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Old 04-08-2008
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Do any of you have a winch on the front of your truck?

Are they worth it in terms of helping you get up a steep hill or getting unstuck?
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i dont have one on my truck but i have one on my atv and hell yeah that thing has saved my *** so manytimes its not even funny its money well spent if you are going to go off road alot.
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They are definately worth it. I usually go wheelin' with rigs way more capable than I am, so i have to use their winch as a tug line sometimes. But I really want one. 9.5ti Warn.....overkill for my little ranger, yes.


If you don't off road much....don't bother. If you do it alot, like I do, then it's close to a must if you go out alone w/o an assist rig.
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lol I thought it said do you have a wrench on the front of your truck! I know D.'s got a wench on the front of his! lol
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You bet! Invaluable in my opinion. I wouldn't go anywhere challenging without one these days.

Once you've had one, you'll never want to be without one.
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^^Yea....everytime I wheel with my buddys in their rigs.....i want one. Invaluable.
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Wench? I generally keep the wenches in the passenger seat!
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Wench? I generally keep the wenches in the passenger seat!
damnit you just beat me on that ha. ive never heard anything bad about them, just make sure its rated high enough
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damnit you just beat me on that ha.
lol.. i was going to say its illegal to have wench's ride on your front bumper... plus its dangerous too, no matter how much they deserve it.


as for a winch... i dont have one, so i have no useful input, lol.
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Mine's not a permanent mount but I have one that I can use in my front/rear hitches. I've used it more to pull others out and dragging fallen trees out of my way than I've had to use it getting myself unstuck. I suspect this will change once I move to the PDX area.

As other's have said, it's an invaluable tool.
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i can't afford one right now but its definitely one of my mods in the future bc i have been stuck for 12+ hours and when it came down to it all that could get me out was a winch
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What do they cost to get installed?
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i wouldn't pay to have it installed i would do it myself its not hard
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All you need is a front receiver and then just get a winch basket for it. Bolts on and then you can take it off the front and put it on the rear if need be.
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i will never go wheeling without one. it is so worth it. prob one of the most valuable mods on my truck
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