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Old 11-20-2014, 02:12 PM
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Question Which winch?

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Ok so i tried searching and went through a few pages here but nothing concrete.. I recently bought a 06 Ram 1500 megacab 4x4 and i have some old toys from my 01 that I'm trying to see what to keep. One of which is my cheapo winch. its one of those chinese electric winches "tuff stuff" "badlands"(but really the same shitty winch). Its rated 12k and got the job done. But I'm wondering if, at 8500, is the new Ram to big for the toy winch?
The question I'm getting at, whether I keep it or not, is what is the rule when picking a winch?
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Basic rule of thumb is 1.5x the weight of the vehicle. At 12,000lbs you'd be right at that mark. Ram sells the PowerWagon (2500 Crew Cab 4x4 with a similar weight) with a 12,000lb Warn winch. Not sure if I'd trust a no name bargain winch to actually be rated for the specs it says it is though.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:38 PM
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Basic rule of thumb is 1.5x the weight of the vehicle. At 12,000lbs you'd be right at that mark. Ram sells the PowerWagon (2500 Crew Cab 4x4 with a similar weight) with a 12,000lb Warn winch. Not sure if I'd trust a no name bargain winch to actually be rated for the specs it says it is though.
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