reelezy winches

Submitted: Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 17:10
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hi all
i asked a while ago if anyone had or had any experience with reelezy winches on ebay, but without any info received so i thought id ask again.
the're about $600
which is about half the price oe warn, ox.
i understand that a winch must be dependable always, as when you need to use it you need to use it.
hence the question- are reelezy winches any good

thanks, fred
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Reply By: desert - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 17:16

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 17:16
Are they PTO?
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Reply By: fredd - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 22:06

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 22:06
no electric
fred
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Follow Up By: Joombi - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 07:29

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 07:29
G'day Fred, Yeah mate, I answered you twice,& gave you a link to the "Outer Limits" web site all with a mile long thread about them, you may have to go back & find it...
let me know how you go....
Rick....
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Reply By: XLGXL - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 14:16

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 14:16
Hey Fred,

I have just purchase and recieved the Reelezy 10000 winch. I have not put it to use as yet but have hit a problem with it already with the fairleads not fitting properly onto my ARB bullbar. I have spun the clutch and I'am just about to wire it up this weekend will tell you how it goes.
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Follow Up By: fredd - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 21:01

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 21:01
thanks for your reply, i will eagerly await your assessment of the winch
thanks again
fred
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Follow Up By: Joombi - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 16:12

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 16:12
Hello!!!! (tap tap tap) is this thing on????
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Follow Up By: fredd - Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 21:19

Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 21:19
yeah, sorry joombi,
been to outer limits and can find stuff on chinese winches etc, but nothing specific about reelezy
fred
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Reply By: XLGXL - Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 13:20

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 13:20
OK where do I start? First I will let you know that I have an 80 series with an ARB winch bullbar. I started the project Friday after work it would be easy with an extra hand but I didn't have that advantage so I use a rope to get it into place. So back to fitting the winch first thing you need to do is rotate the clutch not hard but once done I found it a bit harder to put it in and out ??? Then you will have to drill holes in the winch rollers so it sits up in the ARB roller fittings, also you will need to make some space as the motor hits the bullbar and it is impossible to get the earth bolt back in. Mine were made out some flat aluminium. You will also have to get some longer bolts as well. As for testing it well the control box is not on yet as I don't know were to put it as it will not go were they recommend as the bullbar is in the way. I was think in the engine bay but were who knows???
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 15:54

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 15:54
A suggestion.....just be aware that the control box needs to be easily accessible for routine maintenance (ie: spraying of WD40 or similar) every few months.
ARB made a snazzy b/bar back in 2000 when I bought my GU and it had a neat "W" cut-out in the front of the bar, right next to the fair-lead. This was where the control box was located and it looked great. Only problem was that you HAD to remove the whole winch to be able to get the control box out for servicing!!!!!! That made a 5 minute job into about a 4 hour job which (ideally) needed 2 blokes to do.
Needless to say that i soon relocated the control box onto the top of the main section of the bar, just above the slot which allows you to look down onto the winch rope. Now it really is a 5 minute job to remove the cover and spray it (but i still don't do it as often as i should!!!!).

What about putting it behind one of the side "wings"? That is where ARB now mount them and they have a hole cut into the top of the bar where the plug pokes through. In my opinion this is still too hard to get to for servicing, but at least it's neat and does not require the whole winch to be removed to get to it. You may find that the supplied cables are not long enough for you to be able to mount the box where you'd prefer.....but just get new ones made up (or do it yourself) by an auto electrician.

Cheers

Roachie
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