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Bludnguts 11-22-2010 02:19 PM

winch weight bad ?
 
So i have a 2005 jeep TJ and i have put a 2 1/2" lift and 33's on, and i am worry some when i take it out cuz i dont wanna get stuck out in the boonies. i currently have a smittybilt front bumper on it and it has a slight rake on it, but i wanna put a winch on it but i looked it up and it weighs 94lbs and i wanted to know how much more it would lower my jeep. i dont want a huge rake on my jeep a slight rake is fine with me though. thanks ..

MikeyJ 11-22-2010 02:25 PM

All jeeps are different, find something or someone near 100pounds and have them stand on the front bumper.

Drew4 11-22-2010 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeyJ (Post 10495470)
All jeeps are different, find something or someone near 100pounds and have them stand on the front bumper.

Win. /thread.

GOLENJEEPTJ 11-22-2010 02:40 PM

Most people add spacers after mounting the winch if needed, to level out.

OutermostJeep 11-22-2010 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by GOLENJEEPTJ (Post 10495579)
Most people add spacers after mounting the winch if needed, to level out.

Yup. Added 3/4" spacers to mine after installing the winch, and all is well.

blubaru2002 11-22-2010 03:22 PM

Throw the winch on there and start parking facing up hill.

MO2500 11-22-2010 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by GOLENJEEPTJ (Post 10495579)
Most people add spacers after mounting the winch if needed, to level out.

This.

Also, you could run synthetic winch line. Safer and lighter than steel cable which would help reduce the overall weight your adding to the front bumper :thumbsup:

Darkmoon 11-22-2010 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by mo2500 (Post 10495882)
also, you could run synthetic winch line. Safer and lighter than steel cable which would help reduce the overall weight your adding to the front bumper :thumbsup:

x2

GOLENJEEPTJ 11-22-2010 03:45 PM

Yep... pros & cons to synthetic.I personally like it but, I will wait before the several hundred dollar replacement line on my Warn. It is still great after many years and situations.

2005X 11-22-2010 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by GOLENJEEPTJ (Post 10495968)
Yep... pros & cons to synthetic.I personally like it but, I will wait before the several hundred dollar replacement line on my Warn. It is still great after many years and situations.

for me after 4 years of running 100ft of steel cable with several kinks, and lugging around all the extra weight i see a synthetic cable in my near future.

Gary2 11-22-2010 07:41 PM

I think I read switching to synthetic on an M8000 would take about 30-35lbs off of it which makes a big difference on the front bumper of a Jeep

flatlander757 11-22-2010 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Gary2 (Post 10497440)
I think I read switching to synthetic on an M8000 would take about 30-35lbs off of it which makes a big difference on the front bumper of a Jeep

Makes a big difference to your wallet too:laugh:

It's good stuff, but no reason to change if your steel cable is still in good shape and you PROPERLY MAINTAIN IT and use it SAFELY:thumbsup:

Just get some front spring spacers to fix your leveling issues:rtft:

Gary2 11-22-2010 08:33 PM

I just didn't care for the way the jeep felt with the added weight on the nose between the plate and the winch it adds up which is why the front gets lower naturally. I added a spacer so it looked better but thats all a spacer does in that case it just makes it looks better when whats needed is stronger springs.

subtlez28 11-22-2010 08:39 PM

I deleted my winch for the same reason. My Superwinch with plate weighed 120 pounds!

Not to hyjack, but why don't more people run a front 2" receiver, so the winch could be carried inside, then slid into the front or rear receiver depending on situation? I think that is my plan unless I missed something.

And synthetic line sounds like a worthwhile investment to me. I cannot shake my road racing, every pound counts mentality.

BYuen 11-22-2010 09:04 PM

Also depends on the springs you have. I run RE springs with a high spring rate. After I added all the armor, bumpers, winch, and whatnot, I didn't notice too much of a difference.


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