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Old 04-18-2007, 09:45 PM   #1
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Looking at winches....steering towards the Warn M8000.

I don't intend to be a rock crawler...Mainly an adventurous forest service road runner.

Thoughts & recommendations?

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Old 04-18-2007, 09:52 PM   #2
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my best recommendation is get synthetic rope with whatever winch you get...

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Old 04-18-2007, 10:08 PM   #3
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I was looking at the new warn winch with the compressor sence I dont have onboard air..... I just dont know if there really worth all that money
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:22 PM   #4
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Thought the same thing. $600 for a winch or $1200 for the combo. Makes for a pricey compressor.
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I have read good reviews about the Tmax winches and the MileMarker. They are both much less expensive than Warn. For what you are doing they will probably work just fine.
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:00 AM   #6
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Thought the same thing. $600 for a winch or $1200 for the combo. Makes for a pricey compressor.
You are thinking about it wrong. With the Powerplant from Warn, you are getting a $1000 winch with a tremendous compressor, so it makes it more resonable.
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If you can manage a Warn price-wise then they are a great logical choice.

However, if funds are tighter, a T-Max makes a great alternative. I SERIOUSLY considered getting one when I was buying mine (the non-integrated 9500 lb winch at that time), but I got a STEAL of a deal on the 9.5ti from Warn and my wife wanted me to have a name brand that I could trust, so I went with the Warn.

I've heard VERY good things about the TMax and talked to several owners, both in person and on various forums (JF and JU) and they've all been very happy with their winch selection.
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You are thinking about it wrong. With the Powerplant from Warn, you are getting a $1000 winch with a tremendous compressor, so it makes it more resonable.
The pull rating is similar to the 9.5ti, so I would think this is a valid statement. The 9.5ti sells for about 950 or so, so it isn't too far out of line to say this.

We have a couple in our group running the Powerplant and they LOVE it.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:06 AM   #9
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Piece of advise...don't EBay from BD Performance. I just got burned from them.
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what about BullDog winches? I think they are better than MileMarker and T-Max for the same price.
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:49 PM   #11
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I just got a Warn M8000 from Quadra-Tech for $539.00 delivered to the door.Bill
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Old 04-19-2007, 10:23 PM   #12
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I do my trail riding in forests also..might i recommend IF u have the money to get a winch with brackets/hardware that u can move/use the winch front or rear..
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hmm
I heard that those are not that good, and that they rattle and stuff

idn, just what i heard, I would go w/ the sale on quadratec though, pretty good price for a M8000,

and if you dont already have a hi lift jack get one, in a pinch if you need to use a winch on the rear they can be used as a come along (hand winchish thingy)

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