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Old 08-28-2013, 01:51 AM   #1
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Rough country winches

Anyone got a rough country winch? Notice they're basically the cheapest winches out there, but do they hold up? Not sure if I wanna waste $400 on a winch that'll last me only 2 recoveries.

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Old 08-28-2013, 04:25 AM   #2
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I'm curious about this, as well. The price is tempting though thinking if the replacement parts are easy to find locally/online if it breaks.

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Old 08-28-2013, 06:50 AM   #3
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Rough country is pretty bottom of the barrel for their lift kits so I wouldn't expect a whole lot. Heres something that came up on a quick search. http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/12...inch-shootout/
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:48 PM   #4
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Rough country is pretty bottom of the barrel for their lift kits so I wouldn't expect a whole lot. Heres something that came up on a quick search. http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/12...inch-shootout/
If only they tested rough country.. /:
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:18 AM   #5
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If you want a cheap winch at least buy quality. I really don't have much faith in rough countries winch to get me unstuck. Engo was the cheapest winch on the list at 329 and came in 4th place. I'd seriously consider that with some synthetic line and you're good to go.
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If you want a cheap winch at least buy quality. I really don't have much faith in rough countries winch to get me unstuck. Engo was the cheapest winch on the list at 329 and came in 4th place. I'd seriously consider that with some synthetic line and you're good to go.
I've had my engo 9k with viking synthetic line for over close to two years now with no problems. It has never let me down and has been under water, mud, in freezing conditions, and has been exposed to the weather since the day I got it. Good stuff in my opinion.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:07 PM   #7
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superwinch makes an 8500lb winch that I have seen on amazon for $250 and northern tool for $299.
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Mines gonna be submerged in mud and water 90% of the time that ill be using it

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