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Old 03-22-2012, 05:36 PM   #31
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:46 PM   #32
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The best winch is the one you have with you when you're stuck.

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:14 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by cavsvet74
The best winch is the one you have with you when you're stuck.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:40 PM   #34
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I just received the 10k engo winch from jeepaddons for only $309. Its great price for the winch. I have got to use it once already, yesterday I got to pull my friends 2008 wrangler and it had no problem doing the job. I have a stock battery and it never seem to have a problem supplying power to the winch. I highly recommend this winch. I have heard nothing but good things about this winch
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:48 PM   #35
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random...but I had a conversation with a gentleman today in front of my local home depot while I was installing my bumper and he told me to just buy a used/cheap/POS winch basically and use the hell out of it and learn to use a winch before purchasing a nice one...idk, but that made sense to me...I have no experience with winches so I can't vouch for that at all. apparently he used to off road a lot.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:19 AM   #36
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You get what you pay for.

12k Ramsey bought in 1996, still works
12k military Warn in 02 - still works fine - workhorse
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2 Warn 9.5xp's - great. zero issues. fast line pull.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:07 AM   #37
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We've run many different brand winches in our days, but honestly, if you want something that is tried and true, buy a Warn.

I've never had a Warn winch let me down on the trail, but I have had quite a few others brands

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Old 03-23-2012, 10:05 AM   #38
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Lets come back here 33 years from now and see who's winch is still working like mine is....guarantee it will be a Warn
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:55 AM   #39
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Just bought an 8274-50 gonna do some modification to it
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:59 AM   #40
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I went with the Warn M8000 with the synthetic rope after tons of reading.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:55 PM   #41

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I went with the (new this year) Warn 9.5 cti-s.

You can't see it all that well as it's tucked down into the bumper, but a swarm of bugs came out to admire it.

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Old 03-25-2012, 03:28 PM   #42
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Basically, the best one is the one that someone has on their vehicle. I like my Warn 9.5XP. You really do get what you pay for. When it comes to a winch don't cheap it.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:26 PM   #43
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Thanks fellas. I'm definitely going with a Warn winch of some sort (probably with a synthetic line), now I just need to decide what bumper I want (any ideas?). I just got a 2012 Rubicon JK and haven't driven it since driving it back from the dealership almost 3 weeks ago due to work
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:04 PM   #44
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I picked up the quadratec 9000 lb...got a good deal since it was a 25$ scratch and dent sale and I got a 25 giftcard as well. I paid 269 plus shipping so I payed 300 out of pocket. I put it on last night; looks good but haven't tried pulling yet.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:44 AM   #45
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I just got this one yesterday. Now waiting on the Warn plate so I can mount it. Would be nice for Warn to include one of those GO WARN front windshield decals in the box.
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