I posted in another thread about trailering our E30s, but figured maybe this should have it’s own topic, since that one was mainly about deciding on a trailer.
I’ve been doing a bit of asking around and independent research to find out if a winch is a nicety, or useful tool, or even an occasional necessity. As usual, the experienced guys pointed out some things that seem obvious now, but didn’t cross my mind.
Winch is damn near imperative if you’re trying to load a wrecked car into an enclosed trailer. Don’t forget the wheel dollies.
Much nicer to work with synthetic cable rather than steel.
You can never have too much ________. In this case, load capability. Easy to load a rolling car, again, but no so much if you’re dragging a bent one.
So I have found what I think will be an affordable solution that checks all the boxes. Whenever I can, I will need a strong recovery point mounted near the winch, for use with a snatch block.
Superwinch Tiger Shark 9500 SR
ARB snatch block (serviceable, rebuildable)
Shackles (3) to attach snatch block and front tow points to strap
And Mac’s bridle with 3’ straps ending in twisted snap hooks to connect car’s front tow points and offer a place to hook up the snatch block D-ring
What do you guys think? Any glaring omissions?