View Full Version : Fast Idle for winching?
12-04-2002, 12:59 PM
So I decided to go with the warn XD9000i (i believe that is correct) and I noticed on the spec sheet that it pulls something like 400 amps at full load! Can a dual optima CTD handle this load or do I need to bring up the idle speed so the batteries get the charge they need?<br><br>If needed, I devised a perfect fast idle system... a block of wood and a brick =P
12-04-2002, 01:48 PM
Raising the idle is always a good idea to lessen the load on the electrical system. There are aftermarket "boxes" for adjusting idle. Some of the guys in really cold climates can chime in. <br><br>Would be nice to have a push button or better yet, automatic when you apply power to the winch. Some food for thought....
12-04-2002, 02:16 PM
For the box you might try Gordon at Practical Solutions. He makes a high idler box that is adjustable for our trucks
12-04-2002, 08:25 PM
I use mine without a high idle, Guess it would depend on how hard you use it.if your just pullin yourself out of a hole i don't think you need it, Now if your pullin heavy stuff for long periods of time yea ya probably need to idle her up, My winch is the 9000i also. I got the stock batteries that came in the truck, Never had a problem with just idleing at normal speed using the winch.
12-05-2002, 01:23 AM
I just put my foot on the pedal when i want a high idle. My winch remote cable reaches in to the cab. I have the same winch and no problems yet.
12-29-2002, 10:56 AM
might be too late but i thought id chime in, i offroad alot have gone through 4 winches in my life, i currently do not have a winch on my ctd but dual batteries are more than enough to handle it without raising the idle, with optimas ur more than ok.....one note though, im not sure what u r going to be usinng ur winch for but if its for self recovery offroad i would step up a 12,000 pounder at least
12-30-2002, 05:52 AM
I read in another forum that Cummins put an option in the ECM for fast idle on 4wd trucks with PTO. One person got it enabled on his truck, but nobody seems to be able to figure HOW it was done, and apparantly Dodge doesn't access that option in their computer. Too Bad; a lot of folks want the fast-idle for cold startups. If anybody finds the solution to that one PLEASE tell the world about it!<br>
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