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Winch is WORKING!!!!

Finally figured out it was the remote the whole time!! After I've taken this thing off and on and rechecked everything numerous times thinking it was something I did it was the damn remote.

But now I have an extra solenoid and plug thanks to Smittybilt.

IT'S GOT ME SO PUMPED!!! I'M READY TO DO SOME WHEELING!!!

I think this was my first winch test.


Just thought I'd share.
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damn i was hoping to see the winch snap with your wheels turned and trash you windshield
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damn i was hoping to see the winch snap with your wheels turned and trash you windshield
There was a stump on the other side I was trying to stay off. It was pretty muddy and I was giving it gas so it wasn't too bad.

If you don't have anything good to say then don't say anything. That's like me saying I hope somebody punches you in your yankee mouth! I might feel that way but it doesn't need to be said.
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glad you got it working, you should get a tree saver strap
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glad you got it working, you should get a tree saver strap
agreed, i got my tree saver for about 10$... nice wide 6" strap

decent video though... what's with the 30 second clip of the ground though?
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glad you got it working, you should get a tree saver strap
I need to get one. I've been using a chain every since that pull to keep the line from kinking but a treesaver would be much better.
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Sick dude!

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damn i was hoping to see the winch snap with your wheels turned and trash you windshield
WTF? Youre an moron, and for that to be coming from me of all people its pretty bad.
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WTF? Youre an moron, and for that to be coming from me of all people its pretty bad.
agreed! that right there is the pot, calling the kettle black
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I think that was from Seed posting FTP in every cop related thread lol

Looks good man! Glad you got it working again
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Tree saver for sure! No need to screw up some trees and give the greenies more ammo. Plus on heavily used trails it looks bad when every tree near each obstacle has lines cut through it.

Here is the only pic I have showing my tree saver strap. I was testing my winch and cleaning up in the pic.

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here is mine... 10ft x 4"

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IT'S GOT ME SO PUMPED!!! I'M READY TO DO SOME WHEELING!!!
Nice man, truck looks great with it on there. Just my $.02, keep a heavy towel or something around to throw over the cable - especially if you are in a spot where you need to be winching with the wheels turned like that. I watched a cable snap at the hook winching a tractor out of the mud the other day, and there was a carheart jacket over the cable. The thing snapped under full load and fell practically straight to the ground...sold me on throwing something over the line for good.

Go get stuck! :)
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Nice man, truck looks great with it on there. Just my $.02, keep a heavy towel or something around to throw over the cable - especially if you are in a spot where you need to be winching with the wheels turned like that. I watched a cable snap at the hook winching a tractor out of the mud the other day, and there was a carheart jacket over the cable. The thing snapped under full load and fell practically straight to the ground...sold me on throwing something over the line for good.

Go get stuck! :)
i remember hearing about that a long time ago and totally forgot!! go idea
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Nice man, truck looks great with it on there. Just my $.02, keep a heavy towel or something around to throw over the cable - especially if you are in a spot where you need to be winching with the wheels turned like that. I watched a cable snap at the hook winching a tractor out of the mud the other day, and there was a carheart jacket over the cable. The thing snapped under full load and fell practically straight to the ground...sold me on throwing something over the line for good.

Go get stuck! :)
agree completely about something over the line get an old tshirt and and tie a tennis ball in each end. they work great to wrap them around. but glad you got it working i want one so bad
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the only thing now, is to make sure you have a tree nearby to winch to... :D
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Yeah, I know that video is full of fail. But I've since learned and usually try to practice good winching techniques, using a heavy towel. The chain I have been using is pretty good about not tearing the trees up.
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