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Old July 30th, 2012, 01:38 PM
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Rockware x10. Seems like most of the guys that consistently wheel have them on the front of their trucks (and the others that wheel have home fabbed ones)

The Rockware looks good on a Defender, works well and Matt @ Rockware was great to deal with.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 01:40 PM
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Another "worst" case scenario other than the flooding in deep water can even be as simpe as a rollover...or even simpler...running low on fuel and being on an extreme angle enough so that no fuel to the pickup...this happens on my 110 if the right side is much lower than the left...can suck air with as much as just over 1/3 of a tank...no engine runnning...no winchy.. And yes...the Husky winches while not the fastest winch out there has the reputation of being able to pull all day long with little to no effect on operation..as sworn to by the camel trophy guys who had to use theirs for 14 hours straight...I think it was the siberia exedition if I recall correctly..

------ Follow up post added July 30th, 2012 01:41 PM ------

hehe..he says as SIMPLE as a rollover....LOL...
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Old July 30th, 2012, 02:29 PM
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so if I went with the husky winch I should probably do a dual battery setup? Question for any electric husky owners, how long will the battery last pulling a full pull before they drain??
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Old July 30th, 2012, 04:11 PM
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Ive run one for about an hour pulling out trucks in axle deep muck with one battery it didnt have any issues...
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Old August 7th, 2012, 03:17 PM
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Just an update, I went for the Rockware bumper. Ordered it today, going to throw a redwinch challenger on it.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Nice. Congrats! What did Matt say when you told him to explain to you why you should buy his bumper over the competition?
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Old August 7th, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Great choice... Rockware is a great option.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 11:35 PM
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Nothing wrong with juiced winches. The dead engine argument has validity, but you probably won't have that happen.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 07:36 AM
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I do like the rockware bumpers. I have been very pleased with mine.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Nice. Congrats! What did Matt say when you told him to explain to you why you should buy his bumper over the competition?
well after a bit more research I ended up just choosing rockware. To me I don't think I would have gone wrong performance and strength wise if I would have bought either RTE or Rockware so it ended up going to aesthetic looks, and I like the rockware one a little more. Going to have the extra light bar, and also powder coated black.

The redwinch challenger fits in the standard mount too so I didn't have to spend crazy money getting a custom mount plate made! Now its time for me to start looking at where I'm going to mount the hydro tank and run all the lines...
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Old August 8th, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Call him and ask for the bottle opener to be installed under the bumper.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 11:57 AM
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They didn't install the bottle opener on my classics bumper
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Old August 8th, 2012, 12:01 PM
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Or mine. But I think it would be a good add to have.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 01:06 PM
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Just added the bottle opener to the order. I'll make good use of it, after the off-roading is done for the day.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 01:26 PM
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They didn't install the bottle opener on my classics bumper
Nor my latest one either.

It was actually a bad spot for it as it gets dirty. But I liked the fact that someone took the effort to add one to their product.
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