Help with a Winch

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 12, 2007 at 21:29
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Hi All,

I have a 2006 Nissan Navara ST-R with the factory steel bullbar. I am now after a winch and don't know where to start. We don't do much solo driving but on the weekend had to help rescue a Hilux that was at risk of rolling down a hill with a hand winch and it made me think that a bar-mounted winch would be good. Any advice on suitable winches would be appreciated.


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Reply By: Member - Andy C (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2007 at 21:34

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2007 at 21:34

I have a 2004 Navara also with a factory steel bullbar. I fitted an Ox 10,000. All was well until after a few heavy off-road trips, I got a couple of cracks in the bullbar.

Under warantee, Nissan wanted nothing to do with it as the sticker on the bullbar saying "only fit a Warn XD9000" wasn't followed!

I suggest that you follow the Nissan guidlines so if anything happens in the future, you should be covered under warrantee.

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Follow Up By: Baden - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2007 at 22:06

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2007 at 22:06
Thanks for the advice Andy. I don't remember seeing any such sticker on the bullbar but I'll have a closer look.
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Follow Up By: Member - extfilm (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 13, 2007 at 02:45

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2007 at 02:45
Get used to Nissan's lack of warranty honouring......... they are probably the worst for honouring their warranty. They will find all sorts of excuses.
I am still fighting a warranty issue an d the ute is just 12mths old. problem happened 6 mths ago
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2007 at 21:39

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2007 at 21:39
Well Baden I too am interested in getting a winch. I have looked closely and thought about it long and hard.

I reckon the XD9500 from Warn is the go. It has reasonable pulling power and fantastic line speed. The other big thing in it's favour is that it is light, about half the weight of the 12000 and maybe 2/3 that of the 10000.

I figure the thing that takes the longest with a winch recovery is halling the line in and out. Line speed is the only thing that helps here. Most recoveries do not require the full capacity of the winch so the 9500 should be enough. On the odd occasion when you need more you can put in a snatch block and double the pull.

Just my thoughts. I travel in a GU with a camper trailer out the back and I reckon this would do me.

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Follow Up By: Baden - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2007 at 22:09

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2007 at 22:09
I was looking at the Magnum 9000 but know that they're an inferrior version of the Warn. I'll have to work a little harder on the Minister for War and Finance to get the ok for the more expensive Warn.
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Reply By: Member - Andy C (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2007 at 22:37

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2007 at 22:37

The Magnum I believe is a "re-badged" Warn. A mate of mine has one on his Jeep Wrangler and has never had a problem. He checks it before every trip and gives it a spray and dusts out the control guts - better than my Ox that's now stuffed!

Oh and there's a Warn XD9000 and an XP9.5.

I'm going to go for the XD9000 and will cost plasma rope to replace the cable just to take that extra weight off the front of the vehilcle. Try arguing that though with the Minister!

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Reply By: ozwasp - Monday, Jun 18, 2007 at 01:13

Monday, Jun 18, 2007 at 01:13
I've got a Tirfor T516 hand winch.... It spends it's life in the shed, but at least I don't have get it serviced every 6 months

With the Tirfor I can right a rolled vehicle or winch from behind... That is when it's onboard.

Seriously, there are better ways to spend your money!!!
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