09-27-2013, 02:51 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Originally Posted by umbra vipera
I really didn't intend for this discussion to question if the Zeon 10(s) is enough for winch for a JKU. In a nutshell I guess I'm asking the following question. If I'm not going to break something on my Jeep, is there any reason to NOT spend the extra money and get the extra pull of the Zeon 12?
Rule #1 - If something sounds too good to be true it probably is.
You can buy a Zeon 10s for $1149 online.
You can buy a Zeon 12 for $999 online.
You can buy 100' of Amsteel Blue 3/8" 17500 lb rope for approx $240
$999 + $240 = $1239
So...for $90 more you get a 12000 lb winch vs a 10000 lb winch.
Is it too good to be true?
Nope, sounds good, get the max you can for the price spent.
If you don't plan on using it a bunch and will be buying Amsteel Blue Rope, you can always buy a Warn M8000 (still meets the 1.5x factor) and have money left over for a pulley block, 2 bow shackles, and tree saver strap. Then you will have most everything to use the winch and be able to pull 12k when needed.
Do it right the first time.