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Old 10-11-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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Recovery Equipment?

So I'm wanting to get a winch and I honestly don't know where to start..

Whats a good brand?
Whats a good rated line pull?
Whats a good voltage?

Honestly I'm not going to be using it every single day, but I feel like it'll be a real help when I'm in a situation when I need one.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:25 AM   #2
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Warn is the best brand. Some may say your paying for a name but there's a reason you see so many. For a jeep an 8000lb winch is the minimum. But i like having my 9500lb (9.5ti)

Depending on your budget, the Warn VR series is a good option . I personally like the 9.5ti (what i run), or the 9.5xp.

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Old 10-11-2012, 05:06 AM   #3
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Yes Warn is very good and a 8000lbs winch is good but these are not the minimum. I have a 6000lbs Ramsey and with the help of a snatch block I effectively have 12000lbs pulling power.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:18 AM   #4
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Thanks, I'll keep shopping around. I've heard a bunch of good things about warn on this forum and from my friends that use them so I think thats the way I'm going to go. I'd much rather be slightly over prepared and get something with more pulling power than I truly need so maybe something in the 9500 range?

Whats the differences between the 9.5ti and the 9.5xp?
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:04 AM   #5
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The pro-Warn crowd loves them because they are proven, quality winches that you can depend on. The anti-Warn crowd says they are "overpriced" and "you're only paying for the name." But as Car and Driver once said, quality costs money--it always has, and it always will.

You bring up a good point about winch weight ratings. Don't forget this general rule: for a given weight (say 4000 pounds), a higher capacity winch will use less power pulling it than a lower capacity winch would consume.

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Whats the differences between the 9.5ti and the 9.5xp?
Some time surfing Warn's own web site should give you these answers.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:14 PM   #6
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Some time surfing Warn's own web site should give you these answers.
Oh yeah I'm definitely going to do some research on the website, but I meant differences that wouldn't be found on the website, should've added that part sorry about that
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Deffinatly warn all the way I bought my m8000 from my father in law that was on his 77 cj5 that he sold and bought a 00 tj only reason he sold the m8000 is because the tj he bought already had a warn 9500 believe its an xi but anyway the winch he sold me was purchased in 91 after he got back from desert storm and has pulled him out of MANY situations and never failed and I've used it multiple times without problems, id like to see someone with a cheap chinese winch say that they have gotten 20+ years out of their winch
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:41 PM   #8
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Deffinatly warn all the way I bought my m8000 from my father in law that was on his 77 cj5 that he sold and bought a 00 tj only reason he sold the m8000 is because the tj he bought already had a warn 9500 believe its an xi but anyway the winch he sold me was purchased in 91 after he got back from desert storm and has pulled him out of MANY situations and never failed and I've used it multiple times without problems, id like to see someone with a cheap chinese winch say that they have gotten 20+ years out of their winch
That's definitely what I'm looking for. I may not use it every single day, but I want it to last! "Measure twice, cut once."
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I have a Warn VR 12000.. I haven't installed it yet but I can't wait to get some free time and install that puppy
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I too am wanting a winch for my '02 wrangler. Warn is my #1 option, and, like other posters have said, for good reason. I have heard nothing but good things about Warn and the fact that they are made here in America makes Warn deserve the credit they are getting. I'm going to invest in their XD9000 when I can get the funds, because of the extra 1,000 pounds of pull power over the M8000.

Just my 2 cents!

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