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Old 07-26-2006, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How much pulling power for winch on a Toyota Pickup?

I have a stock 1990 Toyota Pickup standard cab. I have a tool box in the back, which with everything in it, weighs about 100lbs. So, how much power should I have? I will be pulling only myself and friends with Wranglers and Rangers at most, and cars if they happen to need it. Also, would buying a used winch be ok, or should I stick to new? Thanks!
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get an 8k at the very least cant go wrong with more than what you need....should be about 1.5 times the weight of your rig.
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is there anyone else with some input?
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is there anyone else with some input?

thats all the input you need.
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Well i was wondering about the buying used or sticking to new.
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you don't know, then buy new. You need to know what you're looking at if you're going to buy a used winch.
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You should have a minimum of 8000lbs.
It's not cheap, but the Warn 8274 has a fast line speed, great power and plenty of cable. It's one of the oldest designs on the market, and probably still the best all around winch for running trails. I'm not a big fan of planetary geared winches.

Downside is the large size... you'll have to do some surgery to your grille and bumper to install the 8274.
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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been useing a Warn 8000 for years-- did recovery for Cal-Rocs and a lot of stuff at TDS and everywhere we go--- never a problem--- (never used the winch on myself-- just other rigs !!)
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I have a Warn M8000 for my '87 4runner. It has done a great job pulling me up and over and pulling people out of situations. Plus, you can get a new one pretty reasonably.
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