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chevy_20
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 109
posted January 17, 2004 09:02 PM  
I'm going to put a winch in my enclosed trailer. Which brand is the best and how big of one do i need to get. I'm pulling a 2500lb modified. Where is the best place to buy one? Thanks

wizzard
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 306
posted January 18, 2004 07:53 PM  
all the log haulers around here use ramsy winches to pull down a fold up log wagon i ask some of them the same?and they all said ramsey is the one ya want.as far as getin one look around for a 4x4 offroad shop they'll be able to set ya up.just remember when buyin a winch the rating they give them is with one wrap of cable on a strait pull so if ya got a 2500lb car get a winch about 1500lbs stronger

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sixwillwin
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 493
posted January 18, 2004 08:08 PM  
I have had several brands, been the happiest with my current Superwinch 3500, best price I found was at Summit Racing.

nut3d
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 331
posted January 22, 2004 05:00 PM  
I have a 1500 lbs. atv winch and it pulls my 2500 lbs modified fine onto my open trailer.

udecide66
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 229
posted January 22, 2004 05:36 PM  
I use a 120 volt winch, 1500 plb. I have pulled in full size street cars with it (3500 plbs). 120 volt winch was cheaper than 12 volt, and I already had a generator in the trailer. You got to remember you are pulling 2500 pounds of rolling weight not dead weight, I beieve a winch is rated at dead weight?

NJantz
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Total posts: 755
posted January 23, 2004 07:23 AM  
Ours is a Superwinch 3500. Had it for 4 years now. no problems. We found the best deal at Summit.

NJantz
Dirt Forum Champ
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posted January 23, 2004 07:25 AM  
Winch information http://www.superwinch.com/support/learning/index.html

chevy_20
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 109
posted January 23, 2004 05:56 PM  
One of the parts stores had a Superwinch 2000lb winch on sale for $149. On a 40% grade, It says it will pull 6300lbs rolling weight. That should be big enough, shouldn't it? Thanks

UNVRNO
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 136
posted January 24, 2004 07:25 AM  
if your pulling your car up a 1.5 ft tall ramp even a 1000lb will do it, I would get a 1500 atv winch from summit for about 150.00.

Im sure the link above to winch info has the chart on grade and wt and winch needed.


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