Thread: Warn VR10000s in an 80 series ARB

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    Default Warn VR10000s in an 80 series ARB

    Has anyone installed a Warn VR10000s in an 80 series ARB winch bar?
    If so how did it go?

    My 80 is kind of heavy (7500 empty) but I'm thinking it looks like a good winch.
    Obviosuly I'd prefer a 12K but the weight savings and synthetic rope are a big selling point.
    With careful rigging I'm thinking the 10K should do just fine.

    Thoughts?
    "The Devil's Highway Patrolman"
    Tortuga 3: 1979 (09/78) FJ40: Returning to stock (ish).
    Tortuga 2: 1979 (01/79) FJ40: ARB, 4 plus rear swingout, 32X9.50 SSRs.
    1989 FJ62: Waiting patiently.
    PBR Streetgang: 1997 LX450: S/C, 850J/868, 33s, 4.56s, F&R ARBs, ARB bumper with a Warn M12K, Slee'd, etc...
    2004 LX 470: Slee,d, OME, etc...
    2003 Taco DC TRD: ARB, OME, tint, 265 BFG ATs.
    Sold: The Tortuga, '76 FJ40; '93 FZJ 80; '00 UZJ 100; '01 Taco TRD.

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    I installed a VR12000 in my ARB. You will need the Warn fit kit and will need some slightly longer bolts. Pretty easy.
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    Thanks!!
    "The Devil's Highway Patrolman"
    Tortuga 3: 1979 (09/78) FJ40: Returning to stock (ish).
    Tortuga 2: 1979 (01/79) FJ40: ARB, 4 plus rear swingout, 32X9.50 SSRs.
    1989 FJ62: Waiting patiently.
    PBR Streetgang: 1997 LX450: S/C, 850J/868, 33s, 4.56s, F&R ARBs, ARB bumper with a Warn M12K, Slee'd, etc...
    2004 LX 470: Slee,d, OME, etc...
    2003 Taco DC TRD: ARB, OME, tint, 265 BFG ATs.
    Sold: The Tortuga, '76 FJ40; '93 FZJ 80; '00 UZJ 100; '01 Taco TRD.

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    I installed the VR12000 in the ARB bumper of my FZJ80 as well, also using the Warn spacer kit. I replaced the factory steel line with synthetic. Used it on two recoveries a couple of weeks ago and it worked great.
    - Dave
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    I realize this thread is over a year old, however does anyone have the part number for the Warn spacer kit?

    Thanks

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    We ended up with an M12K and swapped out the steel rope for synthetic, sorry I can't help you with spacer kit part #.
    "The Devil's Highway Patrolman"
    Tortuga 3: 1979 (09/78) FJ40: Returning to stock (ish).
    Tortuga 2: 1979 (01/79) FJ40: ARB, 4 plus rear swingout, 32X9.50 SSRs.
    1989 FJ62: Waiting patiently.
    PBR Streetgang: 1997 LX450: S/C, 850J/868, 33s, 4.56s, F&R ARBs, ARB bumper with a Warn M12K, Slee'd, etc...
    2004 LX 470: Slee,d, OME, etc...
    2003 Taco DC TRD: ARB, OME, tint, 265 BFG ATs.
    Sold: The Tortuga, '76 FJ40; '93 FZJ 80; '00 UZJ 100; '01 Taco TRD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyS View Post
    We ended up with an M12K and swapped out the steel rope for synthetic, sorry I can't help you with spacer kit part #.
    No problem. I think I found it:

    http://store.arbusa.com/Warn-Install...050-P3354.aspx

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