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Ramsey Bad Boy Winches

By Mike "TXJEEPER" Cohn

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Skyjacker - The Bear of SuspensionsSome things never change.
For the rest of eternity, folks will argue whether Fords or Chevys are the best trucks and owners of winches are no different when it comes to brand loyalty. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. I will tell you right off the bat that I will NOT make any statements like "this thing is better than Brand X" or "Company Y's is better because..." Nope. Not going to do it. I'll let you guys duke it out on our Boards if you'd like, but I'm staying out of the fray.

What I am going to write about in this column is the new Bad Boy winches from Ramsey Winch, how they differ from their line-mates, the Platinum 9000s and 9500s and what you'll find new on these models.

Bad Boys... Bad Boys...
OK, I'm sorry. I just couldn't resist. Admit it, you were singing it in your head, too. Here we go then. What exactly is a Bad Boy winch? Well, in case you've been under a rock lately (which is a particularly unsafe place to be in our sport), you're well aware of the rockcrawling competitions happening around the country. The rigors of these competitions mean plenty of hardcore winching going on, whether it's to get over obstacles, or well...get rigs back on all 4's. These competitions prompted the folks at Ramsey to put together a limited edition winch line called the Bad Boy.

Yes, you read that right. The intention is to sell a limited number of these winch packages and then it's sayonara to the Bad Boy. Like the old transistor radios that Radio Shack used to sell, the Bad Boys come in four delicious flavors; Rad Red, Outrageous Orange, Battle Blue, and Power Purple. For our testing, we chose the Battle Blue.

The Flavors of the Ramsey Bad Boy. The flavors of the Ramsey Bad Boy (left to right): Battle Blue, Outrageous Orange, Power Purple, and Rad Red. (Colors are not actual production colors)

Perhaps the best parts of the Bad Boy package are the accessories, which include a new wired remote, locking hook, great big snatch block and even a wireless remote control! The accessories alone almost make the Bad Boy worth the price of admission.

When doing this installation, be sure to unhook your battery cables for safety. When winching, please do it safely and remember that winch cables can break and become deadly projectiles. Put a coat or bag of sand over the winch line to help it fall to the ground in the event of a line failure and keep spectators out of the way.

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