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post #16 of 74 Old 02-27-2013, 03:05 PM
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^^^^ WOW, do you work for Warn?


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post #17 of 74 Old 02-27-2013, 03:39 PM
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^^^^ WOW, do you work for Warn?
No it seems more like he got bitterly fired by Mile Marker
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post #18 of 74 Old 02-27-2013, 03:57 PM
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What about the Runva winches?? I never hear anything about these winches.. seen acouple u tube vids on them but thats was it. They sell winch and mounting plate plus other stuff for around 400
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post #19 of 74 Old 02-27-2013, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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i bought a ramsey rep 8000 winch, ramsey also builds a mount kit for the jeep. made for a nice clean job

made mounting the winch onto the jeep much easier. you must have a good mount kit, as winches buildup a lot of pressure on the mount plate.

also, you should always pull straight if possible, the jeep frame is weak, you can bend the jeep frame before you know it when making a heavy pull.
nice looking Jeep and thanks for the hint i never knew that was possible lol
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post #20 of 74 Old 02-27-2013, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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How about this...


For $479 + Free Shipping. Buy a knock-off center console. Buy a copy-cat bikini top. Don't be a test mule for recovery gear.
yeah i dont wanna ball up a ton of money on a winch im going to use probably 5 times a year thats why i was looking into engo
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post #21 of 74 Old 02-27-2013, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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basically in order to choose the right winch its basically choose it and the hell with it. cause everyone has their ups and down with all of them. besides the Warn but jesus Warn aint nothing cheap
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post #22 of 74 Old 02-27-2013, 05:09 PM
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Go with what you can afford, most likely anything you choose will last a very long time!

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post #23 of 74 Old 02-27-2013, 05:16 PM
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Go with what you can afford, most likely anything you choose will last a very long time!

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post #24 of 74 Old 02-27-2013, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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sounds legit! so when i put up the winch i wont need a bigger alternator or battery but it wouldnt hurt to do so right?
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post #25 of 74 Old 02-27-2013, 05:52 PM
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Pretty much. I also always winch with the engine running just to be sure I dont drain it. While you are hooking up the wires it may be a good idea to replace some battery cables or at least make sure the terminals are in good shape. My wires ran through the grill and along the grill brace rod to the battery.

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post #26 of 74 Old 02-27-2013, 06:30 PM
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Don't waste your money on a cheap winch. They WILL fail at the worst possible time and you will end up either walking or asking a guy in a Chevy for a pull.....

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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post #27 of 74 Old 02-27-2013, 09:09 PM
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The moment you find out that your cheap chinese winch doesnt work is the moment you need it the most, what about when you need replacement parts? Saving money is always good but when you need to get off the trail or stuck a winch that will perform is priceless. The two major problems to cause a winch to fail is lack of use and abuse.
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post #28 of 74 Old 02-28-2013, 08:21 AM
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Just get the Engo and put a warn sticker on it. Thats what I did, works for me, used it a few times pic of first time, out alone,
All the other puddles were shallow with a good bottom, not this one.
The switch in the controller is a piece of crap, but I used the wire and made a handle for a switch from mcmaster carr.
Plus I got a wireless remote off ebay for like $12.00, with a cool little keyring remote, it works so far, batteries probably be dead when i try it next?
I got my winch mount from Bersk, Its nice.
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post #29 of 74 Old 02-28-2013, 08:54 AM
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The moment you find out that your cheap chinese winch doesnt work is the moment you need it the most, what about when you need replacement parts? Saving money is always good but when you need to get off the trail or stuck a winch that will perform is priceless. The two major problems to cause a winch to fail is lack of use and abuse.
People need to understand that all things need maintainence, your Jeep, your car and your winch. You just don't jump in any rig and drive it and ecpect it to last forever.

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post #30 of 74 Old 02-28-2013, 08:56 AM
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People need to understand that all things need maintainence, your Jeep, your car and your winch. You just don't jump in any rig and drive it and ecpect it to last forever.
So your saying I should check the water level in my diffs?

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