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Old 01-15-2014, 03:25 PM   #1
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Smittybilt XRC8 Winch Solenoid went out

So, we have determined that my solenoid has gone out on my XRC8. I also found out from Smittybilt that I have a 1st generation winch. And to replace that solenoid from them would be $150.00. I may as well get a new winch, right?

So, I'm asking for some suggestions. Do I try to find the solenoid, If I can, or should I just get a new winch all together? Do I have any other options?


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Old 01-16-2014, 02:37 PM   #2
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Get a new winch. The XRC8 is known to have weak gears. The XRC10 is better in that regards. Warn has some new winches out.

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Old 01-16-2014, 09:56 PM   #3
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I would look at the engo winches, if looking for a upper end budget winch.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:01 PM   #4
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Tell them to swap it for the Gen 2 winched they are coming out with. Hopefully they have made improvements to their weak areas.

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Old 02-04-2014, 11:41 AM   #5
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