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    After a search, I can't really find posts where anyone discussed winch options for the Jimny.

    For those that have fitted a winch, what lb did you go for?
    If anyone fitted one on the face-lift Jimny in the OEM bumper, would you care to post a picture post installation?
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    Wizerd sells the t-max 4500 winch and has wich plate for it. Dont know about the fitting in a standard bumper.

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    Jimny does not need a winch!

    Most of the guys who have installed one regret doing so.

    They have fitted heavy duty suspension and coils!

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    A Jimny is so light, you can pull it out with a nice thick ratchet strap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Professional_Weekender View Post
    A Jimny is so light, you can pull it out with a nice thick ratchet strap!

    Unfortunately the Winch is mostly for use on others, not the Jimny.
    So the rachet strap, while it could work for recovering the Jimny, might not work well on other vehicles
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    Quote Originally Posted by EetHomKitty View Post
    Wizerd sells the t-max 4500 winch and has wich plate for it. Dont know about the fitting in a standard bumper.
    There is no reason why Wizerd's winch plate won't work with a standard bumper. The grille needs to be removed, and a small section needs to be cut to accommodate the fairlead.
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    We were fortunate enough to spend the past weekend in Mapungubwe camping at Mazhou. Arriving Friday it was 37 degrees and the hospitality manager said that it hasn’t rained yet for the season. We noticed that when we went for a drive that afternoon as everything was very very dry. Then, Friday night the heavens opened up, by my guess somewhere around 50 to 70mm. All the roads were water logged to such an extent some places the water came over the jimny’s bonnet. As some of you may know, Mapungubwe is quite remote, and we were one of maybe 4 other guys camping there for the weekend which we barely saw the whole weekend. To add to that there’s no cellphone reception, and remember this is big 5 country…

    Although we had ALLOT of fun on the routes we did have a few very close calls in getting severely stuck. This made me realize yet again. A winch is vital if you travel alone to remote locations.
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    That's very true. A winch can become vital when traveling alone especially in muddy conditions. I have a 2500lbs winch that I still need to install, it's not much but with a tackle block it might just do the job.
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    Those Landy's are always being stuck!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flipside View Post
    Unfortunately the Winch is mostly for use on others, not the Jimny.
    So the rachet strap, while it could work for recovering the Jimny, might not work well on other vehicles

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    I need differ hear.

    I think installing a winch are a good idea even though the Jimny are light and never really get stuck. I on the other hand have the luck of always getting stuck on my diff as I never try to go around something and always want to try go through it. Lucky never got stuck when driving alone but I can a sure that 70% of you here were stuck once some where and needed the assistance from a fellow Jimny to get out....

    Therefor even though it will only be used twice in your life time IT WILL save you hours of struggling when you get stuck alone in the middle of no where.
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    I would love to fit a whinch on Swambo's Jimny, but she warned me to keep my hands off!! You would mainly use it ro recover yourself as the Jimny is too light to whinch another vehicle IMHO. A Disco 3 at 2.8t might be a tall order to whinch.😆😆
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    My main concern is weight. What about a 2500lb with a plasma rope?
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    I think the general rule are to multiply you weight by three to cover the worst situation you can get in.... I think....
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    I concur, Wizerd's solution with the winch plate and 4500lb winch is perfectly matched to the vehicle. I use a slightly modified version of this winch plate for my 5000lb winch and it works a treat.

    As you say, there is a weight issue with the units and the winch plates, so front suspension may need to be beefed up, but Wizerd has options there as well.

    I have had my winch for over ten years now and what the others say here is generally true. You seem to use it a heck of a lot helping others ... Not that there is anything bad in this. :-)
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    I fitted a 3500 lb winch with a snatch pulley. Its a bit light but better then no winch.
    Use the surrounding countryside as it is in better condition than the road 8)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlak_Vark View Post
    My main concern is weight. What about a 2500lb with a plasma rope?
    If you use a snatch block you effectively turn it into a 5000lbs winch. My cable on the 2500lbs isn't that heavy
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    Quote Originally Posted by GremlinCreeper View Post
    I think the general rule are to multiply you weight by three to cover the worst situation you can get in.... I think....
    Sjoe! By three times the weight do you possibly mean three times in pounds what the vehicle weighs in kilograms? Otherwise you are going to need a 8000-10000 pound winch on a Jimny.

    As I have it the general rule is 1.5 times the weight of the vehicle. I am unsure what a Jimny weighs but let's say 2500 -3000 pounds. Therefore, 4500 pounds would be more than sufficient. For yourself that is and not to recover other heavier vehicles.

    Double linew will double pulling power but also halve speed of the winch. Always good to have this option though.

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    You dont need a winch until you need it...ive been in the middle of no where before and had to phone a friend.....a winch would of solved this.....end of story. Its a great thing to have even on a Jimny.

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    check out this posts from Luckystriker

    he fitted a winch to his Jimny and needed on a trip to the Richtersveld
    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ighlight=winch
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    Seeing that the Jimny is so light has anybody considered a hand winch for that once a year requirement?
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