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x2, or a month that it was in there
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I guess if you were there then it wouldnt have got all fubarred I guess?




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Bill thats something i was wondering you knew from when we did the WAAG lift looking at yours that, the center part of the bar is weak just something i didnt think you all would have done...
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Bill thats something i was wondering you knew from when we did the WAAG lift looking at yours that, the center part of the bar is weak just something i didnt think you all would have done...
I wasnt sure what he was doing honestly, we had limited equipment to use as well becuase his tool box would not open.
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Evan

living in MI I would just go with a receiver mount, this way you can take it on and off as needed. I had a winch on my jeep for a couple of years and the weather took its toll on it
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Evan

living in MI I would just go with a receiver mount, this way you can take it on and off as needed. I had a winch on my jeep for a couple of years and the weather took its toll on it
thats a good point..salt is bad

Maybe making a custom hitch up front is best...that way i can use it in tha back to.
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yea the 8k series are not enough jeys is like 9500 or somthn and he said it whines perty good, so id say spike for the 10k at least to be safe

i need to save for one too, but im not getting one till i get the new bumper
Total overkill for a 4000 pound truck. A pulley block is cheaper (and lighter).
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You don't have to build one get the one from Hidden hitch it mounts between the frame rails like you want.

the warn xd800i that was one my jeep( soon to be on the truck) had to be taken apart after every winter and cleaned because of the salt.

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You don't have to build one get the one from Hidden hitch it mounts between the frame rails like you want.

the warn xd800i that was one my jeep( soon to be on the truck) had to be taken apart after every winter and cleaned because of the salt.

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ok, ill have to check that out.
I want to to appear between the valance and bumper, so im sure im going to have to customize something...ill check out that hitch tho.
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A couple things.. first off thats a rebadged Milemarker winch. (nothing wrong with that)

Second the NON-integrated 'noids dont have to be mounted on the winch
they can be relocated to the engine compartment or somewhere else nearby.

I'd recommend the syn winch rope if for no other reason than to remove the additional
40+lb from the front end.

I welded up a HEAVY angle plate mount that bolts to the crossmember in the
tow hook spots with no additional reinforcement I've done some pretty crazy
things with it.

My only worry is if I rip it off I'll be getting towed home as mine is hydro..
so I'd lose power steering too. ( i need some quick disconnects or something)

Rand

oh and I'll toss on a couple pics of mine.

This is the best pic I have its right after I rear-ended a grand am with it.



It held up pretty good.. just for laughs their car you cant see it
but the trunk on the left is about 3" higher than the right side...
Their repair bill was over 4000$ all new rearend body parts + paint

My damage I took off with a piece of sandpaper to my roller dang paint
marks...

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^^ whats the second line in that last pic?
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The return line from a pulley block. He's gt a chain wraped arround that tree trunk and attached to a pulley block, then has the wench cable run through the pulley block and back to his truck. It doubles the pull strength but, but takes twice as much cable to do it.
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^^ aw... i understand now.
never thought of that
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hidden hitch front receiver
transportable winch mount
synthetic line

Ranger's do not like having all that weight on the nose and you will begin to sag like last nights souffle
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ya, they dont like dragin 33's through the mud and sand either, but its still done.
If i was to get a hitch, the winch would only be on there when i offroad, so it wouldnt really matter.
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I think the best idea is a hitch receiver mounted and welded between the two frame rails to replace the crossmember, with extra re-inforcement. This could easily be hidden in the opening of the bumper. A trailer-receiver winch-mount can be purchased already for $75, so once you get the hitch mounted up you're done! And it can be transferred to the rear if you need it back there, and easily removed to prevent theft or damage!
Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Winch Mounting Plate

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I know Neil (LiLblueFX4L2) has a front receiver hitch and has his winch mounted on a carrier that slides into the reciever. He still has his valence on. This is what I was planning until I trashed my valence. You might have to trim some of the valence around the tow hooks with the body lift. The benifit with set up is if you run power cords to the back you can also use the winch from the back if you needed to.
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thanks for the info and the links guys.
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well it looks like im getting the summit 10,000 winch with the trailer hitch mount.
winch

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
mount

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku


ill most likely be ordering it tomorrow so i can get it wired up before i go to higgens lake next weekend. i hope i dont use it, but never no.
whatch guys think

total...$
569.9
+$40 for receiver
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$609.9

not to bad i guess
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Sounds good dude
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Sweet. Is this going to be permanent? You may have to buy quick d/c cables if you plan to remove it or utilize it in the rear as well. Will have to run some power to the rear, or put a second battery in the back too.
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IF you haven't ordered it i'd recommend not getting that. I've heard many bad things about Milemarker and only a FEW good things. Plus why 10 thousand lbs? OVERKILL. You need to get an 8k-9k tops. Bigger doesn't always mean better.

I'd recommend loooking at a company called "Superwinch". They were reviewed in my offroad magazine and they definately seem to be quality. They also use magnets instead of solenoids, so they are fully submersable.

I'll find a link. You'll probably end up burning out that milemarker when you need it the most.

http://www.superwinch.com/pages/winches.html
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-9...QQcmdZViewItem

The article was in Petersons 4wheel and offroad i believe.

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He already ordered it but I am sure can cancel.
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He already ordered it but I am sure can cancel.
Well its up to him. It's jus easy to find milemarker failures. Superwinch is supposedly a new product with close to the quality of Warn but costs a little less. It's fully his choice though.
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I am pretty sure that cost was the factor, he will be on for sure later
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Superwinch has been around for a long time. Aaron, You take about Milemarker winches failing, but they all will fail at some point if not maintained. I have seen a Warn 8274(world known as being one of the best winches ever) Fail. I have a Warn XD800i an it has failed me when I need it most, but that was my fault no maintance. With the type of wheeling that Evan does and most of you on here that winch will be fine.

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