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Old 02-28-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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Anyone have problems with this winch? I'm thinking about getting one. They are $300 here. Would they be strong enough to pull a full size truck out from my jku? I would rather have more than enough power to winch with. I think it would be fine for my jeep.

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Old 02-28-2013, 11:55 PM   #2
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I have that winch on my unit. I did have a problem with the controller plug, where it plugs into the plug on the winch. It's really a poor design, so it failed, but not till three years. I fixed it by using a trailer flat four wireing harness, and it works great again.

I had to pull myself up a hill, all 100 feet of cable out, and two chains, to get me to a tree big enough to secure to. Pulled me right out. Of course, it was rolling stock, not buried in mud, but I could not drive out of the hole I was in.

I would buy another of these, if that answers your question.

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Old 03-01-2013, 12:17 AM   #3
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The Engo winch got better reviews in the magazine shoot out test and cost close to the same price.
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They got a 8500lb rugged ridge on amazon right now for like $270 shipped
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