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Brent, then there’s the other mystery element: do you go looking for trouble/the edge? Early on, I loved the smell of ozone when all those driven wheels were churning away, digging eventually to rest on the frame. There is just something therapeutic about it. If you have never been a hard core 4 wheeler, then i suspect you won’t need a winch. Just have a plan B when you start to begin to commence to loose it. For a TC, a minimum would be a 1-foot square ‘jack board’ and a 12 ton hydraulic jack that will fit under the axle on the side that has a flat tire. A farm jack is just about useless on a TC as you can only lift the front end. I would say I’ve used a winch at least 500 times in my time. One Warn 8000 I had on my Land Cruiser FJ-55 was used over 300 times, by design, and that tiny bronze spur gear that ran the big bull gear finally had no teeth. It never got hot and always had a surplus of duty cycle. That was one tough winch. The Chinese winches…not so much.
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