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Do you run a winch on your JL/JT?


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Just bought my 1st wrangler and am prepping it for next year. How much of a pulling power of the winch should I get? Is 9500 lbs enough?
a good 9.5k winch should be more than enough, unless you are planning to go big and heavy. You have to consider the weight of the winch too. A lot of people go to 12k winch because they say yeaah biggeeer betteeer. But that's also a lot heavier!. So if your jeep is going to be on the light side, a 9.5k winch will save you some weight and keep you within your weight limits. If you are building a dedicated crawler, going big tires, bigger axles, armor everywhere, etc... then a heavier and stronger winch makes sense.





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a good 9.5k winch should be more than enough, unless you are planning to go big and heavy. You have to consider the weight of the winch too. A lot of people go to 12k winch because they say yeaah biggeeer betteeer. But that's also a lot heavier!. So if your jeep is going to be on the light side, a 9.5k winch will save you some weight and keep you within your weight limits. If you are building a dedicated crawler, going big tires, bigger axles, armor everywhere, etc... then a heavier and stronger winch makes sense.
Just looking for something not too big. Probably need to swap out the bumber too? I've been stranded in the woods before(with a GMC-horrors! my ex husbands vehicle) Want to be able to some nice trails in NH & Vermont for the time being....
 

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I plan to run a winch since it’ll help me drift in my Jeep and pick up chicks :rock:
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I make flow formed double beadlocks.
I think 1.5 times the weight of your rig is a decent guideline, but I also know manufacturers would love you to buy a more expensive winch.
I lean more towards 1.5 being true considering max winch capacity is achieved on the last loop around the drum.

But then I have 40's on my daily driver so....
 

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One more question - which is better, steel cable or synthetic rope? I'm sure there ar are pro's & con's for either.....
 

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Really???? :-(
Chicken or the egg.

That question isn't easy to answer. There are many benefits to both.

If it makes any difference... I run rope for the weight reduction and no stored energy in the line should it break.
 

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The stealth still has the ability of using the control both wirelessly and wired, which is something that a number of warn owners are currently wishing they had.
Are the Warns broken? I can use mine wired or wireless.
 

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One more question - which is better, steel cable or synthetic rope? I'm sure there ar are pro's & con's for either.....
I am on synthetic team. It is the future! :p. Much lighter , safer, more expensive. And you'll need a steel bumper for the winch. If you are buying a rubicon, get the steel bumpers, but you will still need a winch plate.
 

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