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Old 01-18-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Broken winch advise

So the I was respooling the cheepo winch that came on the jeep when I bought it and uppon doing so the winch began to smoke I could hear the old bearings crunching around inside the drum and once I had the line all the way out (it was nested pretty bad) the cable just completely severed from the drum. So my question is should I spend the time and money to get it fixed or should I just save for a better quality new one??

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Old 01-18-2013, 09:14 PM   #2
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IMO,

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...cheepo winch that came on the jeep...
= disposable

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Old 01-20-2013, 05:31 PM   #3
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BlueRidge is right on the money! FWIW, I work right across the street from the Warn factory in Oregon. I took my old M8000 in for a looky see before I put it back on from an overhaul project. My winch is about 25 years old and has been used and used and used. It now looks better than new and is all updated with newer technology, all for less than a new cheapo. Buy quality, you'll need it out on the trails!
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:23 PM   #4
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Should've bought a harbor freight winch
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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Should've bought a harbor freight winch
this ought to evoke the usual storm of comments LOL.

Then again, at $299 for a 12,000 lb winch, it might make you think hard (at least it does with me).
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:36 PM   #6
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this ought to evoke the usual storm of comments LOL.

Then again, at $299 for a 12,000 lb winch, it might make you think hard (at least it does with me).
Mine works just fine.
But it's notta warn.
What do I know

Did I forget to mention my rough country lift , smittybilt built bumper dana 35 , and oh it's a 4cyl
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mine works just fine.
But it's notta warn.
What do i know

did i forget to mention my rough country lift , smittybilt built bumper dana 35 , and oh it's a 4cyl
lol

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