Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WARN M8000 8000-lb Winch review

WARN M8000 8000-lb Winch review

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review date 10/3/2012

The good: The 4.8hp high-speed motor provides fast line speed and strong pulls, and the 8000lb capacity means worry-free winching for your Jeep.
The bad: The 12 foot lead cord on the wired remote could be a little longer.
The bottom line: With its 8000-lb capacity, the WARN M8000  Winch has enough pull to get you out of the stickiest off-road situations. Its low-profile design and separate control box allows for a variety of mounting options, making it a perfect fit for your Jeep.

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The WARN brand has been around since 1948, and they have been making Jeep parts right from the start.  They have a strong reputation with the off-roading community for reliability, and you often here the phrase "it's a WARN" from owners when others ask how they like their winch. The WARN brand name is just that solid.
And speaking of solid, the WARN M8000's pull capacity beats out a lot of the cheaper competitors at this price point. It can quickly haul a fallen tree of the trail, or get your buddy out of that mudpit you warned him that his H2 just couldn't handle.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Choosing a Jeep Top

Hard Tops, Soft Tops, Half Tops, Bikini Tops, Windjammers

Jeep Tops at a Glance
by Jeepers

When it comes to selecting the right top or your Jeep, you have a lot of options.  This article should give you a quick overview and help you determine which type of top is right for you.  Whether you drive your Jeep through snowy New England winters, or just cruise to the SoCal beach, there is a top that is the right fit for your lifestyle.
  • Hard Tops
  • Soft Tops
  • Super Tops
  • Bikini or Brief Tops
  • Windjammers

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These are the best winches for your Jeep!

Winch Capacity (Rated Line Pull)

The first important consideration in choosing a winch is the winch manufacturer’s line pull rating. This is a combination of the mechanical capacity of the winch and the tensile strength of the line on the drum. The important part to remember is that, unless otherwise indicated, rated capacity is based on the first layer of winch cable (the one closest to the drum). Typically, there are three or four layers and that first one has the “lowest” gear ratio and the most pull.
How much pull is enough? The rule-of-thumb minimum is to take your GVW (that’s Gross Vehicle Weight, not curb weight) and multiply it by 1.5.
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