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dunno if I need to put this somewhere else or not but its a questions about a mod sooo...

Im wanting to put a winch on my Rancher but Im concerned about mounting it and it going under water when i go through deep holes. Is there a waterproof winch I should be looking at or is there a way to actually waterproof a winch, or at least a way to seal parts of one up to reduce the chance or water damage?

I found a great deal on a barely used winch but was told it wouldnt hold up to being submerged at all.
 

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Im not sure about water damage, but it might be a great Idea to put on some synthetic winch rope so it doesn't rust. Heard that stuff it great. Im just saying. Im also wondering about winch damage though from water..?
 

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Trust me guys if you take any winch under water or mud very often at all you might as well just throw your money in the trash they are not designed for that I know from experience I've tossed 3 of them because someone said that this one will hold up or that one will work. Dont do it. It will not last!....hope this helps.
 

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They want last long, unless you take them apart and clean the mud and water out of them pretty often and regrease them. A name brand, like Warn, would probably last longer.
 

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My Viper has been under water plenty of times & it still works. It's the best $100 I've ever spent.
 

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I have a 300lbs Viper winch and it has seen some serious mud and water. I used a dialect grease(think thats how you spell it) on the connections and I also pulled the line out all the way sprayed the inside with general purpose grease just to help repell water a bit and then put a leather glove on filled my hand with grease and ran the cable through my hand as i put it back in, and every couple of rides I pull the line out and just spray it down. It has worked for me so far !!!!
 
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