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Yellow Superwinch from early 80's soobs....


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#1 VaporTrail

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 12:13 AM

anybody know what the cable length was on them... the one I pulled off seemed to be about 35 feet. it appears to be the original...

suppose a 50 ft cable will fit okay?

#2 WJM

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 07:07 AM

ummm.....maybe? i dont know...try it. :drunk:

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 10:39 AM

Hey Mick.....I believe I got 45-50 ft on mine.....

I'll check it Today if I can and Let you know.....

Also diameter will make a huge difference....I have 1/4" Aircraft cable

I'll pm you , John

#4 VaporTrail

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 12:49 PM

the one I pulled off was 3/16"

#5 erik litchy

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 02:08 PM

i wouldnt get steel cable, id get synthetic, so mutch safer and easier to handle.

#6 v8vega215

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 04:14 PM

where do you find such item as an original subaru winch.

#7 VaporTrail

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 12:25 AM

this one was aquired in a sort of 3 way trade.....

they are out there... there's a board member who has one new in the box, with both Superwinch and SUBARU instructions.... very cool.

it's just a Superwinch 1500 lb winch, but it was painted yellow....

#8 archemitis

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 12:42 AM

sorry to get off topic, but a 1500lb winch should do the job on a light subaru, 0r sould i be looking at bigger ones?

#9 VaporTrail

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 12:54 AM

sorry to get off topic, but a 1500lb winch should do the job on a light subaru, 0r sould i be looking at bigger ones?


a good rule of thumb, is to have a winch with 2 times the weight of the vehicle...., but if you use a pulley block, it doubles the pull of your winch....

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I've got a 4500 lb pull one on my brat...

#10 Sweet82

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 10:56 AM

I have the non stock Harbor Freight $39-49, #2000, winch on the buggy. Other than being black, I think it would be a good cheap starting point for off-road needs? Comes with 50ft of cable.

http://www.harborfre...temnumber=92860

http://www.ultimates...&cat=500&page=3

McBrat, where'd you get the pulley block? I had to make one? I'd prefer a real one...

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#11 VaporTrail

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 11:16 AM

http://www.etrailer....egory_Code=WACC

the one I have, I got at Northern Tools, but they don't show one on their site....

#12 soobmater

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 03:52 PM

I have the non stock Harbor Freight $39-49, #2000, winch on the buggy. Other than being black, I think it would be a good cheap starting point for off-road needs? Comes with 50ft of cable.

http://www.harborfre...temnumber=92860

http://www.ultimates...&cat=500&page=3

McBrat, where'd you get the pulley block? I had to make one? I'd prefer a real one...

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Hey i was just looking at one of those and was blanning on buying one.
Do they work ok?

#13 WoodsWagon

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 08:52 PM

I'm putting a used milemarker 6,000# winch on mine. My friend has a warn 12k# winch, and that thing doesn't slow down pulling anything out. Remember, the pull the winch has to put on goes way up when you're buried in mud.




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