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Unread 11-22-2010, 09:26 PM   #16
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The key factor is what springs you have.

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Unread 11-22-2010, 09:33 PM   #17
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I had this problem (heavy winch) and simply inflated the front tires with Helium - problem fixed.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 01:40 PM   #18
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I have synthetic line, which helps a lot, as well as being much nicer to use.

My winch mounting plate was kinda heavy, so I added some 20 mm coil spacers on the front of my Jeep and it looks nice and level now.

Hope that helps
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Unread 11-23-2010, 01:51 PM   #19
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How about an aluminum front bumper and winch mount and synthetic line?
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Unread 11-23-2010, 02:11 PM   #20
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The spacers are the easiest and cheapest fix. 3/4" and mine sits perfectly level.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 02:18 PM   #21
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I didn't lose anything noticeable when I dropped a Warn 9500i and mount plate on my factory bumper earlier this year. Using OME springs.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 03:20 PM   #22
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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.
most jeep hitches are not rated for 8000+ pounds. I know my 2 inch receiver is rated for 400lb tongue weight and 4000lb pull. Would not want to put a 8000LB winch on that.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 03:32 PM   #23
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Sounds like a good excuse to buy a heavy duty bumper/tire carrier ....if you aren't adverse to gross weight issues.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 03:36 PM   #24
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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.
Having done it, the receiver style ones really limit your approach angles, and they rattle, and you have to take them on and off all the time.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 10:10 PM   #25
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well i have RC 2 1/2 lift so they are rough country progressive springs. and i have a steel bumper on the front, but stock one on the back im tryin to decide weither to fork out the 500 bucks for the smitty bilt tublar bumper with tire carrier
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Unread 11-23-2010, 10:22 PM   #26
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Check out smitty bilt 10,000lb winch. It comes with synthetic line and a 2 year warranty. Weighed the box it was shipped in and with everything included it was only 65lbs plus we picked it up for $600 canadian.
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Unread 11-24-2010, 12:59 AM   #27
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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.
Think about the last time you got stuck to where you needed a winch. Was your front bumper accessible or was it under the mud/against a rock/underwater? Was there enough room between your bumper and the obstacle for you to stand in front of it and install a winch? Do you like to make other wheelers wait extra long while you dick around installing a winch on the trail? Are you trying to use it for getting your jeep unstuck or are you just wanting to bend the **** outta your bumper?
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How about an aluminum front bumper and winch mount and synthetic line?
that sounds like a recipie for destruction. Besides the thickness of an aluminum bumper that could withstand the same forces as steel would be so thick that one might not realize any weight reduction, just strength reduction.
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Unread 11-24-2010, 01:26 AM   #28
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that sounds like a recipie for destruction. Besides the thickness of an aluminum bumper that could withstand the same forces as steel would be so thick that one might not realize any weight reduction, just strength reduction.
Ever heard of Savvy or Metalcloak I'd say there are quite a few people running aluminum bumpers with integrated winch mounts
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Unread 11-24-2010, 10:00 AM   #29
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Ever heard of Savvy or Metalcloak I'd say there are quite a few people running aluminum bumpers with integrated winch mounts
I have heard of them but did not know that they made alu bumpers. Are these Alu bumpers as strong as steel bumpers? Or are they mostly for looks? Is there any noticable weight reduction? I know that I have shaved several pounds of steel off my bumper on the rocks over the years, I cringe to think what an alu bumper would look like after a few runs through the rubicon.
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Unread 11-24-2010, 10:49 AM   #30
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I have heard of them but did not know that they made alu bumpers. Are these Alu bumpers as strong as steel bumpers? Or are they mostly for looks? Is there any noticable weight reduction? I know that I have shaved several pounds of steel off my bumper on the rocks over the years, I cringe to think what an alu bumper would look like after a few runs through the rubicon.
I and many others here run the Savvy aluminum bumper (that is it in the avatar). Definitely not just for looks. Very strong. There are several threads out there discussing it in detail. Here's one for example: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/sa...2/index15.html
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