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Old 07-23-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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M8000 vs Zeon 10?

Decided on getting a Warn winch, the question is which winch to get?

I offroad probably 6-8 times per year, have yet to need one myself, but have been pulled out with one. Lots of rocks

Have 2012 JKU Sport, on 35s with 2.5 inch spring lift, stock 3.73 gears, no LSD


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Old 07-23-2013, 08:57 PM   #2
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Well they both have advantages and disadvantages. The M8000 is priced right and is light weight. With the synthetic rope it only weighs 55 lbs, and it is physically small enough to be mounted just about anywhere. I've owned at least 4 of them, and have never had a problem from them. I even used one on my last 4-door JK, which was a big heavy Jeep, running 37" tires. - pictured. I did not like having the solenoid mounted on the bumper though, because the plastic fades badly.

On my current 4-door JK I plan on using a Zeon 10s because the solenoid is integrated in the winch. And on this JK there is absolutely no place left under the hood to mount the solenoid. The Zeon 10 has all the new features, and with synthetic rope it is still relatively light weight (75 lbs).

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Old 07-23-2013, 09:02 PM   #3
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I got the zeon 10s. My main motivator for getting it was that its IP68 rated. It can work totally submerged and not have any issues with water. With the other warn winches, in the user manual, they say that after being submerged they should be professionally regreased. That is likely a CYA statement, but the fact remains that they are not water tight, and the gearing can rust. If you live in the desert, it wouldn't be as big a deal I suppose.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:16 AM   #4
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In my opinion, the ZEON 10 is definitely the way to go. Plus, due to the JKU's weight, we always suggest at least a 9,500 lb. capacity winch, so the ZEON 10 definitely fits the bill.

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