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Old 03-21-2005
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Oh no the offroad fashion police are here! Watch out Tom!

Neil thats still not right.. unless I'm reading you wrong..

Basically you anchor the rope to your truck or a tree...(close to truck)

Attach the pulley block to the vehicle to be pulled.. Then winch.

It will provide almost a 2-1 force advantage.. you will be pulling in 6ft of winch rope for 3ft of ****** block(stuck truck) movement.

The winch rope load is NOT doubled... the pulley block load is doubled..
Thats why you get at least a 24000# pulley block for a 12000# winch.

To get a mechanical advantage the pulley block has to be attached to the vehicle to be pulled. How much advantage you get depends on the angle between your winch.. and the spot you anchor the free end of the winch rope too (tree). Its almost 2-1 only if the spot you anchor it to makes a nearly 180 degree angle

Does that make sense?
Anyway I'm going to go eat and try to find the cheapest place to get rope for this winch.

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Wowie

So since some of you are talking winches and seem to know a lot...I was thinking of getting a front receiver that they make for our Rangers...mine being an '03. This way I have my choice of various winches and can get a mounting plate/receiver input for them...is this the most versatile way to go...I would never use it enough to want that extra 100-200 pounds always out front...also I can swap it to the rear then too?


Anywho I've seen a lot of Jeep guys do this with their winches seems to be pretty user friendly that way. Whad you guys think?
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Old 03-21-2005
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that's my future set up
I got a Warn plate as part of an eBay deal
the mounting bottom is pretty standard no matter what winch you get
you can get the plate for a bit over $100 shipped
it has an integrated 2x2 receiver mount and the 10 inch common bottom holes
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Hey RAND

Hey RAND I just noticed ur from NE Ohio...I live on the west side of Cleveland how about you...we should get together and go wheeling sometime...in a field or wherever just for giggles.


Oh and Mr.Griggs...in PA Where's that at Eastern or Western...cuz if you're western PA then thats only 2.5 hours away and we can get together and go wheeling too...I'd love to see some mountains in my Ranger!
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Hes over 6 hours away :( He's pretty close to centralia (5hr drive)though.
If you can get apr 8-10 off we are having a meet out there.
I'm about 10miles south of fairlawn if you know where that is.

As far as the winch mount its great the only problem is the winch gets alot of
leverage against the hitch so you have to pull straight on. Or else you risk breaking the hitch.

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