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Old 12-15-2007, 11:36 PM   #1
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Smittybilt XRC winch

What do you all think of Smittybilt's XRC winch? Is it priced low because it's bad quality or is it priced low because Smittybilt is new to the winch game and trying to make a name by selling alot of winches to boost future sales??

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Old 12-16-2007, 12:24 AM   #2
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I heard they have cheap internal parts and can break easy.

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Old 12-25-2007, 06:20 PM   #3
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Ya just cant scrimp on a winch IMO.......it NEEDS to work......g
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:45 PM   #4
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i've heard of guys that really like them and get alot of use out of them. I'm thinking about this winch as well. I figure it's cheap enough to try for myself if it works.
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:56 AM   #5
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mine works fine for what little off roading i do. i have only had it since oct 07 and have used it twice and it did what i needed it to do. we'll have to see does in the long haul, but for now i give it thumbs up. i know there are better winches out there, it depends on what you need and how much you are willing to spend on it.
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I bought one solely on the reviews I was seeing on the different forums. Haven't had to use it to get unstuck yet.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:25 PM   #7
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i love mine ......i try to break it but it keeps going ...........ive even used it under water ........anyone who bad mouths them has never used one ...so how would they know?.......and the fact is all internal winch parts are made in china no matter what it says on the box .........that how capitlizim works buy for a nickel sell for a dime ....
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:29 PM   #8
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oh yeah i forgot the bad parts .........it rusts but again ive used it under water .........and the fairlead that comes with it is cheep and dangerous ......... i was pulling out an old wagoner and one of the roller on the fairlead shot off .......im luck it didnt kill some one ..........
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:27 PM   #9
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check out winchdepot.com they usually have great deals on winches and they come with free shipping.

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