So you want to fit stuff on the front of your syncro, eh?

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Re: So you want to fit stuff on the front of your syncro, eh?

Postby clift_d » 01 Feb 2016, 18:40

You can easily exceed 1.5 times vehicle weight dependent on conditions - there's a good write up of why on pirate4x4 here - see the section on Calculating the force of a recovery operation. From that article:

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Re: So you want to fit stuff on the front of your syncro, eh?

Postby silverbullet » 01 Feb 2016, 18:58

Yes, of course you could use a pulley to multiply the winch pulling power. Just trying to emphasise that any winch needs a bomb-proof mounting.
Most 4x4 bolt direct to the chassis or some dirty great ARB front bumper which then attaches to the chassis.
Get it wrong and it could be dramatic.
PS I have broken shackles rated at 3tonnes, simply by pulling an illegally parked small car (Pug 206 iirc) on wet tarmac with the handbrake on.
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Re: So you want to fit stuff on the front of your syncro, eh?

Postby Oilline » 01 Feb 2016, 19:46

Yes it makes you wonder how many winch installations and recovery shackles are actually up to the job and not just for show.
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Re: So you want to fit stuff on the front of your syncro, eh?

Postby silverbullet » 01 Feb 2016, 19:50

Said shackle was of known quality (forged in Wales), not an import.
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