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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-25-2004, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Winching down the front end? (climbing)

anybody winching there front suspension down to the axle when preparing for major climbs?
im starting to get sick of carrying the front end up nasty hills.
for the rigging, what are you doing to get it to go under the bumper?
nylon or roller fairlead mounted so the winch cable can go and run on that versus the under edge of the bumper?
now the 2 ways of ataching it to the front axle?
do i run the cable through a pulley thats a tad in front of/above the axle, then hook the hook on a bracket on the axle?
Or do i go straight from under the bumper through a bracket on the axle, and then to some spot near the tranny mount with the hook? use poly on where it goes thruogh the axle to keep the wear on the cable down?
downsides to either?
both will suck if i am attached and need to winch up an obstacle.
number 2 will be harder to unhook do to mounting near tranny mount, number one you will have to deal with unhooking the pulley.

both should work.
any promblems doing this with a 8274 other than it being so fast that the amount going down will be kinda uncontrollable?
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Re: Winching down the front end? (climbing)

I would think you'd be better off using some short nylon straps . Make a point off the center of the front axle to attach to , maybe an eyelet so the strap can't fall off . From there , either two straps up to a screw eye on each side of the frame above the axle or even a "Y" strap should work . A guy could score a cheap old ATV winch for this purpose as well....
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