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i have 2 jobs
one isn't open on weekends so i work my second job on weekends.

and Wayne's shop is an hour and a half away.



I'm gonna need some stiffer springs first.

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That does fit nicely under the grill, great work and it looks great.
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looks good
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Its wired and it works!

I'm in the mood to go drag something or tear something outa the ground lol
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Its wired and it works!

I'm in the mood to go drag something or tear something outa the ground lol
You gotta spool your line anyway. Do it!!!
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why do i have to spool my line?
what do you mean? its on the drum and for the most part tight.
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All I know is that what it said in my directions. To spool it out until you get to the red and tighten it back up by pulling the truck or something.

I have the xr10 sitting in my living room, been there for months. I have too much time to read directions rather then actually installing it. lol
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it only took me a day.
i wish i had thought about it ahead of time, i should have brought the winch into 4wp and paid a little more for the 10k winch :(

w/e i have the 9k HF winch if this ones chokes.
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looks good! A 8k lb winch should be plenty for our little trucks. I'd use a 10k lb winch for a full size truck.
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I got mine on sale for just a little more then the xr8. They were the same weight so I figured why not.

Matt, I'm ready to see this beast in action!!!
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why do i have to spool my line?
what do you mean? its on the drum and for the most part tight.
You have to pretension it, otherwise when you go to make a hard pull, the rope/cable will want to crush/cut the line below it. Usually 500lbs is the recomended weight, but pulling a rolling truck work real good.
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how about pulling a cedar out of the ground? (pics coming)

how are you supposed to make it coil up real nice while pulling the truck towards a tree?
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I wanted to rip a tree up, my buddy wanted to rip a tree up... here's a few pics.
I was also just plowing them over with my truck and ****ed up my e-brake somehow.. so now I'm pissed, i hate messing with drum brakes.

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oh yea, and some pics of the solenoid mounted.
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looks really nice tucked in up there! I don't understand that pretension stuff either. It makes sense so it's all coiled up nice and tight.


I found this on the website at the bottom. Basically when you're done using it and back home put the truck in neutral, pull most of the cable out, then winch the truck in so it's ncie and tight.

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Well, you have the winch, the accessory kit and basic skills to use it in the back country! First, go out to the alley or back lot and pull the cable out almost all the way, connect it to the phone pole and pull your rig to it. Wind the cable up under light load, keeping it nice and tight, laying the cable right next to it self, no gaps, no overlaps. Wind it up tight to just before the hook goes in the roller fair lead. Then hook it to the tow hook or some place on the bumper and just snug it up, not super tight, just snug. Do Not leave the clutch lever open!

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guess i gotta put someone in the driver seat and let them work the brakes and steering wheel.
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can't you control the winch form in the cab?
have you put the XRC 8 to work yet?
how is it? i know its got a different style motor the the warn or superwinch. but does it make much of a difference?
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nice i want one could of used one a couple times in the last couple weeks
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can't you control the winch form in the cab?
have you put the XRC 8 to work yet?
how is it? i know its got a different style motor the the warn or superwinch. but does it make much of a difference?
naw, its still got a wire you have to plug in.. as for the motor designs I have no idea idk much about any of them

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nice i want one could of used one a couple times in the last couple weeks
my old one saved me the day after i put it on! hah
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looks real good
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Turned out nice and clean.

I'm still debating on whether or not to cut my grille.
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so is the winch plate sittin on top of the frame rails? I thought bout tryin to sink my down in between the frame rails but I think it's going to be too wide to fit in thar... bah
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That looks good. tucked in there nice.

When I prestretched my cable I had my brother in the truck holding the brakes with it spooled almost all the way out i tied it to a tree and just walked in front of the truck as he held the brakes. that is how i lined the cable up again.
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I hooked up to my buddys truck and it was an incline to it spooled up very well. That cable the Smittybilt comes with is pretty crappy from what I've read. I don't know how many pulls we should be able to get out of the cable, but I'm at 5 right now. Some parts of the cable are starting to show signs of wear. It's always re-spooled properly, neatly and tightly.
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Evan's frayed on him after a year and a half.

Summit Winches are Smittybilt winches I believe.
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