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Old 04-05-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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what type of criteria do you use to select a winch for the Wrangler? How do you decide how much power you need to have?

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Old 04-06-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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i just went with 12,000lb that way i dont worry about anything!

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8-9k lb winch works well.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:59 PM   #5
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i just went with 12,000lb that way i dont worry about anything!
x2 lol. I put the 12k on so I will never have to wonder if there is enough power to yank me out of a sticky situation.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:30 PM   #6
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Any specific brands that I should direct my attention to?
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:39 PM   #7
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Any specific brands that I should direct my attention to?
This question sparks a never ending debate. Bottom line is do some research, check out some of the winch shootouts, check some prices, then make a decision. I personally got my Harbor Freight 12k winch for under $300. Im not saying to go out and get one if you plan on using it really often but for my uses, it does its job. I have used it to remove 3 trees and pulled myself out of a few bad spots and dont have 1 complaint.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:55 PM   #8
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Very good advice - Thank you!
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:28 PM   #9
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Im not too sure, but I have heard a lot of good things about Warn winches.
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I went with a Warn VR8000.Oh dont forget your snatch........
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:31 PM   #11
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I went with a Warn VR8000.Oh dont forget your snatch........
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yes dont forget a snatch block helps alot i have a 8k smitybilt with no complaints but i dont use it all the time im not a heavy fof roader warn seems to have great winches
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Why is it I smile every time someone says "snatch block"?

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I have a Warn M8000 (I wasn't crazy about the VR series, but I wanted a Warn, so the M8000 was what I could afford), and I agree with 1jeeplvr and fuzzyjk: don't forget the snatch block

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