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Does any one know if the Charging system and/or Battery has more power on the "XT" versus the "X" to handle the Winch load. I want to put a winch on my "X". I suspect they are the same however it would be good to know for sure.
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Odyknuck, I've been thinking about the same thing because of the suspension, rock sliders etc on the X. I'm new to this and am planning on using my commander for the oftimes nasty and boulder strewen backroads and back country gullies to save my truck while hunting and "boondocking" in Nevada. Would the smaller wheels and upgraded suspension on the X be beneficial or should I stay with the XT package? Thank you for any suggestions you might have.
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For your terrain I really think the X package is the way to go. The tires are the same size as the XTs. The difference is 14" rims in lieu of 12" rims and you get bedlocks. What do you think those pretty XT rims will look like after a week riding where you are at? Thats of cource you can keep the tires on. The podium shocks are by far a better choice. I am ordering the fender flares and bed rails with my X . already have a 4.0 Warn winch with a 2" reciever on my Woodsbuggy.



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Odyknuck, I've been thinking about the same thing because of the suspension, rock sliders etc on the X. I'm new to this and am planning on using my commander for the oftimes nasty and boulder strewen backroads and back country gullies to save my truck while hunting and "boondocking" in Nevada. Would the smaller wheels and upgraded suspension on the X be beneficial or should I stay with the XT package? Thank you for any suggestions you might have.
Woops, sorry, I did not mean to hijack the thread, please excuse the noobie mistake.
If you jack a thread here, it doesn't matter as we're all friends....

IMO, after you install a winch, get a feel for how much you will and do use it....see if there is enough factory battery most of the time for your application.....for example,

1) If you winch logs alot for firewood cutting, then you would want a second battery for storage capacity.....lots of winching, little driving

2) If you have to winch yourself out of a ditch once every 2 months, you prolly wouldn't need the extra capacity nor the WEIGHT of the second battery....lots of driving, little winching

It's simple to tie in a second battery and isolater at any given time later instead of "overkill" from the start.....so maybe test the waters before diving in?.....Lance
 

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Thanks Steve and Lance for your input. I really had not thought about the tire size being the same and beadlocks definitely are my first choice in that back country. While I imagine that the aftermarket will address the spare tire issue, the beadlocks would seem to be the right choice. Those pretty yellow wheels will still get beat up though :). Good information Steve, I've already gone from camo to red back to yellow XT, and my dealer is getting tired of me I'm sure, so when I change my order to the X he'll be pleased again.
I agree with you Lance about the winch too. It will most likely be on as as needed basis, not that there are always good anchor sponts in the desert. I've known guys who get the biggest, baddest winches and have never even used them... but I guess you only really need it once to get your $$ worth. Man between suspension, undercarriage, lights, doors, tires and wheels this is really a blast to think about. Thanks again for your help and insight.
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