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post #1 of 6 Old 07-29-2013, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Winch Maintenance

Just wondering about any particular comments on how to maintain my Warn Winch I just put on over the weekend. I have a cover on the way and read that you make sure that the cable is dry before putting it back on the roller and to make sure it is nice and straight. Any other particulars? Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-29-2013, 02:40 PM
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-29-2013, 08:51 PM
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Just wondering about any particular comments on how to maintain my Warn Winch I just put on over the weekend. I have a cover on the way and read that you make sure that the cable is dry before putting it back on the roller and to make sure it is nice and straight. Any other particulars? Thanks in advance.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-31-2013, 08:03 AM
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Which winch is it. The 8274 has a lot of mods you can do but I am not sure of the rest.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-07-2013, 12:20 AM
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Here's a good thread on how to take care of your winch - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f27/h...-help-1299317/
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-07-2013, 05:59 PM
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That thread also asks about theft protection. Although a ton of locktite would make it hard for thieves it would make it hard for you as well. Tuffy sells a product called a "bolt locker". It's a two piece steel cover for one of the plate mounting bolts (usually the front two winch bolts are inaccessible until the mount is removed). One half goes on with one of the plate mounting bolts and the cover locks to it. It is made from 1/4" steel so it is quite durable.

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