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    winch help

    Hi i'm new here and i'm not sure if this is the place to post this but i'll try anyways I'd like to place an 8000lb milemarker winch on my 09 ranger but i keep getting cross stories on what i'd need to power this sucker. The two stories i'm getting are this first that i'll need to upgrade to a 150 amp alternator and run a dual optima gel battery setup. the second story is that my stock 90 amp alternator will be find a grab a high quality interstate battery with the highest cold cranking amps i can find. what do you guys think would be the better setup.

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    some will say just use what you have until it breaks...

    I just use my stock alt with a yellow top optima...

    I have a warn 8274(8000LBS) winch

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    ^i agree. i'm running a yellow top optima and 8500 lb superwinch with no issues other than loose connections. i do plan on a dual battery set up for this winter.
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    I heard from someone to run two of the optima yellow top gel batteries if that makes any sense and then another guy told me gel batteries are crapa nd to just go for one of the really good interstate quality batteries.

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    1 yellow top will do the trick.... or another deep cycle battery.... you dont have to use two.

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    I run my factory bat, and alt etc and havnt had a problem yet
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    I was just at walmart and one of there workers recommended an optima blue top marine battery cause it has 1000 wat and it comes with posts that will fit a car could there be any harm in running one of these.

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    I run two red top optima's with a 12000 titan and under heavy load she sucks the juice out of them now this is hard pull where she is almost stalling winch i say more power the better like anything else u can never have enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatingSpam View Post
    some will say just use what you have until it breaks...
    in this case that's what I would say... when your stock battery dies upgrade it to a yellow top or another brand of deep cycle... you should get a couple years or more out of the stock battery.
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    O forgot to mention.... my new yellow top still(with a big pull) can drain down. I ususally rev a lil while using the winch.

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