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post #1 of 25 Old 01-16-2008, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Winch questions

Hi All,
I'm thinking about adding a buck stop bumper and a Warn M1500 winch to my 2008 F250.

This would be my first winch and I have a few questions maybe someone could help answer.

1) the winch comes in a 12V or 24V version..... since the truck has two batteries, should I consider the 24V version? I'm not clear on how the batteries in the truck are currently wired, so I don't even know if a 24V setup is possible.

2) for those that currently have winches installed how do you have them wired? direct to battery? Anyone have them wired into some form of battery saving circuit to prevent completely draining a battery which would prevent starting the vehicle?

3) any tips / techniques / pictures of wiring configurations (especially related to the 2008)?

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post #2 of 25 Old 01-16-2008, 09:17 AM
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NO YOU NEED THE 12V THERE ARE TWO BATTERIES ON THESE TRUCKS DUE TO CURRENT DRAW THEY ARE STILL 12V JUST WIRED IN PARALELL
AND GET A GOOD 12V CIRCUIT BREAKER I LOOK AND SEE WHAT I FIND ON THE BREAKER BUT IT SHOULDNT DRAIN THE BATTERY UNLES YOUR USING IT

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A tip. When your winching leave your truck running. Bring the remote threw your window. So your out of the way incase your line snaps. This way you can also give it a little push on the pedal if your winch is under a hard load.
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NO YOU NEED THE 12V THERE ARE TWO BATTERIES ON THESE TRUCKS DUE TO CURRENT DRAW THEY ARE STILL 12V JUST WIRED IN PARALELL
AND GET A GOOD 12V CIRCUIT BREAKER I LOOK AND SEE WHAT I FIND ON THE BREAKER BUT IT SHOULDNT DRAIN THE BATTERY UNLES YOUR USING IT
So, you don't NEED a 24volt winch but can you use one?
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Im straight to the battery on mine. i run 2 gauge cable with quick disconnects on both bumpers. mine is on a custom built mount that i can move back and forth from the front to the rear. its the m12000 warn.

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Alright, is that a 24V or 12V? The reason I ask is that I have a 24V sitting in my garage waiting to be mounted. Just waiting on a bumper.

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12volt on mine

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Mines 12v on a 6.0 diesel I have a 15000Warn hooked straight to the battery

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well first off dont get a buckstop.... My products are better quality and better price..... as for the winch you can run a 24V but a 12V will be just fine.... I have mine wired direct to the battery....and all mine are 12V

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