OK I have probably started something here with this winch thread, but I need some real information about winches. I have a 2002 TJ and I need a winch, but before I sink a lot of cash into one I would like some real experiences people have had with theirs. With what I have read, which is about 50 hours of reading I still don't know which winch is better. I heard Viper is the best, Warn is the best and Gorilla is the best so on and so on. I have also heard that all those that I mentioned, about how bad each and everyone of them were. Man I'm more confused now more then ever. Please can someone here give me some real advise. I'll explain what I'm looking for in the following. I want a 8000 lb to 9000 lb winch in a good price range, lets say $250 - $750 range. I want reliability more than anything. I off road quit often and I'm more likely to get stuck in the mud then any were else.Thanks for the help!
I would always trust a product made in the USA rather than a Chinese product any day. Check out what Jerry says about winches and you will not go wrong. I see more Warn winches in Moab Utah than any other brands. If you really need quality stay with a manufacturer in the US. I deal with too many overseas manufacturers that just produce garbage. That is my personal opinion.
2000 Sahara, 3.5" Rubicon Express Lift, 1" spring spacer & 1" Body Lift, 33" or 35" BFG Mud tires, Front & Rear ARB, Rancho 9000 shocks, UCF Ultra High Belly Up
Will I guess its most likely going to be a warn winch. The w8000 is about 514.00 at amazon, do you know if its a good winch? That one seems to be in my budget and there are about four or five differant warn 8000 lb winches and I really don't now the differances between them.
Thanks a lot I will get a hold of Jerry. Thanks for the rebate idea as well. Thats the one I was thinking of getting. I said W8000 but I meant M8000. I have a mount already on my Jeep I installed last week.