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Old 07-21-2006
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Sweet, so we can go to the dunes and i can get stuck without having to call a tow truck!?!?!

haha, just kidding....Dunes sounds fun though.
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Everyone always mentions Milemarkers failing... Out of all the people here
who has had one fail on them? I'm not talking about your buddys.. or your wheeling club
who here has Personally had a MM fail on them?

The army in fact takes off the warn's and replaces them with MM hydro winches.

OK I do know that Tom (tbarcya) had his fail on him when the perm. magnet
fragmented... the one that was mentioned earlier is series wound though.
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Old 07-22-2006
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Everyone always mentions Milemarkers failing... Out of all the people here
who has had one fail on them? I'm not talking about your buddys.. or your wheeling club
who here has Personally had a MM fail on them?

The army in fact takes off the warn's and replaces them with MM hydro winches.

OK I do know that Tom (tbarcya) had his fail on him when the perm. magnet
fragmented... the one that was mentioned earlier is series wound though.
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You're asking for personal experience. Nobody but a guy who tests winches for a living has that kind of experience. Search a forum, you'll find a lot more MM failure than Warn failure. Any forum. Ask people, MM didnt' get a reputation for no reason.

And yah, superwinch has been around a long time. The article gave me the idea that they made some improvements on their winch design.
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Old 07-22-2006
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superwinch is a nice winch, but price was a factor in this case.
the one i really wanted was the warn xd9000i

but i couldnt see myself spending $1,000 on a winch that will only get used a couple times a year. ill just have to wait and see how this one works. for the type of wheeling i do, im not worried about burning it up to soon.

here is some progress on my front receiver.

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looks good erv but i would also gusset the top and bottom of that
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i wanted one on the bottom, but the guy didnt do it. there isnt really room at the top for one. I told him its for a winch, he said that this will not break...so im going to trust him.
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^^ what do u mean?
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Looks nice man, get it done and take pics of the finished product. DO IT NOW.
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is that going to fit out thru the bumper opening without trimming the valence?
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no, i had to cut a tiny bit out.
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no, i had to cut a tiny bit out.

well, thats better then what i had to cut out, but down the road, im not running the valence
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the tranny cooler is obstructed by the body, that's all...off-topic....sorry

you sure?

i wouldnt know, i dont have one
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isnt that aways there? i thought it was attached to the body
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edit: i must have my memory on my trucks mixed up. you're right the tranny cooler is bolted to the body. i just ran outside to look at mine and it looks the same. i didn't remember it being that big. my mistake....

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well, thats better then what i had to cut out, but down the road, im not running the valence
ya, except i messed up and cut way to much...measure before u cut.....
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would a normal battery be fine with the winch? when i run it, all other power will be turned off, but should i look into getting a better, high performance battery?
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i would look at getting it brace to the actual framerails. ive bent that crossmember before...
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for as little as you will probably us it you should be fine, just watch the ampmeter on long hard pulls.

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for as little as you will probably us it you should be fine, just watch the ampmeter on long hard pulls.

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i agree, but while hes working on it, might as well be sure. better than saying he bent his frame...
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I like my 12000# MileMarker.

Has been used quite a bit, now, and no problems at all.
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i like my warn 15k. lifted a jeep off the side of a cliff...
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i like my warn 15k. lifted a jeep off the side of a cliff...
Crazy, you have that thing mounted to your ranger??
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