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Posted 02 December 2003 - 05:50 AM
Warn M6000 622 Truckperformance 569 4wheelparts
Warn M6000SD 611 Truckperformance
Warn M8000 500 4wheelparts
Ramsey PatriotProfile6000 643 truckperformance
Ramsey REP 8000E 400 ntwonline
Ramsey REP 6000 652 truckperformance
Mile Marker E8000 450 4wheelparts 400 ntwonline
Milemarker E9000 450 4wheelparts 400 ntwonline
I'm looking at the milemarker E9000 or the warn M8000 although i need to do some more research still, if you have had good luck with any particular brand or have preferences, or, like Qman have used them on a subaru, let me know what you think
Posted 02 December 2003 - 09:51 AM
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Posted 02 December 2003 - 11:02 AM
Just my opinion but you know that weight is not the Subaru's friend.
Posted 02 December 2003 - 12:20 PM
As for the winch it's self, I am with Q-man on this one, all U need is a 4000# to 6000# at the BIGEST. And then U aren't halling around a bunch of extra weight for no reason;)
Posted 02 December 2003 - 02:08 PM
Do you find the extra battery critical?(Qman), i have an optima and that seems fine for the lights i was hoping to be able to stick with one battery but if i'm gonna do this i'm gonna do it right.
Posted 02 December 2003 - 02:20 PM
Question for Qman: Did you find a cheap source for power connectors and cable? Most places selling winch stuff charge insane prices for this stuff, that's why I ask.
Posted 02 December 2003 - 02:39 PM
Posted 02 December 2003 - 02:52 PM
Your Optima is a top of the line winching batt. and should serve U well. If U go for the smaller winch(4000#-6000#) U shouldn't have a problem with just one batt.
Posted 02 December 2003 - 06:05 PM
My kit includes gloves(leather preffered), two tow straps, asst couplers, and a standard warn snatchblock(serious overkill), cable guiding tool, something to throw over the cable. This is for two reasons. One, so that the cable can be seen so someone doesn't trip or hang themselves. And to aid in slowing the cable if it should break.
Mike, the connectors can be had reasonable cheap through National parts chains. I used the larger ones because they handle more load. With the long wire run to the back of the Brat I didn't want the connection to solder itself.
Posted 02 December 2003 - 10:32 PM
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Posted 03 December 2003 - 01:21 AM
One of the reasons I snagged the a-bar was the prices I was seeing for new 2,000 and 3,000 pound winches I needed the skid plate anyway and the a-bar (almost got a deer on the N. Fork of the Snoqualmie) and the winch was a bonus even if it is a fifteen hundred pounder...
Posted 03 December 2003 - 06:36 AM
still just contemplating it though.
Posted 03 December 2003 - 02:22 PM
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