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Tech Talk / Winch recommendations...?
« Last post by MattMan on February 17, 2018, 03:37:25 PM »
Okay, after those 3 long line pulls on our last run, my $500 winch has suffered catastrophic failure.  I KNOW... I'm shocked too ;)
  • bent spool
  • broken case mount
  • now starts to smoke from the gearbox just trying to spool out the cable
  • not to mentioned the fubar'd cable...
Obviously now looking for some opinions on what to look at for the best winch for the best buy? ;)
  • some only list motor HP rating
  • some only list motor amperage draw under full load
  • whats the HP/Amperage conversion?
  • what's a good gear ratio to consider?
  • do you need to consider all 3 specs?
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Build Ups / Re: First build! WJ Project Zombie Proof
« Last post by slanktapper on February 16, 2018, 01:41:36 PM »
Can wait to see it on the Trails! 
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Open Trail Rides / Re: SAturday February 10th
« Last post by slanktapper on February 16, 2018, 01:37:48 PM »
Lol no matt I had someone else take the pic.  I've probably would have died if i tried to climb out/back into the jeep
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Open Trail Rides / Re: SAturday February 10th
« Last post by MattMan on February 13, 2018, 08:12:24 PM »
Glad to hear matt. 

Also here's the pic of me on that stupid narrow bridge


ya take that picture yourself? I’m thinking a better one would have been of you crawling out the D/S window. ;)
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Open Trail Rides / Re: SAturday February 10th
« Last post by MattMan on February 13, 2018, 08:06:16 PM »
I found my winch controllers, Matt!   That was a great day...  love hills like that


You found them...? I feel like I’ve lost my purpose...  :'(
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Open Trail Rides / Re: SAturday February 10th
« Last post by specialk on February 13, 2018, 04:48:40 PM »
I found my winch controllers, Matt!   That was a great day...  love hills like that

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Open Trail Rides / Re: SAturday February 10th
« Last post by slanktapper on February 13, 2018, 01:38:07 PM »
Glad to hear matt. 

Also here's the pic of me on that stupid narrow bridge

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Open Trail Rides / Re: SAturday February 10th
« Last post by Immortal on February 12, 2018, 08:43:56 PM »
Don't tell Raf that you bent a cheap steering component. Next thing you know you'll be regeared, new axles, LOCKED front and rear, and long armed, running 36s.
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Open Trail Rides / Re: SAturday February 10th
« Last post by MattMan on February 12, 2018, 05:17:38 PM »
Oh no Matt!  Now you'll need a bigger lift, the over knuckle kit and 35s :(


 You’ll have to excuse me when I say that your sense of optimism is lost on me right now as I lay here under the jeep trying to figure out how I’m going to straighten this $@&”!! out...
I had to do a 4-point turn to get into my parking spot at work.  :o


UPDATE:  problem solved. Apparently when I had it in for a wheel alignment about a month ago they neglected to tighten up the steering stabilizer mount sufficiently and with our escapades yesterday, it got pushed further down the shaft. Now that it’s back in the correct position I’m now back to my normal lock-to-lock turning radius. (The 35’s will have to wait...)  :D
One of the rods may still have a bend in it but it could’ve been that way before the wheel alignment so we’ll see how it drives tomorrow.  ;)
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Open Trail Rides / Re: SAturday February 10th
« Last post by slanktapper on February 12, 2018, 11:09:24 AM »
Oh no Matt!  Now you'll need a bigger lift, the over knuckle kit and 35s :(
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