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    Default Kwan Throttle Winch Controller

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    I had a question and since I never saw anything about it on MJ I posted it on Jeep Forum. I was trying to find out what the deal was with Kwan Motorsport and their Throttle Winch Controller. I saw the write up on Stu Olson's sight and have been contemplating getting one. You can find it here. The problem I was having is Kwan's site no longer works so I was thinking they have went out of business. I know that Stu is on JF and figured he may chime in. Long story short, I'm dealing with a guy from JF right now who wants to get rid of one because he just did some major mods to his rig and can't use it any more. I'll let everyone know how it works out.
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    Thats coo but after seeing what the po did with remote starter and how it messed up my rig ti it was all gutted out I am very hesitant to tie stuff in ike that. A couple of us in my local club are going to use a bicycle shifter cable to use as a hand throttle. Some will benifit that use stick but for me its solely for when I am winching. Save ya a bunch of dough. I will try and find a write up somewhere

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    http://www.militaryjeepers.com/commu...-Hand-Throttle

    Here's the one HillBille did on his CJ. good write up, I'm planning on doing one similar to this as well while I'm dug in deep into the CJ
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    With my jeep I haven't really found a reason for a hand throttle, and I could do an in cab winch like I did with my old jeep using a power window switch from the local junk yard. The Kwan system use to run $100 to $150 and they dude I'm working with said he'd get it to me for $25 plus shipping. I've done a lot of different stuff with wires and am pretty confident that I can hook it up without creating a mess of wires. If everything works out, I'll take my time and not rush to throw it in.
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    looks like alot of work for a gimmick of a modification. learn how to drive.

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    Probably, and learning how to drive may be an option, but that is so time consuming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailsnail View Post
    Probably, and learning how to drive may be an option, but that is so time consuming.
    i prefer not to learn how to drive, buy parts that are twice what i need and just put velcro under the gas pedal. then all i have to do is learn how to hold on and not fall out of the jeep!

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    I love my hand throttle, but with the style I used (BMX bike brake handle) it gives you better controll with the throttle when bouncing over rocks, but, it won't 'lock on' to set a high idle (like the bicycle shifter can) to raise the RPMs.

    What I did, was use a 'dashpot', which is basiclly a soleniod. (found on the carberator of automatic rigs) I wired this up with a fuse and a switch.

    When I flip the switch, it activates the solenoid. Once the solenoid is on, it holds the RPMs where you set it. Flip the switch off, and it returns to idle.


    Not as fancy as the 'kwan' set up, and I still have to use the winch remote, but it does up the idle, and keep the battery charged up during a long/heavy winch session.


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