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FrankenJeeper
07-17-2013, 08:02 PM
I just got a used warn winch for basically nothing at all, and I was hoping some of you here could shed some light for me about it. Ill attach some pictures for y'all to look at to hopefully be able to tell me about it. Thanks in advance!

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2010 JKU Sport
1977 CJ5

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Chairokey
07-17-2013, 08:11 PM
Man that's an old timer!! Idk anything about it, but cool find!

bluewave
07-17-2013, 08:17 PM
if I had to guess based off the numbers its a 1980s winch prob 7k capacity

FrankenJeeper
07-17-2013, 08:26 PM
I was told it was an M8000, and it's missing the control box that had all of the solenoids in it, but since it was basically free I'm hoping to be able to buy missing parts and install it on my jeep.


2010 JKU Sport
1977 CJ5

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Wizard
07-17-2013, 09:34 PM
To me it looks to be a Warn M8000, as I was told by Warn Support recently that the motor ID tag on an M8000 should have the number 16543 or 25314 on it, and yours looks to have the 16543.

I also picked up an (early 1980's) 8000 lb Warn a couple of years back, which was in poor condition. I stripped it all down, serviced it, and put it back together with a bit of paint, and it has been pulling me out of trouble ever since.

I did ask the Warn Support staff about replacing the motor on mine with one of the newer 4.6 or 6.0 hp motors and was told to stick with the current replacement motor p/n 77893 which is rated 4.8 hp, but it does not have the same high torque numbers as the 4.6 hp motor. Apparently the construction of the M8000 won't handle the higher torque of the latest motors.

I have nothing but praise for the Warn Support staff, as the person I e-mailed was more than happy to answer all my questions a while back, so don't hesitate to send them an e-mail.

My winch has been fitted to a Nissan Patrol for the last three years, and did a great job when needed. I have now sold this vehicle, so pulled the winch off to put on my new JK. It has never let me down. I do run a snatch block on tougher pulls to ease the load on the winch.

Hope this helps.

Before

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w448/4wdadventurers/Winch%20Gear/WinchStripDown004640x480.jpg

After

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w448/4wdadventurers/Winch%20Gear/FinishedWinch006640x480.jpg

Wizard
07-17-2013, 09:52 PM
Would you believe I've just been given another Warn M8000, which is also missing a few bits, but it'll get the same treatment as the other, and will soon be looking good.

I also replaced the bulky (4 x solenoid) Warn solenoid pack on my winch with an Albright solenoid (DC88-499PL), which are nice and small to mount out of the way, and are very reliable. I'm sure you will be able to pick up a cheap replacement solenoid pack in the US. If you were a bit closer I'd gladly give you the two I have sitting at home here.

This is all that controls my winch now. No bulky solenoid pack.

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w448/4wdadventurers/Winch%20Gear/IMG_1079_zpsf2dcec72.jpg

FrankenJeeper
07-18-2013, 01:15 AM
If you were a bit closer I'd gladly give you the two I have sitting at home here.



http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w448/4wdadventurers/Winch%20Gear/IMG_1079_zpsf2dcec72.jpg

Would you be willing to ship them on my dime?


2010 JKU Sport
1977 CJ5

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FrankenJeeper
07-18-2013, 01:26 AM
Would you believe I've just been given another Warn M8000, which is also missing a few bits, but it'll get the same treatment as the other, and will soon be looking good.

I also replaced the bulky (4 x solenoid) Warn solenoid pack on my winch with an Albright solenoid (DC88-499PL), which are nice and small to mount out of the way, and are very reliable. I'm sure you will be able to pick up a cheap replacement solenoid pack in the US. If you were a bit closer I'd gladly give you the two I have sitting at home here.

This is all that controls my winch now. No bulky solenoid pack.

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w448/4wdadventurers/Winch%20Gear/IMG_1079_zpsf2dcec72.jpg

Does the factory warn controller fit in your new solenoid or did you have to buy a new one?


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Wizard
07-18-2013, 01:55 AM
Would you be willing to ship them on my dime?


I can't see why not. My problem with doing this is that I couldn't guarantee either of them are still working. If you are still keen I can send through some photos and you can make a decision off them. Send a PM if still interested. The offer is still there, they are free if you want them and are prepared to pay for postage.


Does the factory warn controller fit in your new solenoid or did you have to buy a new one?


I can still control the new winch solenoid with the factory controller, I just use a trailer plug fitted on the bullbar and controller rather than the standard connection.

On my Jeep I'm going to fit an in-cab winch control switch, as well as switches on the bullbar, so the controller is not required. I'll still have a plug on the bullbar if I need to use the controller.

These are the winch control switches I had in my previous 4by. The red missile switch is an isolator switch so you don't operate the winch by accident, and the second toggle switch operates the winch.

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w448/4wdadventurers/Patrol/WinchControlsSwitches005640x480.jpg

This is the type of trailer plug I use on the Warn controller.

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w448/4wdadventurers/Trailer%20Plugs/82121.pnghttp://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w448/4wdadventurers/Trailer%20Plugs/82022.png

FrankenJeeper
07-18-2013, 03:00 AM
I can't see why not. My problem with doing this is that I couldn't guarantee either of them are still working. If you are still keen I can send through some photos and you can make a decision off them. Send a PM if still interested. The offer is still there, they are free if you want them and are prepared to pay for postage.



I can still control the new winch solenoid with the factory controller, I just use a trailer plug fitted on the bullbar and controller rather than the standard connection.

On my Jeep I'm going to fit an in-cab winch control switch, as well as switches on the bullbar, so the controller is not required. I'll still have a plug on the bullbar if I need to use the controller.

These are the winch control switches I had in my previous 4by. The red missile switch is an isolator switch so you don't operate the winch by accident, and the second toggle switch operates the winch.

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w448/4wdadventurers/Patrol/WinchControlsSwitches005640x480.jpg

This is the type of trailer plug I use on the Warn controller.

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w448/4wdadventurers/Trailer%20Plugs/82121.pnghttp://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w448/4wdadventurers/Trailer%20Plugs/82022.png

PM sent


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1977 CJ5

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bluewave
07-18-2013, 03:08 AM
I agree with above we are a warn dealer and have had nothing but the best service out of them forever. I will be a supporting dealer until we die or they do! lol, they cost a little more but ive never had one die besides broken cables. if you need any help with it let me know. We keep quite a few parts in stock.

ill give you $100 bucks for it ;)