What You Need To Know About How to Choice Compatible Winch

Hi guys, welcome to OPR class! We have shared off-road attractions before, this time we would like to elaborate on something about how to choose an electric winch compatible with your vehicle in this article. As we all know, the weight of each vehicle is different. Many people think that a high-pound winch is better. However, this is wrong. Please don’t be confused, you will have a clear understanding of how to choose winch after reading this article. 


You should factor in your vehicle’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVRW) or Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM). This includes all the load that the vehicle will carry like the passengers, camping gear, fuel, other tools, and the mods that you have installed. The stock GVRW is stated in the Owner’s Manual that came with your vehicle. If you’ve installed modifications, determine its weight to calculate the additional weight. You can also use GVRW calculators found online if you’re not really in the mood for solving maths problems.

After you determine the GVRW, choose a winch that is rated 1.5 or 2 times more. This is the industry standard and doing so will ensure that you will easily recover your vehicle. However, you can always purchase one that has a considerably higher rating or buy a smaller one if you often travel light.

All right, the OPR class ends here. Do you know which type of winch suitable for your vehicle? 9.5k, 10k, 12k, or 13k pounds? We believe that the OPENROAD panther and heat series winches can meet the needs of most customers on the whole.

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