I think that a majority of the people here will answer this question with the Warn m8000 winch as being the best bang for the buck. For just a little more than 500...you will have a quality which backed with an awesome warranty.
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Generally I think you will find that most people are not big fans of Smittybilt products. As far as winches go, again, generally most people would likely recommend Warn. You can get a Warn 8000 for under $600 - still quite a bit more than the SB. That being said, JP magazine did a cheap winch shootout a while back and the Smitty got pretty good reviews. Read here: Affordable Winch Buyers Guide - Smittybilt Tabor - Jp Magazine
I'm considering the same winch when the time comes.
How offen are you going to use it?
They are oK if you need it a few times a year or(just looks)
or on logging roads to pull trees or snow pulls
I think the warns are about 550 + but worth it
if you do rocks ,long pulls....