i know that warn makes the best electrical winches on the planet. but they are very expensive. and for me my 300$ china winch is good enough.
it´s slower than a warn, louder than a warn and the overheat protection comes on only after 20 minutes. but it pulls me out of the mud and that´s all what i want.
my winch must not be the fastest on the world, i don´t drive competitions. i only need a reliable winch, and it´s reliable. covered with mud or inside some water, it always worked.
if i have enough money in the future i will buy a warn M8274-50.
EDIT: a 8k winch weights about 82 lbs and a 12k winch weights only 4 lbs more. that shouldn´t be a problem. (i have the weights from the milemarker website. they have many technical details on their site.