So a buddy found a Warn M12000 for sale on FB. Missing electronics, but at $500 still too good of a deal to pass up, so i ended up buying it last week.
This thing is massive, it dwarfs my 8000Xi
The M12000 is supposed to come with 3/8" cable, this one came with 7/16", which is what Warn used on the M15000 (15k winch)
So i did some digging. Turns out this winch came off of a Dodge Powerwagon. It uses the 7/16" cable that the 15k winch uses, and the cable spools off the top of the drum instead of the bottom like the regualr 12k. Also, it uses the same planetary & all internal components of the 15k winch, which means that for all intents & purposes, this is a 15k winch! Apparently Warn sold Dodge a 15k, which was de-rated as a 12k, presumably due to liability issues.
Once i get the front clip all done and back on the '88, ill have to build some kind of beefy bumper to carry this thing.