Performance modifications for the Warn M8274 high mount

We are asked many times over what are some of the best mods that can be done to the Warn M8274 high mount?  Below is a list of some [not all] of the mods commonly applied to the 8274 to make it more relaibale and perform better.

Is your favorite mod missing from this list?  Drop us a line and it it's a good one, we'll add it in...

Low to medium budget

  • Replace solenoids with Albright contactor pack
  • Upgrade to Warn 6HP or BOW2 motor
  • Drill and tap the brake shaft / main shaft
  • Pin freespool lever to prevent accidental disengagement
  • Replace cable with rope and a decent hook
  • Add drain and fill holes
  • Brace bars at rear of winch to stop flexing
  • Install lower housing seal kit
  • Service brake and add HD brake disc material

Medium to high budget

  • Replace freespool lever with Gigglepin upgrade
    • Heavier duty casting to withstand physical knocks
    • Oil filler plug for easier oil changes
    • Heavier duty M6 mounting bolts
    • Larger knob for ease of use
    • Screw in lock mechanism to eliminate the chance of accidental disengagement

     

    Gigglepin freespool lever


  •  Replace main shaft/brake shaft with Gigglepin HD kit  
    • Made from EN36 [increased strength] to stope breakages
    • Shimmed gears to prevent breakage
    • Enlarged bearing surfaces to spread loads evenly
    • Circlip replaced with cap and bolt
    • Upgraded cam gear for better engagement

    Gigglepin brake shaft

  • Replace standard drum with Gigglepin air freespool


Gigglepin air freespool drum


  • Run single BOW 3 with big alternator, great batteries and big cable or;
  • Gigglepin top hat – either adventure series or pro top hat with Warn 6HP or BOW2 motors

Gigglepin Adevnture series top hat

 

Gigglepin pro top hat

Open Cheque book

Complete Gigglepin winch

 

Complete Gigglepin winch




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31st of January, 2015

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