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post #16 of 33 Old 10-11-2011, 07:09 AM
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Now what's a "rock climber haul system 2-1 or 3-1?" Never heard of such a thing...
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d to multiple torque/pulling power I believe.

Wellmax - how thick is your plate, I am going to build my own with flat plate across the frame and then a v shaped flat bar from the center to tie into the frame about foot or so back. Used 1/2 inch on the last one I built for an S-10 but that may be overkill on a CJ. I plan to run reese receivers front and rear for multiple uses out of one winch.


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post #17 of 33 Old 10-11-2011, 07:51 AM
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Interesting,I'm doing my winch research,prob gonna be an 8000 lb also.......I'm glad you said the ramsey bolts to the bottom, that won't work.....I'm prob going to have bersk custom build mine bc I cut the ends of the factory bumper off and welded them to the sides of the frame and have semi truck. Tow hooks bolted and welded to the frame, prob gonna make it interesting putting a winch on


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How can I mount a winch to my CJ-7...
Can you post up some pics of your '7?





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Now what's a "rock climber haul system 2-1 or 3-1?" Never heard of such a thing...
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It's a pulley system designe
d to multiple torque/pulling power I believe.

Wellmax - how thick is your plate, I am going to build my own with flat plate across the frame and then a v shaped flat bar from the center to tie into the frame about foot or so back. Used 1/2 inch on the last one I built for an S-10 but that may be overkill on a CJ. I plan to run reese receivers front and rear for multiple uses out of one winch.
do not know for sure, 3/8 thick i guess, but has been said before "do not go cheap" a lot of pressure on the plate and frame connectors.

another thing i will not do "hook the rear hitch to a tree, to keep winch from dragging the jeep when making a pull, if the jeep is being pulled along the ground with the brakes locking all the wheels, then that is about all the little jeep frame needs. you are about to tear something up on your jeep.
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post #21 of 33 Old 10-11-2011, 01:13 PM
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Thanks for the info, one of the reasons to have a "portable" winch is so that when needed it can be mounted to other vehicles, many people have reese receivers. A CJ is not a pull truck it is for carrying its own weight and nothing more. When a pull truck is needed enlist a fullsize long wheel base big block monster, but don't throw it in a hole cause you aint never getting it out if it don't come out on its own. I also can move the winch to a trailer, quick connects on everything you intend to use it for and a GOOD set of jumper cables with quick connects for those surprises, no reason to buy 3 or 4 winches. Just my thoughts, right wrong or otherwise, but again thanks for the info.

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I've mounted one with little less than two shots of tequila and a few kind words

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That's just wrong, funny but wrong!

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wellmax is dead on— anchoring your Jeep at one end while winching from the other end will pull your Jeep apart. If you really find it necessary to do more than hit the brakes, you're supposed to anchor from the same end of the frame you're winching from.

@SKT— I sure will post some pics after I get a new coat of paint this week. Unfortunately, I set the Jeep on fire a couple of nights ago. Anything in particular you were interested in seeing? The M8000 isn't quite mounted yet...

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@SKTó I sure will post some pics after I get a new coat of paint this week. Unfortunately, I set the Jeep on fire a couple of nights ago. Anything in particular you were interested in seeing? The M8000 isn't quite mounted yet...
Nothing in particular, just curious what the Jeep in discussion looks like.

I didn't see any pics when I looked through your previous posts.





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Run a decent winch plate.. they weigh about 20lbs or so and are worth the safety margin. Swap to synthetic line and only fill the Jeep to 3/4 full in the gas tank and you'll come out ahead on weight..

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I have a Ramsey 8000# on my 85 and the PO used a 1/4" plate mounted on top of frame rails and stock bumper. I think like 8, 1/2" grade 8's and some tightly packed snow hold it in place.
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I have a Ramsey 8000# on my 85 and the PO used a 1/4" plate mounted on top of frame rails and stock bumper. I think like 8, 1/2" grade 8's and some tightly packed snow hold it in place.
After 4 years, I think the OP probably figured out how to mount his winch.

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I went the minimal route on my 3B. Material wise, anything more than 1/4" plate in a properly engineered mounting is pure overkill and you are just packing around useless extra weight. This is all boxed with 1/4".


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After 4 years, I think the OP probably figured out how to mount his winch.

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