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Old 11-20-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Winch question

First off, I searched, here and other places, and found---nothing. My question is does anyone have any experience with a Ramsey Rep 8.5e winch. I know all the specs, etc, and that is has a permanent magnet motor opposed to a series wound one and what that implies. I just want to know what experiences, if any, that someone has had with this winch.

My winch use will be very little, maybe never. It's mainly a feel good thing for my wife. There is a story behind that statement but I won't go into it. I like the size of the Ramsey and it's weight. It has a lifetime warranty and is made in the USA which I also like.

Any "It's junk" or " It's great" or anything in between comments?

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I had an old rep 8000 that did fine till a semi truck totaled the Jeep.. Not sure how the 8.5 is. but it life time warrant.. might not be a bad deal.. how much is it?

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Old 11-20-2010, 07:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

Quadretec has it for $399.99 + shipping. Best price I've found. Don't know why retailers don't just price their stuff for even money. Guess they think you focus on the 3 and forget the 99.99. That will make it around $460 total. I found the rep8000 on another website for $499.95. I think I'll go look up the specs at Ramsey's website and see why the smaller winch costs more.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:37 PM   #4
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I just got a Warn m8000 for @460.00 brand new free shipping. streetside auto
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:26 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies, guys.

I quoted the wrong price for the rep8000. It is over $800. I was looking at the wrong winch.

Looks like the good price for the Warn on streetside auto is gone. I find the m8000 at $560 now. Still has free shipping though.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:30 PM   #6
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streetsideauto, $439.99 free shipping m8000, check it out I just mounted mine over the weekend great deal for a warn!
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:10 PM   #7
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I don't have that specific one, but I have a Ramsey Patriot 9500 UT.... I'd recomend a Warn.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:13 PM   #8
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I've been all over the streetside auto website for the last three days. The Warn m8000 is showing up at $539.95 everytime.

I've decided to get the Warn.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:47 PM   #9
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yea it`s $539.99 but there is a $100. coupon code on the bannerbf26100
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:13 PM   #10
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Here it is.....
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Old 11-24-2010, 02:57 PM   #11
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OK, thanks. Don't know how I managed to miss that and I'm wearing a brand new pair of glasses that cost more the winch will.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:37 PM   #12
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I just ordered smittybilt XRC 8 with synthetic cable for 401.87 new from Amazon. Not a bad deal imo.
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I just ordered smittybilt XRC 8 with synthetic cable for 401.87 new from Amazon. Not a bad deal imo.
Not a bad deal. Mine was $449.
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:53 AM   #14
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You can not go wrong with a Warn winch.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:19 AM   #15
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streetsideauto, $439.99 free shipping m8000, check it out I just mounted mine over the weekend great deal for a warn!
After doing a cold search on the internet for the Warn M8000, I lucked on this deal also. Im glad to see it is legit. Cant wait for mine to arrive. Now just need to replace my stock JK bumper.
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