Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Rugged Ridge New Series of Winches


Rugged Ride have just launched there new range of winches, below is the highest spec unit loaded with synthetic rope, check out my web site for the others in the range.

Performance 10500 Winch with Synthetic Rope


Lightweight. Durable. Tough. Affordable. The Performance 10500 LB Winch from Rugged Ridge is everything you could want in a competition winch. It is driven by a durable 6.6 HP Series Wound motor for long life and extra pulling power. A tough 3 Stage Planetary Gear box with a 218:1 gear ratio delivers power and reliability on each and every pull. The Performance 10500 LB Winch has more power and exclusive features than any other winch in its price range: Stainless Steel Hardware- All the exterior winch body screws and bolts are Stainless steel to prevent rust and provide a long life. All Rugged Ridge synthetic rope style Winches include hawse fairlead. Special Solenoid mounting brackets allow for multiple solenoid mounting points and the ability to “tilt” the Solenoid for ease of use. This “tilt” feature ensures that each Rugged Ridge winch can be used with almost all off road bumpers and over riders! Limited 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects (1 Year on electrical). Each winch has been independently tested to ensure they meet or exceed all specifications.

Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty 10,500 LB Winch Features/Specifications
• Durable 6.6 HP Series Wound motor for long life and extra pulling power
• Tough 3 Stage Planetary Gear box with a 218:1 gear ratio
• Includes 94’ of 3/8” diameter synthetic rope and latched hook
• Constructed with Dyneema SK-75 from the Netherlands.
• 12-strand braid rope with a breaking force of 19,310lbs is lighter and stronger than steel
• Automatic load holding brake system (in the drum brake system)
• Includes hawse fairlead.
• Tough stainless hardware on the body of the winch to eliminate rust
• Each winch includes a durable 12’ all weather cable remote.


Available from FTE 4x4 Specialist’s Ltd.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Keeping it Cool

One question I get asked quite often do you sell the low temperature thermostats for the Wrangler TJ, well the answer is yes, but normally the Wrangler will run fine even on the hottest day without over heating. My first question to them is are you sure your radiator is clean, and the answer is of course it is! Well below are a couple of photo’s of a radiator I took out of a Wrangler when the owner gave me the answer “Of course the rad is clean but it is still running hot” I wonder why?

I had to lay the radiator down and soak it for an hour to soften the mud before I could wash it out with a hose.

When cleaning out the radiator be careful if you are using a high pressure jet wash as this can damage the fins on the radiator. It is best to wash out the radiator while the mud is still soft and use a hose.