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Old 05-08-2013, 09:38 AM   #31
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I will post up in a couple weeks, like I said I am going to Moab on the 24th and I am sure I will use it there........

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Old 05-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #32
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my grandma always told me "you get what you pay for". a cheap good winch seems to be an oxymoron. shell out some dough and buy a decent winch. you'll have less headaches and problems. Jeeping isn't a cheap sport. spend some money. or sell your jeep

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Old 05-08-2013, 10:57 AM   #33
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Just wondering if any of you have any cheap winches you would suggest, I'v done alot of research and I'm starting to like the Q10000. I just wanted to hear your guys personal opinion, I think 10000 might be a tad much for my jeep.
The words Good and Cheap, shouldnt be used when it comes to Winches. SmittyBilt makes good winches that are decently priced. Same for MileMarkers Winches as well.

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Old 05-08-2013, 11:29 AM   #34
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Not my winch, but here is a pic of an engo that recently failed on a club member.

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Engo replaced it, but that doesn't do anygood when stuck in the woods.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:41 AM   #35
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Smittybilt XRC8.
The OP asked for good and cheap. You got the cheap part right.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:55 AM   #36
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I bought a chinese piece of junk, and it is a chinese piece of junk. But in its own defense it hasn't failed me yet. I will replace with a warn when I have the cash and this one dies but I don't see this one dying yet. It's been over 2 years, and still going fine. It pulls rather slowly but it gets the job done. It's an Engo 9000. Word of advice, if you live up north just by synthetic. This stupid steel line is rusting like no other and I have now kinked it so badly I must buy a new one. Best of luck!
That is the key statement. Slow is better than Stuck. I have the cheap HF winch and have been using it now for about 5 years. It might let me down someday, and when it does, I just hope there's someone else around me to help out. I've pulled a huge front end loading John Deere out of a mess. The JD wouldn't crank and the FEL bucket was sitting on the ground. I had to lock up the Jeep to keep it from rolling, and although it tried to slide a little, it grabbed and got the job done.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:40 AM   #37
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Sometimes I hate these threads. Everyone has a persoanl preference. Yes, warn winches are great winches, I have had them before. For me personaly the Q series works fine. I 0,.= ,/ sdfjk']'l81`o not winch that much, if I winched all the time in really rough terrain "k67 809m
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Sometimes I hate these threads. Everyone has a persoanl preference. Yes, warn winches are great winches, I have had them before. For me personaly the Q series works fine. I 0,.= ,/ sdfjk']'l81`o not winch that much, if I winched all the time in really rough terrain "k67 809m
HAHAHA my keyboard died from coffee on that post. What I meant to say...

Sometimes I hate these threads. Everyone has a personal preference. Yes, warn winches are great winches, I have had them before. For me personally the Q series works fine. I do not winch that much, if I winched all the time in really rough terrain I would get another Warn. But for my application as of right now the Quadratec does the job and does it pretty well so far. Quadratecs website even says the winch is designed for "casual trail use" or the casual offroader, from their website "The Q9000 provides all of the capability that most enthusiasts will ever need for occasional use on their Wranglers and CJs". I have only used it twice now and it has done well. Plus the warranty puts my mind to ease.
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Not my winch, but here is a pic of an engo that recently failed on a club member.

Engo replaced it, but that doesn't do anygood when stuck in the woods.
What failed? The waterproof seal on the solenoid box? Just from rain? I hope he wasn't stuck in the woods. I would just take the positive and negative cables and connect them directly to the winch and unhook when done pulling, bypassing the solenoids. Or use jumper cables from the battery to winch motor posts. It would get me unstuck and I could deal with the box later.
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HAHAHA my keyboard died from coffee on that post. What I meant to say...

Sometimes I hate these threads. Everyone has a personal preference. Yes, warn winches are great winches, I have had them before. For me personally the Q series works fine. I do not winch that much, if I winched all the time in really rough terrain I would get another Warn. But for my application as of right now the Quadratec does the job and does it pretty well so far. Quadratecs website even says the winch is designed for "casual trail use" or the casual offroader, from their website "The Q9000 provides all of the capability that most enthusiasts will ever need for occasional use on their Wranglers and CJs". I have only used it twice now and it has done well. Plus the warranty puts my mind to ease.
X2 There is a wide variety of Wheelers on the site and each has his or her on Wheeling habits, opinions and experiences. Hard core offroaders will mainly say WARN, others will say you can get buy with a cheaper wench. I would have to agree. I have a Recon 10,500 winch with synthetic rope which i bought for right about $500. People can say what they want but it has never failed me yet and there are quite a few people that are glad i have it. The main thing i looked at is if it does fail me some day and i have to buy another one, i'm still at the price it would cost me to buy a WARN with synthetic rope. It's your money. buy what you feel will suit you best.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:23 PM   #41
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I bought a Warn because when I need my winch it must be a pretty rough situation (Ive got front & rear lockers) so I want to be able to rely on something that I feel is the best & I think thats what Warn is.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:03 PM   #42
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I too, bought the Warn, but well used. Fortunately, I work across the street from the Warn repair facility at their Oregon factory. My winch was 25+ years old, still worked quite well, but I wanted it tested and freshened up. I can't say enough good things about the people at Warn service! Mike, you rock! It came back better than new with all the upgrades possible for very fair money. In these days of overseas service and tech centers, it's a great comfortable feeling to personally see the people who will be working on your equipment, and talk to them in English!
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:40 PM   #43
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I'm always on the hunt for a great deal on a used Warn 8274. Having the shop in the same area so I can rebuild one is a bonus, but I'd probably do it the same anywhere else in the USA too.

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