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Old 08-28-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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Anybody USING Warn Zeon winch set up?

Would appreciate a semi detailed field report if you don't mind.

Especially the wireless controller unit vs wired controllers.

I'm beginning to look at the 8000 version.

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Old 08-28-2013, 06:14 PM   #2
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I have the 8000s on a PS brawler lite stubby bumper. No field report as of yet, except that it looks awesome. I am glad I went with the synthetic line, as it weighs much less. When I do finally get to test it out, I hope I don't regret not going for the 10000 lb version.

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Old 08-28-2013, 07:04 PM   #3
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I have the Zeon 10. Great winch, but there are many bumpers that a Zeon won't fit in.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:47 PM   #4
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Direct bolt in on my AEV equipped JKU Moab (after buying winch mounting kit from AEV) came with vacuum relocation bracket. Have used it to pull stumps and brush out. Very smooth operation.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:42 PM   #5
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anyone using the 'wireless controller'??? I guess it works like a tv remote to control the winch operation. Seems like a handy idea.

Would appreciate comparison with other winches you may have used; brief description of particular application of the Zeon, how it worked demonstrably 'better' than previous units.

Also some notion of what 'good deal' on price might be vs factory MSRP.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:52 PM   #6
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Im running the 10-s with the wireless controller. Its mounted in an LOD mid series front bumper. Unfortunately, I dont have any previous winch experience to compare it to. Ive used the winch a half dozen times or so. Mostly to winch myself but also a couple of pulls in sand at the dunes to pull people up a hill to keep them from getting into trees if they backed down. The wireless remote works well for the most part. It doesnt offer quite as much control as the wired remote. When you tap the button on the wired, it engages the winch for the duration of the tap instantly. With the wireless remote there is about a half second delay and it seems to engage the winch slightly longer. It hasnt been a problem for me yet, its just a little different than the wired remote. That said, it works from the drivers seat and I havent run into any range issues with it yet. Its nice to be able to keep an eye on things from different angles/distances without the restriction of a wire.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:59 PM   #7
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I have the Warn Zeon 8s.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:00 PM   #8
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Warn Zeon 8s. I bought it when it first came out, I have used it to pull other from deep sand... so far no problems. I still just hope that the 8s is enough for when ever I need it for myself. Looks a lot nicer in person. I have since added a ProLink Loaded thimble.
Bolted straight on a JCR Midwidth Dagger Winch Bumper..
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:45 PM   #9
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thanks for the info gents....

I like the looks of the bumper j.luis
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:46 PM   #10
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I was just looking at these this morning. Nice looking winch, thanks for the post. Not sure about the wireless though.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:11 AM   #11
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Its heavy even with the syntho rope. Line speed is decent. Faster than Engo but slower than the higher end Warns. Little faster than the power plant it seems too. Just keep in mind this thing is a center out and wide as all hell

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