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Warn 8274 extended drum non freespool

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Hi all anyone know who supplies just a 8274 extended drum . I am not interested in air free spool just a +3 inch drum. Googled it and not much luck

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8 hours ago, markyb said:

Hi all anyone know who supplies just a 8274 extended drum . I am not interested in air free spool just a +3 inch drum. Googled it and not much luck

Honestly it is very easy to extend yourself. Could be done with as little as a grinder and a welder. And would save you a lot of £££

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I have one available if you want to make me an offer... no idea if it's an original Warn item or it's been extended, if it's been extended they've done a good job on it ! It was already on my winch when I bought it and I replaced it with a freespool.

Picture of the drum next to a standard one...

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Excuse the ignorance, but I'm no 8274 expert - 

Is the drum extension simply to fit more line? or does it serve another purpose?

I like the idea of a freespool, but would worry about it engaging when under load. I'm sure that whoever makes them has already thought of this though.

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Just to fit more line on, especially as most of comp guys now use 11/12mm synthetic, so you don’t get much on a standard drum. 

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7 hours ago, mercguy said:

Excuse the ignorance, but I'm no 8274 expert - 

Is the drum extension simply to fit more line? or does it serve another purpose?

I like the idea of a freespool, but would worry about it engaging when under load. I'm sure that whoever makes them has already thought of this though.

I wouldn't worry about the engagement, the gears are normally weaker than the drum engagement

 

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Air freespool is a life changer when competing. Being able to run up a muddy hill with the winch hook in your hand instead of stopping and pulling it out every few metres makes life much easier

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A longer drum with the same rope will have more pulling power as the top is spread over a smaller diameter. 

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