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Old 12-11-2007, 06:15 AM
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Which Winch?

I can buy a brand new Warn Tabor 9000# for $520 shipped to my door or a friend of mine has a 90's model Warn Upright 8274 that needs a cable that he'll sell for $350, I can get a cable for around $150 to $175. A new 8274 goes for around $1100. What do ya'll think? Oh it's going on my K5 not my PSD.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:24 AM
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I'm thinking the 8274.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:30 AM
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Get the 9000# I say this because the 8274 is to small for the K-5 blazer. In my opinion both of them are to small for the K-5. But if those were the choices get the 9,000# and get a snatch block for it.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:38 AM
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that 8274 will pull the stink off sh!t, the biggest problem folks have with winches is under powered, I've had a 8274 on the back of flat bed and with 2 batteries and 140 amp alt. it was plenty strong enough for ANYTHING!
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:54 AM
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that 8274 will pull the stink off sh!t, the biggest problem folks have with winches is under powered, I've had a 8274 on the back of flat bed and with 2 batteries and 140 amp alt. it was plenty strong enough for ANYTHING!
From experince, that I have had. Small winches like the 8274, and 9000# on a K-5 blazer ended up breaking when trying to do vehicle recovery.

In my opinion and experince the bigger the better when it comes to winches. The last thing you want is to be stuck somewhere with a broken winch.

Another big thing when it comes to winches is maintanence. People don't maintain the winches properly.

If you do get the 8274 that needs a new cable. May I suggest getting the synthetic cable. It requires less maintanence, and is lighter, and much better in my opinion then the steel cable. Plus it lasts longer as well. Less possiblilty for kinks, and fraying of the cable. Also requires no greasing of the cable.
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:41 AM
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found a galvanized cable for the 8274, $75.00 shipped
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:57 AM
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new one just so your not mad at ur friend if it breaks
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