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post #1 of 6 Old 06-30-2001, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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i need to figure out what winch to get also any jeep events around nc

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-02-2001, 12:26 PM
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I've got an 8000 lb warn up front on my yj and a 6000 lb warn on a receiever mount that I can put on the rear. The 6000 lb is "fast"! I'd get at least an 8000 lb but look for a fast line speed with power in, power out, and freespooling capibilities.

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-15-2001, 07:37 PM
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I have talked to a bunch of buddies with winches, and so far, most have said that 6000lb is ok if you use a high amp alternator. Expect double line pulls most of the time with the 6000lb.

8000lb winches are more than capable of getting Jeeps out of trouble using single line only .. double line for the crazy stucks.

Anything over 9000lb is overkill on most Jeeps .. unless you are running 40" or larger tires. You are more likely to rip your frame in half with a 12,000lb winch if one end is tied to a tree and the other is pullin' a buddy out.

You will want the lowest profile winch possible to keep the airflow to the radiator maximum to prevent over heating.

Make sure to build a "winch kit" that includes gloves, tree saver, cable dampner, shackles, snatch block .. visit and click on their accessories listing .. they do have premade kits available as well.

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post #4 of 6 Old 09-17-2001, 03:43 PM
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I have a Warn x8000i. Mounted on a Tomken plate w/ brush guard. I did a lot of research before it was purchased. I think this was the "biggest bang for the buck". And best warranty.
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The only major event I can think of is the Dixie run in Tellico in October. I think the web address is

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post #6 of 6 Old 10-16-2001, 08:09 PM
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Originally posted by mohmane:
i need to figure out what winch to get also any jeep events around nc
Generally speaking, the winch you get should be at least 1.5 times the weight of the vehicle. A good 8000 or 9000 lb winch will work nicely on a Jeep.

As for Jeep Events, there is an event called the Fall Scramble in which I will more than likely be trail guiding at Uwharrie National Forest the first weekend of November.

You can get more info at:

Here's some info on the Spring Scramble that took place this year:

If you have any questions, feel free to email me privately. Hope to see ya there!

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