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Winch question

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by mchaput, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Oct 17, 2016 at 3:16 PM
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    mchaput

    mchaput [OP] New Member

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    I just got a 2016 Jeep wrangler unlimited sahara. i just put an off road bumper on myself that was definitely heavier than the stock one i took off. i then purchased a smittybilt xrc 9500# winch, but i am concerned about the weight. the winch itself is 63 lbs and the new off road bumper is heavier than the stock one like i mentioned. is this going to be too much weight up front? should i get a smaller winch? i have upgraded to the rubicon tires and wheels, but i have the stock suspension for the sahara. just don't want to install the winch if this is going to be too heavy and compromise the handling of the jeep. please help.

    thanks, Marty
     
  2. Oct 17, 2016 at 5:02 PM
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    C2T

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    2.5" AEV Dual Sport lift, 35" Treadwright Guard Dogs, Black Rock Wheels, AEV Front & Rear Bumpers with Tire Carrier, Fuel Caddy 10 gal. Aux. fuel tank, Warn 9.5ti, 125' synthetic winch line, front axle skid, 20" LED light bar , Bilstein Shocks, steel steering skidplate,
    Yours is a common combination on a JK. It will, of course, cause a small amount of droop but it is not a big issue. It should have no noticeable effect on your steering.
     
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