1. wiarn 8000 lb winch

    Is the winch ample enough for a yj ? Cable or rope , which is the best ? Have a price of 2300 installed. Any thoughts ?
    Needs to go yonder.

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    wiarn 8000 lb winch

    So 94 Yj worst reported stock gross vehicle weight is 3370 lbs. This should be on the vehicle information tag or in the vin number to get your stock. As it varies by sub model.
    But if you have altered the vehicle you want to add the weight of the bumpers, tires...
    Rule of thumb is winch should be 1.5x the vehicle weight.

    Get line weight bags to minimize what the line does when it brakes.
    Ill post back a video


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    Last edited by JPNinPA; 09-23-2021 at 07:11 AM.
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    Re: wiarn 8000 lb winch

    Quote Originally Posted by JPNinPA View Post
    So 94 Yj worst reported stock gross vehicle weight is 3370 lbs. This should be on the vehicle information tag or in the vin number to get your stock. As it varies by sub model.
    But if you have altered the vehicle you want to add the weight of the bumpers, tires...
    Rule of thumb is winch should be 1.5x the vehicle weight.

    Get line weight bags to minimize what the line does when it brakes.
    Ill post back a video


    Never look down on anyone unless you are helping them up - Jesse Jackson
    So in your opinion is rope as good as cable ?
    Needs to go yonder.

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    Re: wiarn 8000 lb winch

    lots of people like the rope. i never tried it but i never really had a reason to use my winch, either. i ended up taking it off and it sat in the garage for two or three years before i sold it.

    you can also get some pulleys to use as doublers and make your 8k winch into, basically, a 16k but with less distance since you used the pulley to come back to your jeep.
    99 xj with 350k miles on it. Still runs great

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    wiarn 8000 lb winch

    ^^agree on the pulleys^^
    Just get the correct #

    Both have their faults.

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