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post #1 of 11 Old 09-05-2014, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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wheel winches?

Have seen a few videos about wheel winches, look pretty interesting. Of course a big fat warn would be better I'm sure. But these look pretty simple. Anyone ever run these things?

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-06-2014, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody know what I'm talking about? They're these hubs that connect to special lugs on your wheels and just attach it a rope through a keeper on the front wheel. My phone is tripping or I'd post a link to some YouTube vids that shows them.
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post #3 of 11 Old 09-06-2014, 05:32 PM
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Like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDKY1MwDCWE

Seems cool. But how much do they cost? What happens if you have to turn the wheel while pulling? Then the rope is rubbing the tire

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Rear pinion, front driveshaft cv
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-07-2014, 02:25 AM
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Seems like an awful amount of work for something that a winch can do relatively quickly. Plus with a winch there's no set up involved.

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post #5 of 11 Old 09-07-2014, 03:13 AM
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They're like $1000 buxes in Australia. Factor in shipping, whoa!

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post #6 of 11 Old 09-07-2014, 12:54 PM
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Add a locker also.
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post #7 of 11 Old 09-07-2014, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Ha didn't realize they were so expensive,, too much so for me. Now if they were really cheap I could see throwing some in the back of the zj
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post #8 of 11 Old 09-10-2014, 08:14 AM
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Same as the concept used on ag equipment. Wrap a chain around a wheel and then to a tree and walk it out. Or if u want to be cheap just have a come-a-long. Lol
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post #9 of 11 Old 09-10-2014, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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I really like the simplicity. No wires to short, no battery to go dead, if the wheels are able to spin it'll pull ya. Just at around a grand, makes me think you could possibly fab one yourself. Or have it made.
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post #10 of 11 Old 09-11-2014, 10:03 AM
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Well, I guess this could be somewhat cost effective. If you think about it. It can be used on the front or rear.

With a winch system you would need 2 or you would need to fab up some kind of modular system to move it around.

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Rear pinion, front driveshaft cv
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post #11 of 11 Old 09-11-2014, 04:08 PM
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This is more flexible for using anywhere front, sides, rear, home use, whatever.

https://www.wyeth-scott.com.

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