View Full Version : Rear Winch
26-10-2005, 10:51 AM
Here's a good discussion point..
What rear winches do you guys use to pull your body down onto the diffs?
Have you mounted the winch straight to a steel point, or used a rubber mount to absorb any shock load?
What do you do about braking the winch once it's pulled down to a certain height?
At ride height, how much slack do you leave on the line?
Do you have problems with the winch wire topping out, when driving along a trail?
26-10-2005, 03:17 PM
I use the same one as i use on the front....
26-10-2005, 03:28 PM
You pull rear suspension down using your front mounted winch? :o
26-10-2005, 03:54 PM
Nah. I have none. Hence the same on front and rear!
28-10-2005, 07:41 PM
Using a Warn Works winch 3600 model with a pully at the diff then doubled back up to the vehicle.
Will be replacing the wire rope on it though as it doesnt have any give or stretch in it. Expensive winch to run but when you can get things at a good price why not.
Make sure you get something that has a good braking capacity to be able to hole it compressed for long periods.
can someone explain the purpose of this please?
28-10-2005, 09:47 PM
To pull the rear end (chassis & body) closer to the diff, to lower the centre of gravity when going down real steep hills, stops the ass end wanting to lift off the ground. Maintains traction by shifting the the mass, I pressume?
28-10-2005, 09:53 PM
Exactly FC, your 100% right ;)
28-10-2005, 10:15 PM
just drive it :mrgreen:
28-10-2005, 10:40 PM
Yeah was looking at the Works range Jimmy, due to braking. What sort of rope are you gonna use to allow a bit of stretch in the line?
28-10-2005, 11:00 PM
prob some supermax from ats ropes mate, 6mm.
You can use the small ATV winches from Warn.
Brawn also make a small one that works on the Firetruck.
Might even be able to use a boat trailer winch.
A pulley is probably a good idea to use as well, especially on the smaller winches. It is relatively easy to break a single steel cable. Not sure on plasma (yet).
If you are really keen I know someone that is cutting down Warn 9000 and 9500's to make them similar to the little specialist Warn rockcrawling winches.
Very cool :)
We've been cutting down 9000, 8000 and 6000Lb whinches for ages. Works well. Very easy to do.
Probably a 15 minute job.
paint it red and you have a flash limited edition Warn rockcrawling winch.
31-10-2005, 08:27 AM
Actually now after putting the pully in on the weekend, pretty happy with the movement and flow with the wire rope.............until it breaks.......
31-10-2005, 10:38 AM
Could be handy when passing the "blow-flies" at a inspection station:-) ? Have fun:RockyOne
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