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While it’s not required, upgrading your battery is a good idea if you anticipate using your winch much. And a dual battery setup is advisable if you will be doing lots of winching. The high amperage draw and deep-cycle nature of winching will tax a factory battery. We used an Optima YellowTop, which is made for deep cycling in addition to being vibration and spill-proof—all desirable qualities in an off-road battery.