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Title: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: SixGun on February 18, 2015, 08:14:55 pm
Harbor freight is having their March parking lot sale.  The 12k Badlands winch is on sale for $292.44 and with a 20% coupon, that is one steal of a deal.  Lol
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: crazzywolfie on February 18, 2015, 10:07:42 pm
i wish they would have sales on winches like that up here. i occasionally wouldn't mind having one.
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: rjtx667 on February 19, 2015, 08:24:15 am
Quote from: crazzywolfie on February 18, 2015, 10:07:42 pm
i wish they would have sales on winches like that up here. i occasionally wouldn't mind having one.



Its too cold to install it, and too cold to have to use it  :laughing7:
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: crazzywolfie on February 19, 2015, 09:30:37 am
lol. it is definitely too cold to install it but not too cold to use it. this is the busy time of year for tow trucks and pulling vehicles out of ditch or snow banks. never had to pull a vehicle out yet you never know.
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: rjtx667 on February 19, 2015, 12:31:02 pm
Last year when it was bad here I had my ramcharger out, but I did not think to put the winch on it, so I was running around without it.

Now its not even allowed on the streets. Those 35's and rear locker need attention before its streetable again.
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: ProjectPW on February 19, 2015, 01:39:25 pm
Quote from: rjtx667 on February 19, 2015, 12:31:02 pm
Last year when it was bad here I had my ramcharger out, but I did not think to put the winch on it, so I was running around without it.

Now its not even allowed on the streets. Those 35's and rear locker need attention before its streetable again.


There is no turning back after things are modified.... :035:
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: crazzywolfie on February 19, 2015, 02:04:59 pm
Quote from: rjtx667 on February 19, 2015, 12:31:02 pm
Last year when it was bad here I had my ramcharger out, but I did not think to put the winch on it, so I was running around without it.

Now its not even allowed on the streets. Those 35's and rear locker need attention before its streetable again.

but you don't quite have it as bad down there as we have it up here. on a lot of back roads the plows push the snow right into the ditch and people think the snow banks are the edge of the road so if for some reason they need to pull over they end up in the ditch
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10959488_10152717281641295_2011699272481487386_n.jpg?oh=0a97f41f4a439f93b9058e71c7dff52e&oe=558455F7&__gda__=1435080072_c2cbfc96ae086f49e1a8118722aaf82d)
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: rjtx667 on February 19, 2015, 03:47:55 pm
Quote from: ProjectPW on February 19, 2015, 01:39:25 pm
There is no turning back after things are modified.... :035:



turing back? no... but improving the modifications is doable. I am thinking about upgrading the steering gearbox and pump. I don't have room for cross over steering (yet).

I also need to get a better locker setup, no offense... this one works... but if I want to street play it has to go.

Its just thoughts, because do you really want to drive a Ramcharger with 35's on 2" wheel spacers down the highway at 70?  :icon_scratch:  :dontknow:

Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: crazzywolfie on February 19, 2015, 03:56:38 pm
Quote from: rjtx667 on February 19, 2015, 03:47:55 pm
Its just thoughts, because do you really want to drive a Ramcharger with 35's on 2" wheel spacers down the highway at 70?  :icon_scratch:  :dontknow:

you see stuff like that going down the road all the time up here. they are normally called pavement princess's :laughing7:
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: ProjectM880 on February 20, 2015, 12:11:32 pm
Quote from: SixGun on February 18, 2015, 08:14:55 pm
Harbor freight is having their March parking lot sale.  The 12k Badlands winch is on sale for $292.44 and with a 20% coupon, that is one steal of a deal.  Lol


Where are they located and where do i get the coupon???
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: SixGun on February 20, 2015, 05:07:08 pm
Sometimes they come in the coupons in the mail or the weekender in the newspaper. If you are on their mailing list, they send them to you.

I'll see if I can find one and send it to you.
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: SixGun on February 20, 2015, 05:34:42 pm
Ok Eric, I found one at home. PM sent.
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: SixGun on February 21, 2015, 07:10:28 am
Just got another 20% off coupon in the mail.  If anyone needs it, pm me with your address and I'll send it to you.

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Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: ProjectPW on February 22, 2015, 08:41:00 am
Quote from: rjtx667 on February 19, 2015, 03:47:55 pm

turing back? no... but improving the modifications is doable. I am thinking about upgrading the steering gearbox and pump. I don't have room for cross over steering (yet).

I also need to get a better locker setup, no offense... this one works... but if I want to street play it has to go.

Its just thoughts, because do you really want to drive a Ramcharger with 35's on 2" wheel spacers down the highway at 70?  :icon_scratch:  :dontknow:


I would not worry about the wheel spacers at all.. just like a normal wheel... tighten all lug nuts to spec and  remove wheels to recheck tightness after a few hundred miles... just more lug nuts... dont over torque them :thumbsup:

As for the locker I would say a detroit style locker would probably make you feel better.... you should find some 1st gen SRW d70 35 spline axles to drop in when you do it though... no difference on price for the locker and much less axle shaft wrap... you can find used axle shafts for about 50-100$ each

I went with a Yukon Grizzly which is the same design... it even says made in USA... we will see how it works soon... It was also a few$$$$ cheaper than a detroit


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Dodge-Ram-D250-Rear-AXLE-SHAFT-35-spline-cummins-diesel-/120901662745?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c264cf819&vxp=mtr
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: ProjectPW on February 22, 2015, 09:01:28 am
Another option is a Yukon spartan locker. They just came out with a 30 spline version. We would need to source another carrier for it though as the one you have may be pretty much permanently unusable.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dana-60-Yukon-Spartan-Locker-30-Spline-SL-D60-30-Posi-Locker-Axle-NEW-/221674997569?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item339cdc0741&vxp=mtr
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: ProjectPW on February 22, 2015, 09:08:24 am
One more option for you Ryan.... I have a used trac-loc.... it would need rebuild.... I will not be held responsible for the lack of traction complaints however  :evil6:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-SPICER-DANA-60-TRAC-LOK-LSD-CLUTCH-KIT-WITH-INTERNALS-30-SPLINE-NEW-/370888125478?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item565aa7ac26&vxp=mtr
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: rjtx667 on February 22, 2015, 02:44:46 pm
nope I like my traction, and besides we already welded it all up.

I will save and get a real locker that gives a little more movement for turns.

then also need a locker for the front.


first is the blown head gasket and fixing 4 high
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: ProjectPW on February 22, 2015, 04:00:43 pm
Quote from: rjtx667 on February 22, 2015, 02:44:46 pm
nope I like my traction, and besides we already welded it all up.

I will save and get a real locker that gives a little more movement for turns.

then also need a locker for the front.


first is the blown head gasket and fixing 4 high


:thumbsup:
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: ProjectM880 on March 05, 2015, 05:47:19 pm
Does anyone know the Difference between these two winches? Both are 12,000lbs and both the same price
Item#61256
http://www.harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcycle/winches/12000-lb-off-road-vehicle-electric-winch-with-automatic-load-holding-brake-61256.html

Item# 60813
http://www.harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcycle/winches/12000-lb-off-road-vehicle-electric-winch-with-automatic-load-holding-brake-60813.html
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: rjtx667 on March 05, 2015, 06:34:22 pm
I have seen this lots of times on their site. I think they have duplicate items in their system?  :dontknow:
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: SixGun on March 05, 2015, 06:55:05 pm
Probably just a newer model. Have you checked the Badlands website?
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: ProjectM880 on March 05, 2015, 07:05:40 pm
Quote from: SixGun on March 05, 2015, 06:55:05 pm
Probably just a newer model. Have you checked the Badlands website?


No I haven't, i will have to check them out
Title: Re: 12,000lb Badlands winch on sale
Post by: SixGun on March 18, 2015, 09:31:05 pm
I just found this link in clocking the HF 12k winch.  This can benefit anyone with a feet forward winch mount.

http://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/clocking-a-winch-instructions.603694/