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Unread 02-06-2008, 10:08 PM   #1
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how many pound winch should i get

i want to pick up a winch but not sure off what weight to get. my buddy has an 8,000lb and swears by it and says all u need is just 1.5 times the weight of your vehicle. what do most people run / recommend>?

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Unread 02-06-2008, 10:21 PM   #2
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8000lbs is a good size winch for a Jeep. But I wouldnt get anything smaller than a 8000lb.


My 9500lb pulls really fast. And has never let me down....yet.
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Unread 02-06-2008, 10:45 PM   #3
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ya i was thinking going with the mile marker 9500si but wasent sure if i needed the extra 1500lb pull weight or if i could just get by with a cheaper 8000lb one
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Unread 02-06-2008, 11:06 PM   #4
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Warn M8000 is a great winch from all the people i've heard from. Thing is though, you gotta get it when its on sale. It goes up and down in price like you can't even imagine. I've heard people who've bought it for around $450, and i've seen it advertised for around $650. Just depends on the time of year you buy it i guess..
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Unread 02-06-2008, 11:10 PM   #5
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Warn M8000 is a great winch from all the people i've heard from. Thing is though, you gotta get it when its on sale. It goes up and down in price like you can't even imagine. I've heard people who've bought it for around $450, and i've seen it advertised for around $650. Just depends on the time of year you buy it i guess..
ya it just shot up to $800+- at 4wd.com last week so hopefully it will drop back down to the $530 it WAS at
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Unread 02-06-2008, 11:12 PM   #6
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The Warn M8000 is $569 at Quadratec.com right now. I run one myself and think its a great winch for the money.
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Unread 02-06-2008, 11:24 PM   #7
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ya i was just luckin around and found the M8000 at winchdepot.com for 516.79 and free shippin so there are definitely places to get it for a steal still
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Unread 02-06-2008, 11:31 PM   #8
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i got my m8000 for $477 with free shipping at www.4wheelparts.com. They were running everything sitewide 15% off at the time. Needed a mounting plate and solenoid bracket for it in order to mount it. I also got some 1/2" wire loom flex tubing to protect the + and - cables.
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Unread 02-06-2008, 11:41 PM   #9
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so you guys i take it are recomending an 8000 lb
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Unread 02-07-2008, 12:14 AM   #10
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so you guys i take it are recomending an 8000 lb
I think so. An 8k winch should definitely be sufficient especially if it's the Warn. My 9500 lb imo can easily be used for 1/2 ton pickups w/o issue. I've had to recover 2 friends so far. Both times I've never had an issue with pulling power, but instead I had issues with my Jeep being dragged instead of the vehicle I was trying to recover. Even with all 4 wheels locked up on dry ground the winch dragged my Jeep like it was a toy. An 8k winch should be perfect, especially if you buy a pulley block as well.
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Unread 02-07-2008, 12:22 AM   #11
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I went with the 9k only cause I wheel with this beast.When he gets stuck we have to use 4 vehicles as anchors and a snatch block
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Unread 02-07-2008, 12:47 AM   #12
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i been running a tabor 9k winch (tabor is warn) for a few months now and love it
used it about 10 times so far and always worked great. Great winch for the price
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Unread 02-07-2008, 12:56 AM   #13
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I can recommend the M8000 too. Got it for $549 on sale back in the day, if there's a 15% off as well I'd jump on that. Great winch.

dawnskaybug, how much does that truck weigh? Just wondering.
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Unread 02-07-2008, 06:53 AM   #14
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I agree on the 8,000lb+ only, I did go the cheap route however scein I will only be doing some moderate offroading a few times a year and got the XRC-8 for $289.
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Unread 02-07-2008, 07:36 AM   #15
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85 to 90 pounds would be great, though 110 pounds would get you into the weight of the 8274-50...... but any will do, as long as it had at least 8000 pounds of pull on the first wrap.
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