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Old 08-15-2011, 10:10 AM
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I think you better have a heavier tube on that thing. Solid stock or might as well leave it at home.

Also, the receivers better have some crazy beef to them.

 
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:26 AM
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That looks like 1/4" square tube with a piece of 1/4 2x2 plate welded to the end with a 1" drain hole.



...as mentioned earlier.




Id pull my left nut out of socket trying to move the winch mount, winch and on board battery.



...also, as mentioned earlier.
 
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:32 AM
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Its still not solid stock......


I made a front receiverhitch out of 3/8ths 2.5x2.5 square for the frame to frame part, and its got a good bend to it now.. And that's just from tugs on a strap.
 
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:44 AM
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Haha. You can't move this thing with a battery sitting on it. Once again though, we've built something that ya'll would have built differently. We'll just have to see how out works.

I have decided on new tires though. I want a set of 44" boggers and a set of 46" ags. After I get the front bumper built, I'm gonna start on a set of rockwell 15's unless I can find a used set for cheap.
 
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:49 AM
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If you had a smaller winch on it I wouldn't see a problem. But that's a hell of a lot of pulling power.




New tire choices are good imo
 
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:51 AM
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If you had a smaller winch on it I wouldn't see a problem. But that's a hell of a lot of pulling power.




New tire choices are good imo
Figured I needed a big winch for a big truck...
 
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Isnt half (if not 90%+) the point of building a removable hitch mounted winch is REMOVING IT? This ******* is going to weigh 250-300lbs if not more. Its not the issue of 2 guys picking up that much weight roughly waist high...its maneuvering that little 2" square tube into a 2" square socket while holding 300lbs waist high.


Im diggin' the tire choices also
 
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Isnt half (if not 90%+) the point of building a removable hitch mounted winch is REMOVING IT? This ******* is going to weigh 250-300lbs if not more. Its not the issue of 2 guys picking up that much weight roughly waist high...its maneuvering that little 2" square tube into a 2" square socket while holding 300lbs waist high.


Im diggin' the tire choices also
Its not that bad, we lifted it in and out several times yesterday. How would you make a 160 pounds winch removable?
 
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kirby, i'd skip boggers all together if i was you, but i assume they will be your "street tires" :shakeshead:

just go ags and don't look back. cheaper that way.
 
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Id buy 2 and keep my schnuts in their socket where they belong. I probably couldnt move the winch alone if it were sitting on the ground...much less the mount and battery as a unit.



Or Id build a bed mounted jib crane with a boom long enough to reach the front and rear bumper as well as my buddys truck if he parked close enough.
 
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Or Id build a bed mounted jib crane with a boom long enough to reach the front and rear bumper as well as my buddys truck if he parked close enough.

i was expecting no less when i saw "how would you move it?"
 
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:08 AM
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kirby, i'd skip boggers all together if i was you, but i assume they will be your "street tires" :shakeshead:

just go ags and don't look back. cheaper that way.
ags don't flex so well on the rocks DAN. I already went the cheap route and we all know how that went.
 
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:11 AM
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if you want to play on rocks go with 47" LTBs, 44" Rockers or 42" SXs. Boggers have no lateral traction on rocks.
 
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Id buy 2 and keep my schnuts in their socket where they belong. I probably couldnt move the winch alone if it were sitting on the ground...much less the mount and battery as a unit.



Or Id build a bed mounted jib crane with a boom long enough to reach the front and rear bumper as well as my buddys truck if he parked close enough.
Don't be a sissy alpha.. I'm not gonna buy two 1800 dollar winches because you're not man enough to lift 200 pounds waist high.
 
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:15 AM
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