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I don't know what my 83 4x4 long bed weighs but I want to get a winch and was wondering if an 8000lb would be enough? I have seen some winches on ebay like the gorilla brand and the vortex brutes that are fairly cheap. TYhe vortex comes with a 2 yr warranty. What do you think?
 

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Sure it is. Your truck probably weighs ~4000 pounds (that's a guess).
 

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Depends on the type of wheeling you do and the kind of stuck you expect.
8K is fine for some and not nearly enough for others.
But even a 6K winch is better than no winch.
 

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I know sooner or later I will have her stuck up to the doors in some GA muck and I don't want to get a huge winch if I don't need it.
Thanks for the advice.
 

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I would like to get a powerful wench also. I thought about going to a small town junk yard (small town usally better prices) look for some in the yard, or hopefully find a military wench! haha, chances of that are slim and none. Not really sure where to get a good deal on one. But if you do let me know!
 

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I have an 8000lbs Warn...I also have a block to double the power. With that you can bend the frame....
 
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