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Old 02-02-2007
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Has anyone ever installed a winch (manual or 12v) in the bed of their pick up? I'm thinking about installing one to help me pull my quad up the ramps and into my bed.
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drive it up.
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drive it up.
It's not as easy as you think, the bed of a ford ranger as you may know isn't as wide as bigger models, the wheel wells cause a problem for one. The other thing is that a sport quad doesn't have 4 wheel drive so only the rear wheels are spinning and when you get to a certain point (becuase of the height of my truck) the quad wants to flip backwards, a winch would help out greatly.
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Iv actually been thinking of doing this because i have an extra 2k winch that im not using. I just dont know were to mount it because i dont want to drill into my bed. So if anyone who has any ideas lemme know.
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Iv actually been thinking of doing this because i have an extra 2k winch that im not using. I just dont know were to mount it because i dont want to drill into my bed. So if anyone who has any ideas lemme know.
Make a bracket utilizing the bed bolts?
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Make a bracket utilizing the bed bolts?
Good idea.

The couple times I took mine I just pushed it up. Mine is only 125cc and weighs nothing I can image if you have a big 500cc 4x4 beast.
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yea, i would use the existing bolts.. as long as u dont try and pull much more then a bike or quad
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I always just park with my back tires in a ditch and my tailgate on the other side of the ditch making the angle less severe and just drive it up. But not everyone has a ditch around, so just to give those who do have a ditch an idea.
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I always just park with my back tires in a ditch and my tailgate on the other side of the ditch making the angle less severe and just drive it up. But not everyone has a ditch around, so just to give those who do have a ditch an idea.
Thats kinda what I do but instead my driveway has a huge dip in it from the gutters and when my back ires go in there my tailgate is only 6 inches off the ground.
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Well what I did was make my quad ramp longer by a extra 2 feet. Less of a angle and less of my going through the back window as well.
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