View Full Version : Warn Winch guidance.

03-17-2011, 08:49 AM
Ok so I just got me a warn winch 8000 pounds. I think it is the 8274 but not 100% sure yet. just got it last night and had not had a chance to look it over very well.

I only paid 150$ for it..so i figured i got a good deal. I do know it is a warn and 8000.

now...what should I be lookign out for? and what should I know about this?

I read good thigns about it online. any info would be great from first hand expirience or advice.

Going to be going on the front of my 1990 4 runner with chevy 350 under the hood and probly going to be 36 inch tires. oh and the front is SAS'ed allready.

03-17-2011, 08:55 AM
is it upright? if not its not an 8274.

03-17-2011, 09:02 AM
Or if it's really old and an upright it could be an 8250. Dose it have an exterior band break ?

03-17-2011, 09:47 AM
I'll have to get soem pics of it later on. yes it is an upright...and all i see for brakes is on the right side has soem sort of ratchet set up with a bar that goes into the side to stop it? i duno to be honenst...you pro's will know way more then me when you see the pics.

Always broke
03-17-2011, 09:48 AM
Or it could be a 5687 if it's old as well .... Just take a picture and post it and we will tell you

03-17-2011, 12:58 PM
If it's got the rachet it's an 8274 good score on that love mine

03-17-2011, 07:17 PM
mines got a ratchet and its not a 8274

03-17-2011, 09:07 PM
Make sure all your solenoids work and check the oil in it to see if its mixed with water.

03-18-2011, 08:24 AM
sounds like it is th ewarn M8000 that was a cable controlled (dash mount) winch,basically the model before the 8274.It is still a good winch just harder to find the controlls,there was some for sale on CL a while ago.

03-18-2011, 01:08 PM
I'm not sure took the pics last night but never got them emailed to my work so i could upload them.

but the remote is not cable controled...it is electric...so i duno...and i think the ratchet part i was talking about is to let it "freespool" if that makes any sence...i duno....i do know it is soem dirty and some heavy...:S

03-18-2011, 08:14 PM
and there a bitch to mount on a toyota trust me

03-18-2011, 08:47 PM
and there a bitch to mount on a toyota trust me

and the cable gets really tangled as well eh Bruce [f]

03-21-2011, 07:45 AM
pics...anyone know what it is?

I know it's dirty..and I plan on cleanign it up allot and what not...but what is it? so i know what to do?





03-22-2011, 12:00 AM
Looks like an 8274. Not 100% sure though. Can you read any of the writing on the name plate. Its usualy got model and serial number there.

03-22-2011, 12:14 AM
yup thats a 8274 looks like its missing the end plate and free wheel knob and posibly some of the brake parts