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Date Registered: 03-2006
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Hi,

Anybody ever thought about getting a winch on the exy, I do now since I got stuck heavily in a good mud track and wondered if anybody have found a good solutions or has any experience...

Thanks in advance,
Leo
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Yes Leo, I found a good solution for this problem. If you decide to tackle tracks of this nature go in a company of a REAL 4WD LOL emoticon Much cheaper option than fitting a winch to a plastic bumper of ours that is not designed for it.

Other than that you can install a winch on an xtrail but you also need to replace the whole bumper to suit.

]HERE is how your exy would look like when you do that emoticon

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Date Registered: 09-2005
Location: Sydney
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I too have been thinking about this since I got my exy stuck in the sand at the beach tryin to tow my boat out. Winch would have been [sign in to see URL]


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Date Registered: 03-2006
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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You can buy hand winches such as ]THIS.

Then you don't need to put a big thumping bar on the front and you can still get out of a tricky spot if needed ... and it isn't as expensive either.

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Date Registered: 10-2005
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 Stop being lazy guys, just buy a Tirfor hand winch. emoticon

 I have pulled my old 2 tonne Pajero out of mud, using a block-pulley system to lessen the load and it works a treat. You get a good workout also.

 Additionally, I don't know how the exy would handle the +30kg on the front end all the time.

 If anyone is heading on a trip and you are passing by Orange(NSW), feel free to drop in and take mine for added insurance.

 I always carry a set of snatch and tow straps in the spare wheel well, just in case I get stuck. Always use your own stuff, you never know what condition your 'mates' gear is in.


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Date Registered: 09-2005
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I`m gunna invest in a recovery kit for our exy if I ever get it back, was also thinking of the hand winch but looks too much like hard [sign in to see URL]

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Date Registered: 03-2006
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quote:

jalalski wrote:

Yes Leo, I found a good solution for this problem. If you decide to tackle tracks of this nature go in a company of a REAL 4WD LOL emoticon Much cheaper option than fitting a winch to a plastic bumper of ours that is not designed for it.

Other than that you can install a winch on an xtrail but you also need to replace the whole bumper to suit.

]HERE is how your exy would look like when you do that emoticon





 emoticon yak, that looks pretty ugly emoticon

That's not what I want, hahaha, I think I just gonna go for a hand winch to expand my current recovery equipment (going on trip with real 4WDs quite often, but now that they start putting stickers on their cars that state: "this is an official piece of X-trail recovery gear" i believe it is time for a manual winch, LOL

Thanks for all replies
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quote:

lmourits wrote:
 emoticon yak, that looks pretty ugly emoticon



Thats what I thought too, but it is there if you want it LOL emoticon


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Date Registered: 09-2005
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Could somehow mount this on the front.]Winch


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Billie, I hope you're being sarcastic in suggesting you'd want to mount that winch on the front of your X-Trail for recovery purposes - with that boat trailer hand winch, you wouldn't be able to rescue anything, as it's handle is too short to provide the leverage you'd need to move a vehicle (let alone a bogged one!) - keeping in mind this kind of winch is designed to drag a boat (which runs on rollers and has very little friction, compared to a bogged vehicle that is! emoticon ) onto a trailer...


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