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Old 02-21-2012, 08:46 PM
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So I recently came over from the jeep side of town to the powerstroke side. I have an 8,000 lbs winch and would like to install it on my truck but i am not sure if you have to get a specific brace or if I can just bolt it right in. Does anyone have any pics or recommend anyways of putting it in without buying an aftermarket bumper. I like the stock bumper and just want to have it hidden underneath!!!
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:21 PM
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I am not sure how it is mounted (was on the truck when I bought it and never cared to look) but it has a factory Ford bumper that conceals it very well. I will take some pics of it in the morning if you would like.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:03 AM
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8000 lb winch on an 8000 lb truck? Gonna go with twins? Dual winch set up? Truck this heavy, you need a bigger winch... if the winch is gonna be used to un-stuck the truck. However, if it's only perpous is pulling a fallen tree, or other light task, it will work... but I've always heard you over size the winch to the weight of the truck by at least 1.5 times... 8000 lb truck, 12k lb winch, or bigger... you'll burn up your winch... 8000 lb rating is normally at the first wrap of cable around the drum, and ability to pull decreases with each wrap of cable.

Not pickin' on ya... just a word of caution, hate to see you make a nice paper weight out of a perfect-for-a-jeep winch, miss-used on a really heavy truck.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:17 AM
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pictures please. well I am trying to sell the jeep and I think I am just gonna pull the winch. I would not be using the winch to pull myself out. the good thing about living in MN is that everyone is nice and everyone always gives you money if you pull them out. I repaid my winch just just after one snow season lol. but yes if you have any pictures and you can post them that would be great.
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