Thinking about a winch...

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(Mods: Putting this in 'Towing', although if it's a better fit for 'Off-Road', feel free to reclassify it. Thx)

Wondering if a winch for a RWD truck is considered 'heresy' or 'blasphemy'... or 'idiotic' :undecided::laugh:

I'll explain...

I want to install a winch setup in my garage (floor) where I can winch a 'roller' vehicle in / out, as needed.
(I know that means 'power out' capability; no problem there). And a wireless controller would allow me to 'steer while winching'; hopefully that's not like 'driving while drunk' :tequila:

In order to maximize the use of that winch, I want to also mount it to my Sierra, in case I ever get stuck; or could help someone else who is stuck. But the Sierra is RWD.

Yes, I know I'd need to rig up a proper mount to put it on the Sierra -- I've been wanting to put a new front bumper on the truck anyway, to replace the stocker (which has cuts in the back from the previous owner, so he could fit his big-@ss 315s in the wheelwells.)

Rather than replace that with a new OEM, I figured I'd go with one that could handle a winch (like Matt had on his TB, which is why I commented on his FS post, recently)

Think 'ditch' or 'mud', not 'off-road crawling'. I may be ignorant, but I'm (hopefully) not a fool

Opinions? I'm not keen to installing a winch *just* for garage use, since it's only my own personal vehicles in question, not a 'professional shop' situation. E.g.; I might use for 1-2 projects, max.

Yes, I acknowledge that I might only use the winch a couple of times. But to have it on the truck if I ever need it is nice (and, yeah, it looks badass, I'll admit). Or would it be 'total poseur', since I'm not running a lift on 42s ? LOL
 

Mooseman

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To hell with what other people think. It's your truck so equip it the way you like. And if anything, you'd probably need it more as a 2wd just getting stuck in snow. My son used to hate his 2wd Sierra for that, getting stuck just leaving our driveway.
 
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You also have the option to mount the winch on a hitch receiver mount. That way it can be used from the front or the back.

This is a great suggestion, and is appreciated. :tiphat::thankyou:

(Now I don't feel so bad for making the post... lol)
 

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