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Unread 11-08-2011, 06:01 PM   #76
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OK this should be my last update. I finally got a Hobart welding cable lug for 5/16" stud and pressed it on the end of the cable. I also found a pin to put in my hook. So this evening I put the cable on the drum. It actually flipped around and hit me in the face, gave me a slightly bloody nose and busted lip but I got it done. When I put the cable on I had half a quart of 5W-20 leftover from my Civic's oil change. So I soaked a rag and oiled the cable with it as I spooled it in. Looks great and I can't wait to use it.



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Unread 11-09-2011, 05:01 AM   #77
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Amazing thread. Thanks for taking the time to share your work. Hope I never have to do it. nice job!!

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Unread 11-09-2011, 07:53 AM   #78
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I have got to admit..... This has been one of the better threads to follow even though I did participate somewhat. Great Job!
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Unread 11-09-2011, 08:48 AM   #79
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Amazing thread. Thanks for taking the time to share your work. Hope I never have to do it. nice job!!

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I have got to admit..... This has been one of the better threads to follow even though I did participate somewhat. Great Job!
Thanks guys. Hopefully others will find it useful.
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Unread 11-21-2011, 08:19 AM   #80
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The winch really looks great Lou. I guess now you need to get busy with the "testing" phase.

One of the really great things about a project like this is your comfort level with the piece of equipment. There is precious little that I haven't rebuilt or outright made for my rig. It's a good feeling when you're fully aware of the capabilities and limitations of practically every component on your vehicle. It's also knowledge that you really can't get any other way.
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Unread 11-21-2011, 08:39 AM   #81
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The winch really looks great Lou. I guess now you need to get busy with the "testing" phase.

One of the really great things about a project like this is your comfort level with the piece of equipment. There is precious little that I haven't rebuilt or outright made for my rig. It's a good feeling when you're fully aware of the capabilities and limitations of practically every component on your vehicle. It's also knowledge that you really can't get any other way.
Thanks a lot. It was a fun rebuild and I'm hoping to get a good test out of it at Choccolocco Mountain in AL this December. I'll definitely post pics of it in action if I use it. The knowledge you gain from tearing into something and putting it back together is invaluable and it's a great feeling when you're done. I had the same feeling when I successfully put in my first set of gears. Of course I was on edge for a month during the break-in period.

I'm jealous because my buddy has his MX8000 on the work bench. One of the wires to the armature post to the brushes came apart. That's not what I'm jealous about though, he's picking up an M8274 this week and plans on rebuilding it. I'd love to get one of those. I have caught myself cruising CL a lot for them.
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Unread 11-22-2011, 08:54 AM   #82
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Watch long enough and you'll find one for a decent price. I almost didn't buy mine because there was so little there, but when I stopped and thought about it, I realized that even if it had been functional, I'd have probably replaced all the pieces that I had to buy anyway.

I wouldn't be too jealous of your friend. I'm pretty sure that either of my sons (12 and 15) could easily rebuild an 8274. There's just not much to it. Going through a planetary is something else entirely.

Take a lot of pictures when you go to Choccolocco Mountain. Some of us need all the inspiration we can get. I've been doing some shakedown runs in mine and getting some bugs worked out, but real wheeling is still on hold until a few more things are buttoned up. What's killing me is how many really great wheeling areas are so near. Living on the edge of the Ozarks has it's advantages. Trails, Rocks, Water Crossings, Mud, and even sand dunes if I'm willing to drive the 300 miles to Little Sahara to get sand packed into every open area and bearing in my Jeep.
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Unread 12-11-2011, 10:04 AM   #83
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Watch long enough and you'll find one for a decent price. I almost didn't buy mine because there was so little there, but when I stopped and thought about it, I realized that even if it had been functional, I'd have probably replaced all the pieces that I had to buy anyway.

I wouldn't be too jealous of your friend. I'm pretty sure that either of my sons (12 and 15) could easily rebuild an 8274. There's just not much to it. Going through a planetary is something else entirely.

Take a lot of pictures when you go to Choccolocco Mountain. Some of us need all the inspiration we can get. I've been doing some shakedown runs in mine and getting some bugs worked out, but real wheeling is still on hold until a few more things are buttoned up. What's killing me is how many really great wheeling areas are so near. Living on the edge of the Ozarks has it's advantages. Trails, Rocks, Water Crossings, Mud, and even sand dunes if I'm willing to drive the 300 miles to Little Sahara to get sand packed into every open area and bearing in my Jeep.
I'll be sure to take plenty of pics and hopefully test out the winch. We shall see. Yeah Arkansas has good spots from what I've seen. I've contemplated taking a trip out there but I also have thought of Rausch Creek in PA.
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Unread 12-11-2011, 11:24 AM   #84
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I'll be sure to take plenty of pics and hopefully test out the winch. We shall see. Yeah Arkansas has good spots from what I've seen. I've contemplated taking a trip out there but I also have thought of Rausch Creek in PA.
This summer we were about 30 miles from Moab. If I'd been in any other vehicle we owned I'd have taken the extra time (we were in my Charger). Someday, I'm going back with my Jeep.

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This summer we were about 30 miles from Moab. If I'd been in any other vehicle we owned I'd have taken the extra time (we were in my Charger). Someday, I'm going back with my Jeep.

Have fun and be careful.
Thanks!

My buddy, and best man in my wedding next year, just asked me to be his best man a month before my wedding. We both agreed that we're taking a big jeep trip. Colorado and Moab sounds good but I think we're going to stay on the East Coast. Rausch Creek maybe?
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Unread 12-20-2011, 06:21 AM   #86
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Got to use my rebuilt M8000 a few times over the weekend. It worked flawlessly and didn't have the rattle like sound. I was very impressed. In the pic below I pulled up a root...a big root. I snagged it and kept going and it got under my bell housing and lifted the front end so I lost traction.



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Unread 01-20-2012, 12:34 PM   #87
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I got another question guys.

I've read others throwing out the idea of using a 6 HP motor to replace the M8000 4.2 HP motor. Can anyone confirm this? I'm going to keep researching since I haven't bought the motor yet. I'm still waiting on the rebuild kit from Warn. It should be here tomorrow. I've gotten everything else painted I just need the gaskets and bushings now.
did you ever find more info on the 6hp motor swap?
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Unread 01-20-2012, 02:06 PM   #88
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did you ever find more info on the 6hp motor swap?
I never found much info on the upgrade and didn't pursue it because I was able to reuse my 4.6 HP Warn motor. From what I can tell you can do the 6 HP motor but it's quite a chunk of change. I was about to get a replacement 6 HP one but it was made in China and did not get good reviews. The cheap 6 HP motor said it was compatible with the M8000.

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Go to an electrical motor shop. They can build one to fit.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 07:29 AM   #90
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Go to an electrical motor shop. They can build one to fit.
I know this is a late response but the motor shops I called wanted to charge me more money to rebuild than a new motor from Warn cost. So I didn't pursue it after that.
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