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Old 29th July 2010, 09:21   #31
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Let Me Know Make Model of the winch, i will Ask My fabricator,
I have not yet decided on the make and the model of the winch since I m not knowledgeable on them and am still researching. By the way, which one would you recommend for the Scorpio?

It would also be great if you could enlighten the price and the best procuring method as well.
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Exactly my thoughts. I think it would be wise not to lead with your winch. If I decide to put a winch on my Invader I will put some substantial steel in front of it so that my winch is not what makes first contact with an obstacle encountered from the front. I have also seen many vehicles leading with with their off-road lights. Lights and winches do not make good bumpers.
You are spot on man , maybe a bull bar will do the trick
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Thanks guys for your comments.
@samurai: did you think that I should have gone for more than 6000 lbs?
The whole thing with shipping , duties and installation should not cost more than Rs. 75,000/-
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I have not yet decided on the make and the model of the winch since I m not knowledgeable on them and am still researching. By the way, which one would you recommend for the Scorpio?
A winch for a 2WD , whats the idea behind installing one ?
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A winch for a 2WD , whats the idea behind installing one ?
The idea is to make a 2WD as capable as possible so that it extricates me out of most situations where my MLDs too may fail to pull me out.
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@samurai: did you think that I should have gone for more than 6000 lbs?
Generally 8000lb is the recommended winch for Jeeps. I have the Ramsey REP8000.
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I have not yet decided on the make and the model of the winch since I m not knowledgeable on them and am still researching. By the way, which one would you recommend for the Scorpio?

It would also be great if you could enlighten the price and the best procuring method as well.
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I prefer WARN because of quality and after sales backup. Ramsey is good but officially we don't have any one here in india to service, (if somethings goes wrong) last week i upgraded my 8000 pounds winch to XD 9000 from WARN. it easily pulled a Nissan patrol from full Slush.

In lot of US websites WARN 8000 is on Discount price please check,
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I prefer WARN because of quality and after sales backup. Ramsey is good but officially we don't have any one here in india to service, (if somethings goes wrong) last week i upgraded my 8000 pounds winch to XD 9000 from WARN. it easily pulled a Nissan patrol from full Slush.

In lot of US websites WARN 8000 is on Discount price please check,
Whats the cost of the Warn 8000 if purchased from banglore outlet?
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Thanks guys for your comments.
@samurai: did you think that I should have gone for more than 6000 lbs?
The whole thing with shipping , duties and installation should not cost more than Rs. 75,000/-
cheers
The general thumb rule for choosing winch capacity is "weight of vehicle X 2.5"
So for a vehicle weighing 1 ton (Gypsy) it would require a winch rated at 2.5 tons.
Doing an approximate conversion of 1 ton = 2000 pounds, the winch would have to be about 5500 pounds.
Most gypsy owners prefer the 8000 pounds as the cost difference between 6000 and 8000 is very marginal.

Similarly for an MM550 (weighing abt 1.5tons) you would require an 8000 pounds winch.

This thumb rule is more or less common across the globe.

Hope this helps
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BTW 75000/- is too high you can get a
1) Warn 8000 for about 60K - Narayan, Bangalore
2) Britpart 8000 for about 50K - Allan, Mumbai
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I prefer WARN because of quality and after sales backup. Ramsey is good but officially we don't have any one here in india to service, (if somethings goes wrong) last week i upgraded my 8000 pounds winch to XD 9000 from WARN. it easily pulled a Nissan patrol from full Slush.

In lot of US websites WARN 8000 is on Discount price please check,
Same thoughts here as well. But do you think that an 8000 pounds winch is sufficient for a Scorpio?

Also, do you have any specific model in mind? And yes, what do you presume would be the cost if procured from India?
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Same thoughts here as well. But do you think that an 8000 pounds winch is sufficient for a Scorpio?

Also, do you have any specific model in mind? And yes, what do you presume would be the cost if procured from India?
Sir considering your usage, M 8000 is More than sufficient, if u want to test lets meet in next OTR and we will try, i think pulling a Scorpio with a winch fitted vehicle is the same as self recovering a scorpio with its own winch, exactly i don't know. but practically we pulled our friends Scorpio without any snatch block many times, if you use a snatch block it will easily gives more rating,

Regarding cost fifteen days back when we enquired Mr.Narayan quoted 56K but he don't have any stock of Warn 8000 pounds. he has Tabor winches in stock.

From USA same 8000 pound winch, Mr,HG Nishanth got through a web site it costed him 49k, only thing u wont get local warranty.
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Generally 8000lb is the recommended winch for Jeeps. I have the Ramsey REP8000.
samurai how are they?
even recovery vehicles of mahindra also have them.
they are 300$ to 400$ cheaper then same capacity WARNs (checked on net ).

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Regarding cost fifteen days back when we enquired Mr.Narayan quoted 56K but he don't have any stock of Warn 8000 pounds. he has Tabor winches in stock.

From USA same 8000 pound winch, Mr,HG Nishanth got through a web site it costed him 49k, only thing u wont get local warranty.
I checked the XD 9000 Warn online and the price was around 1000.00USD but the shipping cost was around 1300.00USD which I feel is not at all worth it. Can you tell me which site Nishanth bought his winch from?

I also feel that Narayan Murthy is more of a money making shop than VFM option.

I intend to come to an OTR soon, its been quite some time since I have been to one.
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I checked the XD 9000 Warn online and the price was around 1000.00USD but the shipping cost was around 1300.00USD which I feel is not at all worth it. Can you tell me which site Nishanth bought his winch from?

I also feel that Narayan Murthy is more of a money making shop than VFM option.

I intend to come to an OTR soon, its been quite some time since I have been to one.
Sir what ever u try to do, it will not cost you less then 65000.00, thats why i told you to check with Narayan.

one more thing i want to tell you if something goes wrong in a winch you have to send it back to USA shipping address, who will bare that courier cost?

i already faced this issue, with the experience i am telling you without warranty just say no to this winches.
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Rallystar, you 'really' have done a super job on the winch. I must say a very cleanly executed job. Please tell me the location of Vincys workshop so that I can visit him and congratulate him on a wonderfull install . Maybe your recomendation will persuade him to work some wonders on my Gypsy too ..!!
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