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Old 02-27-2008, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Warn 8274 custom mods?

Modding these winches is huge in the UK, anyone here (USA) doing anything with them? Has anyone found the key to smooth freespooling?, It seems the non drive end of the drum can bind and there are no bearings there.
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting.
I've seen dual motors, longer drums and even a small block Chevy hooked to one. Well no small block but maybe just as extreme and difficult. In my warn 8274 searches, I've only seen pics with maybe a 2-5 word caption. No real info on these mods. I know "SEARCH". Let's see the write ups, pics and specs. Post 'em here.
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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X2 on the free spool, that is the only thing I don't like about mine. I did the Warn motor upgrade and it's strong and fast.
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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http://www.dbelectrical.com/winch/winch.shtml#warn

Are the top two motors the upgrade equivelent? One is bolt in with the keyed shaft and the other is the newer style with the splined shaft. I know the one from WARN is an upgrade with the splined shaft......oh and a few more $$. Would the top one on that page be a good choice? Anyone with experience with DB?
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Before mine gets mounted on the new rig I'm probably going to make a custom plate for the other end that holds a bearing. The stupid plastic bushing binding is really starting to piss me off, especially since I just rebuilt it.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just put on the one you mentioned cj8scrambld. I have used the shit out of it twice! My buddy has got his backhoe stuck. So used it to pull him out. I have one red top and good leads to the winch. I held the switch with no regard to the motor, I have a year on it right! With no snatch block the winch never stalled out once! I would dead pull my truck with 42 irocks locked up 20-30 feet! I would say for the money its a great buy!
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Jeaton, thanks for the info! Which one...the top motor...direct bolt in or the other? That is the info I was wanting to hear....good solid use and experience with it. And yes, for the money.....at this time that is important....value for the dollar spent. Thanks again!
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I bought the direct replacement with the keywayed shaft! I am very happy with my motor and for 159 to the door its a steel!
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You guys with the DB electrical feel it was an upgrade from the original motor? I have the keyed shaft.
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I'm rebuilding an older 8274 as well and contacted about 20 suppliers (starting w/ PBB vendors) via email for parts. Of the ones that got back to me Foothill Motorsports had the best pricing and could actually get all the parts I considered replacing. I included their reply with price quote and part numbers below so you can get a sense of what stuff cost.

Check out warn's website for exploded diagrams and part numbers if you haven't already.

Alot of the UK folks replace the early 2.5 hp motor and more recent 4.6 hp motor (on most of the current Warn winches) with the Bosch 6.0 hp (part #68608) motor that comes XP9500HS. If you wanna run the Bosch motor in an older winch I believe you need the motor pinion gear (part #15879)

It looks to me like the DB electronics motor is closer in spec to the Warn 4.6hp. With a one year warranty and that price it is definately a great deal- thanks for the link!


From Foothills MotorSports:
Here is The prices below include the shipping to 23503.

7634 1 Brake Assembly = $259.77

8409 1 Service Kit, Brake = $60.32

8703 1 Outer Brake Disc = $41.53

7601 1 Ratchet = $52.12

38199 1 Control Housing,12v, w/Harness, w/Plug = $66.72

38845 1 Solenoid Pack, 12v = $196.92

2090 3 Boot, Electrical Terminal = $3.60

3962 3 Capscrew, 5/16-18 = $1.80

7953 3 Square Nut, 5/16-18 = $1.47

8680 1 Service Kit, Lower Housing = $22.54

7536 1 Motor, 12v = $282.78

68608 1 Motor, Bosch, 4.5, MH = $269.72

68609 1 Control Pack, 9.5xp = $233.08

15879 1 Motor Pinion Gear = $11.45

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Looks like the price of the 68608 Bosch 6 hp motor has come way down in the last year or two.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yes, I was in contact with foothill as well. I have not done anything to this winch yet. I would like to in the near future go thru it and upgrade the motor while I am in there. At this point in time it is the $$ thing. DB looks good, and hearing good feedback helps the decision making process. The 6hp Bosch would be sweet....but probably overkill (oh, I love that word) for my project. Again, thanks for DB feedback. I think I'll just go with the keyed shaft and focus on syn rope and mod a bearing retainer for the end of the drum. Hmm?
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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search user name blackjack, he's done quite a few mods and seems to have lots of info on the 8274

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Old 02-27-2008, 07:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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OOh, good shit so far and i just started reading...... http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=629729


Thanks Brewchief.....I am enjoying a nice brew now actually...ahh, maibach...anyway Thanks again....oh and sweet Avatar......

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Old 03-09-2008, 09:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I got my motor back from the local auto electric guy today, totally rebuilt and refinished for 80 bucks. Mine is the keyed shaft so it was still a good deal vs a new motor. Splined shafts motors are cheaper.
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:41 PM   #16 (permalink)
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68608 1 Motor, Bosch, 4.5, MH = $269.72

68609 1 Control Pack, 9.5xp = $233.08

15879 1 Motor Pinion Gear = $11.45

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wow those are good prices.
will have to see whats left this payday.
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I replaced the orig motor with the 9.5xp 6.5hp motor. I had the original 2.5hp motor so it was a definate upgrade.
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a few links of twin motor adapter
http://www.flaminfabrications.com.au/
http://www.gigglepin4x4.net/homepage/main.htm

just put a 6.0 hp warn xp motor on to my 8274



also about to put a integrated solenoid as well
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Mo...-154507706.htm
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I'm going to do the fill plug thing not sure about the drain plug at the bottom, I don't think I will be able to get to it.
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I'm looking for the Albright solenoids..

Anybody have a source in the US? I also need a good part number.. I have seen several that only require 1 solenoid for both "IN and OUT" instead of 2, that would be my choice, but I have searched and cannot find a part number on any of the threads I have looked at.. Help me out!
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I have found the distributor for the albright, takes 8 weeks to get them here. Email me and I will get the contact info.

I have cut the drum on my 8274 and replaced it with a 1.5 inch solid shaft and extended it 3 inches. I use masterpull rope and it pulls very well. I'll be putting my new dbelectrical motor on tomorrow and adding fill and drain plugs.
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I have found the distributor for the albright, takes 8 weeks to get them here. Email me and I will get the contact info.

I have cut the drum on my 8274 and replaced it with a 1.5 inch solid shaft and extended it 3 inches. I use masterpull rope and it pulls very well. I'll be putting my new dbelectrical motor on tomorrow and adding fill and drain plugs.
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It's for my oasis air comp, they wanted $300 for a new perm mag motor, bought the reversable ( don't need that part) for $83 + ship, they (DB) pack very very well!
Now I need to adapt it to fit.........I knew this buying it, but $200 saving
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Daren are you going to do a write up on this if not can I get some picks of what you come up with? I have a chance to buy one with a burned up motor and am really interested in how your project works out. Hi jack over.
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Daren are you going to do a write up on this if not can I get some picks of what you come up with? I have a chance to buy one with a burned up motor and am really interested in how your project works out. Hi jack over.
Not me, Travis, I sent him the solenoids
I don't have a winch they can be used in at this time.
DB Electrical has the motors
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