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I was wondering if any of you can help me out. i just recently put a Warn M8000 on the fron of my 96 tacoma. i have noticed a great drain on the battery when useing the winch. do any of you have any ideas how to keep the winch from draining the battery so much. i have put a yellow top optima in the truck and that helped some but i would still like to get it better if possible. i have thought about dual battery's( where would i put the second battery ) an isolator but that only works with the dual battery set-up. and i have thought about a bigger alternator ( once agian where would i put it) i read in the fourms about getting my alternator rebiult to a bigger amp output is that something common that i may be able to get done here in my home town? any suggestions would be helpful thanks all!
 

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Hey, I haven't had any problems with my M8000 and 2001. So I don't really know. The only thing I can think of, to help for now, is to just rev the engine while winching, should keep it from draining as much.
 

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Squeaky96 said:
I was wondering if any of you can help me out. i just recently put a Warn M8000 on the fron of my 96 tacoma. i have noticed a great drain on the battery when useing the winch. do any of you have any ideas how to keep the winch from draining the battery so much. i have put a yellow top optima in the truck and that helped some but i would still like to get it better if possible. i have thought about dual battery's( where would i put the second battery ) an isolator but that only works with the dual battery set-up. and i have thought about a bigger alternator ( once agian where would i put it) i read in the fourms about getting my alternator rebiult to a bigger amp output is that something common that i may be able to get done here in my home town? any suggestions would be helpful thanks all!
I installed the yellow top and a larger alternator... you still need to keep the rpm up if you are winching hard. that winch draws a lot of amps.
 

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you could install a second battery in your truck bed toolbox or just under your bed.
I am going to run a setup like that.
I am running a RED Top for starting and a YellowTop for the winch and acc.
running a high amp alternator helps as well
 
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