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winch and bumper
« on: November 26, 2017, 07:42:54 PM »
 :) Can a guy put a electric winch (8000) and bumper on a newer truck for like $2000.00? I am sure you can spend a lot more, but a workable rig that looks at least OK.
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Re: winch and bumper
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 08:17:18 PM »
Some people will disagree with me, but I've had good, serviceable experience with my $300 Badlands winch from Harbor Freight.

That leaves quite a bit for your bumper.       :tup:
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Re: winch and bumper
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 08:21:21 PM »
Easy....what truck......

Look at warn, iron Cross, fab four and body armor to start....

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Re: winch and bumper
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 08:53:50 PM »
Some people will disagree with me, but I've had good, serviceable experience with my $300 Badlands winch from Harbor Freight.

That leaves quite a bit for your bumper.       :tup:

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Re: winch and bumper
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 10:51:31 AM »
Movin bumpers out of Montana makes an interesting DIY kit for most full sized rigs. You just access to a good welder.

I have not used thier kits but made a similar one from JCR for my Cherokee.

If you can weld, and have/access to one it will save you a bunch of $   

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Re: winch and bumper
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 11:08:21 AM »
I wheel often and have lots of experience with winches. Buy a warn VR series winch, You won't be sorry.
very good price and it a Warn. I picked up My son a warn VR 8000 for $600 new online. If You want to step up a notch get a M8000. They last for ever. You want it to work when You need it.  :twocents:
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Re: winch and bumper
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 11:22:29 AM »
I wouldn't skimp on a winch. Here is a great deal on a warn vr10. $539 for the 10k, $449 for the 8k.

https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/jeep-truck-suv-winches/96810-warn-vr10

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Re: winch and bumper
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 11:32:43 AM »
I think a badlands I ok for light use.  I've burnt one up and used my current one a bit.  If your going to work it often and hard buy a warn as big as you can. You should go 1.5x as much as your rig weighs so you likely need a 10-12k lbs for a full size.

My badlands on a removable recover works on my Cherokee  and trailer loading dead vehicles and such. Just make sure you add a extra deal of cable, snatch block and web strap for strapping off trees.

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Re: winch and bumper
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 11:59:06 AM »
So are the tough stuff winches garbage?

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Re: winch and bumper
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2017, 12:33:32 PM »
I wouldn't skimp on a winch. Here is a great deal on a warn vr10. $539 for the 10k, $449 for the 8k.

https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/jeep-truck-suv-winches/96810-warn-vr10
These are great deals on a quality winch, If You need to go cheaper than this You should look into a come along and a bunch of cable.
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Re: winch and bumper
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2017, 12:48:40 PM »
It looks like if you have access to a welder you can have a sweet bumper and a Warn for a little over a Grand! Well within your budget! Enough extra for some good tire chains and recovery gear!

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Re: winch and bumper
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2017, 01:10:14 PM »
Try Schrockworks for bumpers  You might get a front and rear for $1600.  Look at ENGO for winches too.  They are someone of an offshoot of Mile Marker (founder of ENGO is the son of the founder of Mile Marker).  I think my 8500 with synthetic line was under $400 online .

 If you have a Tacoma, there are a ton of bumper options out there with good price points compared to other rigs.  Jeeps are the cheapest options, because of volume, but Tacoma are second.
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Re: winch and bumper
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2017, 01:15:08 PM »
:) Can a guy put a electric winch (8000) and bumper on a newer truck for like $2000.00? I am sure you can spend a lot more, but a workable rig that looks at least OK.
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Re: winch and bumper
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2017, 02:17:42 PM »
You can get a xrc9.5k smitty right now for $383 with synthetic line and free shipping. Sale ends today.

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Re: winch and bumper
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2017, 02:39:13 PM »
Not a fan of the Smitty built winches. they have another name people might be aware of sh*tty built for a reason.
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Re: winch and bumper
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2017, 09:50:13 PM »
You can. Like others said, the size of your rig makes a big difference. If you’re in a full size rig, 8,000 lbs won’t cut it if you’re really stuck. Mud has good suction & the capacity of the winch drops a bit with each layer of cable wrapped on the drum. 1-1/2 times your loaded weight is a good rule to not break. I put a 15,000 lb mile marker winch on a FabFours winch mount on my 3/4 ton for $1200 and another hundy or so for a 24” light bar.

 

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