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Old 04-04-2011, 06:35 PM
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Definitely a 4+ trail if your rating the pinstripes.

No issues for a stock truck. There was one tricky rock to drive around with a high bank on the opposite side of the trail. Your truck really leans to the side to go around it. Not difficult just intimidating when your leaning over towards that sharp pointy rock that wants to tear open your doors as you go by.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:38 PM
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Hm. Don't remember that obstacle. But then again I was driving an FJ40 with no doors
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Hi Corbet,
Why is the winch cable de-spooled?
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He didn't realize you had to pay extra for the spool in option.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:08 PM
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Hi Corbet,
Why is the winch cable de-spooled?
Winch spool in no worky. I went to use it during the pre-run and it would spool out but not in. I spent half the day trouble shooting today. Far as I can tell my solenoid is shot. But I could not figure out the right combo of rearranging the cables to run the motor in the other direction.

Long story short, I think I need a new winch.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:47 AM
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Winch spool in no worky. I went to use it during the pre-run and it would spool out but not in. I spent half the day trouble shooting today. Far as I can tell my solenoid is shot. But I could not figure out the right combo of rearranging the cables to run the motor in the other direction.
Which winch make is it? On my XD9000 when it went nuts and would run but not shut back off (made for an interesting moment on the snow run a few years ago) I finally figured out it was something simple...One of the wires in the control box came in contact with one of the brass bars, melted the wire's sheathing, and created a short. Warn was nice enough to send me an upgraded wire harness that worked with their newer winch controller on account that they insisted at first that the problem was the controller...I guess they felt bad that I spent the money on a new controller that didn't fix the problem - I discovered the melted wire when I was replacing the old harness with the new one IIRC.

Long story short, check all of your wires in the control box (assuming it is a Warn winch) for shorts
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:53 AM
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I completely disassembled the winch (T-Max 9000) yesterday. I could not find an obvious problem. Best I can tell is that the solenoid is sticking. If I have some time today I'll play with the solenoid. T-Max is out of business so no direct fit parts for me.

But it looks like I'll be saving my pennies for a new winch. Looking at the new Superwinch Talon 12500. Street price looks to be a little under $1200. http://www.superwinch.com/products/p...0.0.0.0?pp=12&
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