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Has anybody ever seen or heard of anybody who actually has a <a href = "http://4wd.sofcom.com/Foers/Winch.html">Foers Winch</a>?

It seems like a really neat setup, with its ability to pull from either end of the vehicle, or pull from one end while paying out from the other (for slippery off-camber situations). 'Course I gaze under my CJ5 every once in a while to try to figure out how the cable could be routed without running into stuff..... and there's the issue of legroom for rear seat passengers. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) I don't need to figure it out just yet as I can't afford the winch anyway [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img].

The Ibex it's mounted in looks pretty neat, too.....

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Re: Foers Winch

Try:

http://4wd.sofcom.com/Foers/Winch.html

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Re: Foers Winch

Larry,

I know, that's the link I put in my post (the words "Foers Winch" is clickable)..... I was wondering if anybody has actually seen or used this setup.....

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Re: Foers Winch

If you look at an IBEX, the body of the IBEX is very flat on the bottom. The cable is routed through tubes, admidships to back to front. Because the vehicle is flat bottomed the cable is not riding on the tube, anywhere. It does not bind. I've been toying with this idea for 3 years and cannot come up with a good way of running the cable due to the binds that would be imposed by curves in the tubes. The only thing I can come up with is a pretty hefty tube with pulleys, or rollers, in the bends to take the curve and reduce drag on the cable. I've not the metal fabrication skills to engineer up the routing tubes. Someone like CJDave may... when he gets to Iowa in a year or so, that's one project we're going to tackle together.


Dana, like you, if anyone has come up with a workable solution, I'd love to see it.

I like the versatility of the setup.

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