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is an 8000pound winch too small a winch for a standard hardtop 40 series? not likely to winch up vertical walls or anything, just pull my ass off some rocks, or out of a bit of slippery mud. (not deep bogs)
 

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bad_religion_au said:
is an 8000pound winch too small a winch for a standard hardtop 40 series? not likely to winch up vertical walls or anything, just pull my ass off some rocks, or out of a bit of slippery mud. (not deep bogs)


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Everything that you need to know about an 8K# winch.


Has worked great for years on this pig...





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and about five minutes after this picture was taken, I broke the right rear lockout and twisted off the left front inner axle....we then spent the next two hours using the winch to get my busted junk out of 1%....



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There once was a time that I thought hydraulic winches were the only way to go and that ALL electrical winches sucked. I then found myself on the end of an 8274 and that changed everything. It was on the front of the last buggy, and will be on the front of the new one when it is done.




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so that's a "yes 8000 pounds is adequate" :D
 
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there is a BIG difference between the 8274 and all the other planetary 8000 pound winches (the 8274 is not planetary-almost every other common consumer winch is)
 
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CruisinGA said:
there is a BIG difference between the 8274 and all the other planetary 8000 pound winches


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I bought one on this board for only $800 and it was in nearly perfect shape. I don't even think that it had been mounted on anything.
 
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I know the 8274 has a huge following but i have done great with the two Warn M8000's I have. Maybe if I was doing the stuff you guys do I would need more, But so far I am very happy with what I have.
 
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Oh yeah, If you have a winch You need a snatch block. It halves the load on the winch so a 8000 LB winch acts like a 16,000 LB winch. You need twice as much cable but it makes a huge differance when your trying to suck your rig out of the mud.
 
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8274 the best friend a bad boys toy can have... power. speed. and an extra 50'
I'm looking for another one myself
 
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bj42turbo said:
Hmm Adam, dose this mean you have one lined up :)

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ummm possibly... but since my powersteering box got sold from under me, i don't have that much confidence...
 
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Trollhole said:
Are there any advantages of having the 8274 mounted with the rollers comming throught the bumper rather than having it mounted above?

It gets it out from in front of the radiator.
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Trollhole said:
Are there any advantages of having the 8274 mounted with the rollers comming throught the bumper rather than having it mounted above?

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Yes, it means that the force from the winch is straight shear on the mounts and is no longer somewhat rotational like yours is, and what Michael said about airflow through the radiator.
 

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I see. Though I haven't had a problem with cooling. I assume if I had a sbc I would. And I see your point in rotational effect. I think it would snap the cable before snaping those 4 bolts. I might just add another set through the frame just incase. Thanks.
 

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