Using the winch in the winter.

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Using the winch in the winter.

Post by waldo » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:32 pm

Sucks. Hook was frozen to the tow hook, cap for the winch cable had about 2" of ice cementing it on, same for the spool lever.

Once past all that it was fine. :lol:
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Re: Using the winch in the winter.

Post by TwinStick » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:20 pm

:idea: Sounds to me, like you need a custom made neoprene winch cover, that velcro's in place-to itself.
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Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

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Re: Using the winch in the winter.

Post by HeavyDuty » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:19 pm

Just a flap of rubber covering the top works great. Easy to flip up and use. Folds down after use.

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Re: Using the winch in the winter.

Post by 13BlkPowerWagon » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:41 pm

Sounds like someone's a bit of a snowflake! Haha. Sorry, bad pun...

If you'd just cover it in salt, like everything else in this frozen hell, it would stop working altogether and you'd never have to worry about unsticking a frozen hook again!

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