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Old 02-24-2008
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here is a couple pictures of my setup.

winch installed.
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very nice, what model is that?
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ive been searching and i came up with a list. let me know if this is enough or if i can do without.

Front and rear hitch.
8000lb winch
20,000lb snatchblock
tree saver strap
D ring shackle
hitch mount for winch like this one:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...002342/c-10101

more then enough? i can also throw in a high-lift or a reciever shackle so i can double line the winch in the front. haha i just want some opinions on a good setup.
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The winch is a warn xd8000.

Your list sounds about right, but I would carry atleast 4 shackles.
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thanks for the advice. what are you running recovery wise?
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I carry alot of stuff.

winch
atleast 5 shackles
2 tow straps
2 tree savers
hip waders
snatchblock
2 shovels (one is a folding Army type)
change of clothes
rain suit
sleeping bag
tools/plus extra wire and connectors
at least 2 flashlights
I know I am forgetting a few things but this is just the basics.
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Hey, that's mine

I'm a little late in the thread, but mine is permanently mounted because I'm WAAAYY too lazy to take the winch on and off.

I'm running a 9000 lb mile marker and it has worked wonders for me.

-Levino
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i have a question. can u take recovery gear too far? the stuff i posted was a basic setup but thats what im thinking about right now. i dont offroad a lot cause of not haveing any recovery points. so now that i will have somin in the future i will start offroading more, but this is somin on my mind.
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What you posted is fine for now. When you start having to use the gear you will discovery what you need to add and what you don't need. I tend to carry more then I need most of the time because you never know what kind of situation you are going to get yourself into.
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Yeah I'd go for a 9k, I see a lot of those on Craigslist. You have to keep in mind that as more cable goes out the pulling capacity lessens. You'd be fine with a 8k-9k. I think Summit sells the winch plates as well.
comman misconsepsion the more line you have out hte stronger it is , your pulling range is 4 wraps around the drum to 2 layers of wraps anything past the second layer of wire rope and you dissapate by 25% per layer ,
Thats the reason they make shackels 1 its another pulley so it doubles you rating , second it requires more line off the drum to reach your tow point giving you maximum pulling eficency .

Go with no less than an 8k rember these trucks weigh what 4k pounds or more , add in the fact your gunna be stuck so the force it takes to free you also . Also recovering your buddies whos rig might weigh more .

Another thing invest money in the winch . Dont get a cheap one go with Mile MArker or warn only . Mile markers are used by most every company that makes firetrucks and rescue rigs , plus the US military uses mile marker so there proven military grade and there decent priced a good 8k will run 499 at most retail sales outlets . Warn the name speaks for itself it was the first and has been abused ever since .
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Ah I see, that does make sense. Learn something new every day.
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smitty built makes a nice winch for 300 bucks 8,000 lbs. its a decent winch but we did run into a problem this weekend that the remote cable and the connector it connects into snaped off and the winch got stuck on, we had to pop the hood and rip the battery cable out we stoped the truck just in time before he winched him selfe into the tree.. this is rare though i have never heard of this happeing im not sure if there was a defect in his winch but other than that its a pretty beefy winch and its small enough to tuck away in the bumper.. im sure once he gets a hold of the vender they will man up and replace it for him cause that was one scary situation...
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also i have a question about the front reciever if i get a body lift (3inch) will the reciever hang below the bumper causing the winch to be too low? or is there a way to make the reciever stay in the bumper with a body lift?
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Yeah go to a shop and get them to cut the receiver and re-weld it so its 3 inches higher. They can do the same thing a rear hitch.
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The front hitch is going to be a problem as it mounts inbetween the frame rails. Do a search for front hitches on here and you should find rangererv post about his custom front hitch and one other guy that had to mod his to work with a bodylift.
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this is helping me out alot as i want to do a 3" body too!
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i just notched my valence to run a front hitch
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i just notched my valence to run a front hitch
Why? In the pictures Chad posted it looks like it fits perfect stock. Looks like I could re-attach my front license plate and completely cover it up.
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Why? In the pictures Chad posted it looks like it fits perfect stock. Looks like I could re-attach my front license plate and completely cover it up.

oh, chad has his bumper in the stock location


I had a 3inch bodylift
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oh, chad has his bumper in the stock location


I had a 3inch bodylift
Ahh alright
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lol word.
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i have 2wd ranger wieghts 2956 lbs so theres no 4000 winch that i could pick up (was in a rush to build) so i picked up 5000 works like a dream
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Keep in mind that the curb weight of your truck is not the same as the "stuck weight". If you really need the winch to drag you out of a nasty hole like stuck up to the frame in mud or sand, you will likely have more than 5000 pounds of resistance.

If you get a ****** block, you will have 10000 pounds of rated pull (but half the distance of usable cable), that should get you out of anything.
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