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 on: September 21, 2010, 09:33:04 AM 
Started by dirtnerd - Last post by dirtnerd
At peak demand, a winch can draw 500-600 amps. 

500-600 amps was a bit high.  I just checked the specs on mine, which is a Warn 9.5 XP.  It's 480 amps at the max line pull.  Warn recomments a minimum of a 650 CCA battery.

 on: September 21, 2010, 07:30:47 AM 
Started by dirtnerd - Last post by dirtnerd
For starters, you absolutely need a deep cycle battery.  Winching will kill a regular battery pretty damn quick.  You can go with an optima, or just buy a cheapo marine battery at Walmart like i did.  Unless you plan on a lot of roll overs, I don't really think the optima offers much more than the additional safety of being a sealed battery.  If you are worried that your battery wont keep pace with the winch, pat is correct about the dual battery setup (both deep cycle).  At peak demand, a winch can draw 500-600 amps.  You are banking on the reserve in the battery top get you through short bursts of winching, not the alternator output.  you would probably need about 4 high capacity alternators to provide enough juice to meet the peak demand of the winch.

 on: August 20, 2010, 03:34:16 AM 
Started by goldxlt - Last post by goldxlt
i want to spray the bed of my truck and was thinking of cleaning up my rockers giving the truck a nice two tone paint job.  durabak has a lot of color options so but i would like to know if it will really old up even just to daily driving it.  i used herculiner once and it looked good for about 6 months and then went down hill fast.  just thought i would see if any one local has used it and how well it has held up, any discoloration, chipping or peeling, things like that.  thanks.

 on: August 13, 2010, 02:18:19 AM 
Started by dirtnerd - Last post by PJ1
The biggest thing with winches is the battery adding another alt isn:t really going to help as much as using a dual purpose battery. Another problem is your stock alt output at idle to around 1400rpm isn't all that great so adding two and not increasing rpm will net you nothing but increased windage. I would buy another battery and isolate it for winch use or buy a Optima blue with the light grey case and not worry about it.

 on: August 07, 2010, 07:44:40 PM 
Started by dirtnerd - Last post by dusty178
i wanta add a winch in the future what if i add another stock alt. to the system to keep up with the winch? i have a 950ca batt. that would be plenty for regular winch use with a 10k lb pull right ?

 on: July 13, 2010, 09:11:46 PM 
Started by dusty178 - Last post by dusty178
having issues with the vintage wiring on my 79' cherokee. seems like the lights are searching for a ground , if turn on the 4-ways it makes the seat belt light in dash blink and the back lighting for my aftermarket temp gauge blink but no outside lights blink. i have taken the bulkhead connector ( main harness) from firewall and seen like a brown goo that is in the connector. havant had time to properly clean connector  yet. had the same proplem with a friends cj. any other ideas as to what might be making it do that Huh should it just make all new ground to block and to frame and body?

 on: June 25, 2010, 05:16:10 AM 
Started by PJ1 - Last post by dirtnerd
any new pics?

 on: June 25, 2010, 02:59:58 AM 
Started by dirtnerd - Last post by dirtnerd
clean the hole, use a jbweld or devcon that is for the application, fill the hole in and re-drill and tap.  Your more likely to mess up the block trying to tig or braze the aluminum.  If its just one small oil pan bolt the epoxy stuff should hold well to do its job.

I used the JB weld and then installed the bolt like a stud.  problem solved.  The new timing chain is on. Now I'm just waiting for some o-rings and gaskets from the dealer and I can finish putting it all together

 on: June 23, 2010, 07:04:04 PM 
Started by PJ1 - Last post by PJ1
I'm kind of at a stall right now on everything with the broken foot thing going on. I have designed the front 4 link setup and have made most of the parts for the mounts but its not so easy to weld with the open toe boot thing I got on. I also got all the links cut to length and the frame notch located for the lower front links. I have about 5/8" clearance between the front driveshaft and the LCA mount its tight but it should work. I'll post these pics once i get them off my phone and resize them.

 on: June 20, 2010, 08:33:01 PM 
Started by dgray69 - Last post by dgray69
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