The Apex is a 12000lb winch with synthetic line. The extra 2000-2500lbs worth of pulling is worth $100Bumper is coming this week. I’ve never had a winch and will probably rarely use it. I’m looking at the Rough Country 9500 with synthetic line for $399, the Badlands Apex for $480, or the Smittybilt 9.5 or 10k . In reality, just wondering if the Apex is with the extra $100. It does seem to have a nicer hook; not sure that’s worth $100.
8k is a bit light for a Gladiator but you could run it with a snatch block - definitely better than nothing. I’m running a Warn Zeon 10s and it seems pretty good and fast.I have a warn VR8 sitting in my garage that is pretty much new. I took it off a 4runner I traded in.
I had planned to keep it if I have any need for it. Is there any reason to hold onto it for my gladiator since It is new and I have it in my posession? If not, I can just try to sell it and maybe get some kind of other parts. My gladiator is all stock for now.
Simple physics of a pulley system.How does that work? The rating of the winch is based on things like the drum size, cooling, power intake, etc. From page 16 of the SB manual
With 85ft of line on the drum the winch pulls 6300lbs. With 40ft of line on the drum it pulls 8850lbs. That is about half the line on the drum remaining (equivalent to a snatch block letting out twice as much line) yet pull only went up 40%. What am I failing to understand?