Did I screw up... Winch question

Robert357

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21 F-250 Tremor 7.3
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21 F-250 King Ranch 6.7
I am in the process of buying my Tremor now but it does not come with the integrated winch. I’m looking at the part number on the Ford website and it is saying that the winch requires the dual battery set up.

The truck I am purchasing does not have the dual battery set up… Am I SOL or am I able to still install this winch. I have run winches on all of my other vehicles with a single battery set up and never had any problems. I’m really hoping that I can still use the factory Warn.
 
I would rather have it but it's not needed. Make sure the truck is running when winching and you should be fine unless you have some extreme non-stop application.
 
I'm under the impression Ford claims the dual battery is required so they don't get some jackass complaining that he killed his battery after 2 hours of winching with the truck off. I've had winches before and never had two batteries. You'll be fine.
 
Think of your battery as a giant capacitor. That is, a giant buffer of electricity for when your alternator isn't providing enough power (or no power at all when the truck's turned off). Your alternator can power the winch up to a bit over 1 ton if you have the wimpy one. Up to 2 tons if you have the 240 amp one. After that, it'll rely on battery power to supplement. You can double the capability of the winch with a snatch block. If you need all 6 tons of rated power out of your winch, you are probably upside down or are hanging off a cliff in mid air, in which case, good luck. At that point I don't think you'd be thinking about skipping the second battery.
 
Jeeps don't have 2 batteries, and they're heavy as shit for their size. Not sure if the JLs are still steel bodied but the JKs and earlier are. They're not superduty heavy but still.

Keep engine running so battery can recharge and only winch for 20-30 seconds at a time and then allow a little recovery time.
 
Jeeps don't have 2 batteries, and they're heavy as shit for their size. Not sure if the JLs are still steel bodied but the JKs and earlier are. They're not superduty heavy but still.

Keep engine running so battery can recharge and only winch for 20-30 seconds at a time and then allow a little recovery time.
Have a new JL for a rental while my truck gets the PPF, Ceramic and tint. What a pile of shit. I can't believe people pay $50,000+ for these things.
 
Have a new JL for a rental while my truck gets the PPF, Ceramic and tint. What a pile of shit. I can't believe people pay $50,000+ for these things.
Yeah...I liked my JK but compared to a TJ it's shit. FCA has a murderboner to destroy the Jeep.

My JK was 2015 Rubicon...came standard with steel bumpers and a bunch of other stuff that is optional on the JL. The actually just put a plastic bumber standard on a rubi now, WTF??

They're insanely overpriced and the only trim that actually makes any sense for a serious off roader is the Sport bc you'd build up everything. Even the Rubi axles need gussets at a minimum if you run 37s but really probably need sleeves too. The only thing worth the $$ on the Rubi is the transfer case which is amazing for rock crawling @4:1

The Pentastar engine is a good engine though. But the transmissions are typical dodge garbage.
 
Yeah...I liked my JK but compared to a TJ it's shit. FCA has a murderboner to destroy the Jeep.

My JK was 2015 Rubicon...came standard with steel bumpers and a bunch of other stuff that is optional on the JL. The actually just put a plastic bumber standard on a rubi now, WTF??

They're insanely overpriced and the only trim that actually makes any sense for a serious off roader is the Sport bc you'd build up everything. Even the Rubi axles need gussets at a minimum if you run 37s but really probably need sleeves too. The only thing worth the $$ on the Rubi is the transfer case which is amazing for rock crawling @4:1

The Pentastar engine is a good engine though. But the transmissions are typical dodge garbage.
I haven’t looked to see what’s under the hood but the engine does run pretty strong when needed.

But my LJ is a way better build.
 
My trusty 1973 CJ5 only has one battery that runs the winch. I think it will be fine.
 

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