocked. At least with rain it will dry. Every time I took my cover off I found dew like drips over the whole thing. I think it corroded more because of the cover.
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post #10 of 13 Old 06-17-2013, 06:37 AM
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I have a Ramsey cover on my Ramsey winch. Tight fit. Its made of neoprene. I haven't noticed any moisture retention. It's kept the winch free of winter time road grime.
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post #11 of 13 Old 06-17-2013, 11:34 AM
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I have a badlands 12k winch and this champion cover on amazon fits very well. Its not a perfect fit, but the price was right. Theres also a drawstring to take out the slack. Ill try to post a pic later today. You can even turn it around so it looks all black.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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post #12 of 13 Old 06-18-2013, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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I was looking at this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/281041512686...84.m1423.l2649

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post #13 of 13 Old 06-18-2013, 11:25 PM
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I found that my cover kept more moisture in than it blocked. At least with rain it will dry. Every time I took my cover off I found dew like drips over the whole thing. I think it corroded more because of the cover.
I concluded that mine did the same thing. Its the age old question about shock boots but with the winch.
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