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Old 03-09-2015, 04:53 PM   #1
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Cheesy Harbor Freight winch ad photo

I got an e-mail from Harbor Freight today advertising their winches. Is it just me, or does this image in the e-mail look totally Photoshopped, with the HF winch added in? Note how the front end of the rig is mud-covered, but the winch and fairlead are totally clean. Plus, something just looks off.

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Old 03-09-2015, 05:06 PM   #2
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Re: Cheesy Harbor Freight winch ad photo

Looks shopped to me, and of course it's Harbor Freight, so everything is off except the price.

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Old 03-09-2015, 06:40 PM   #3
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Re: Cheesy Harbor Freight winch ad photo

Silly guys, that's Chinese mud.
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:26 PM   #4
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Re: Cheesy Harbor Freight winch ad photo

What? No truth in advertising?
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:24 AM   #5
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Re: Cheesy Harbor Freight winch ad photo

I don't know about their winches, but the snatch block in the same H.F. advertisement uses a "C" clip to hold the pulley together. Have any of you guys had one of those pop off when pulling off angle and have the cable go flying? I have when pulling a cut tree down. It still fell where I wanted it to, but I was not pleased with what could have been a disaster.

So do any of you have a source for a snatch block which is better and does not use a "C" clip?
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:00 PM   #6
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Re: Cheesy Harbor Freight winch ad photo

if it looks too good to be true, well there you are....
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Old 03-14-2015, 03:52 PM   #7
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Re: Cheesy Harbor Freight winch ad photo

I've got one of their winches. Love it. Just don't use the fasteners it came with to bolt it on....
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Old 03-14-2015, 04:10 PM   #8
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Re: Cheesy Harbor Freight winch ad photo

These winches are getting great reviews ( taken with a grain of salt) but I'll be installing one on my 2001 tacoma as soon as I finish Raptor-lining the new off road bumper I got. Don't plan on using it all that much but since the bumper has a spot for it I figured why not right?
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Re: Cheesy Harbor Freight winch ad photo

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I've got one of their winches. Love it. Just don't use the fasteners it came with to bolt it on....
I've got two and bought new 9.8 bolts for everything.
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