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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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!