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Old 03-13-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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Warn 9.5ti opinion please!

Hi, im in the market for a winch. I know someone who is selling a Warn 9.5ti in pretty good condition, only used a handfull of times that he is selling for $700. It seems like a pretty good deal since the winch brand new is anywhere between $1200-$1400. All i would need is a mounting plate, and i would probably spend the extra $250 on a synthetic line.

Let me know what you think!

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Old 03-13-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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That's a decent deal... but I'd hide an extra $100 in your pocket (for just in case) and then pull $600 out of your wallet to offer him, making sure he "notices" there is no more $$$ in your wallet as you pull the $600 out. $600 cash now is often more tempting to a seller than the potental of $700 later.

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Old 03-13-2012, 01:02 PM   #3
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I wish i could talk him down more, but he was originally asking $850, and i got him down to $700. and he's not budging.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:45 PM   #4
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A couple more pics...a little chipping of the paint in the back. no big deal.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:58 PM   #5
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Well it's a done deal! It's officially mine, can't wait to set it up!
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Jerry's strategy is ideal, but if you've already gone that route, I personally think $700 is a good deal. I know I wouldn't have remorse with that purchase.

Contact Paul ( erickpl ) here on the forum if you have any technical questions about it. He has been running that winch for a few years. He knows the ins and outs of it.
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:19 PM   #7
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I also have Warn's Rock Crawler front bumper, and im looking for a mounting plate. Is it safe enough to assume that all of Warn's mounting plates will fit my bumper?
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Mounting plates made for the TJ all have the same mounting dimensions so the general answer is yes.

However, Warn's mounting plates are really expensive so check out aftermarket mounting plates too. They are essentially nothing more than a piece of flat steel so nearly any would be fine. One particular mounting plate I used to own and really like came from http://www.tomken.com/detail.php?id=310 which works well and mounts the winch a bit lower than the Warn does.



What I like about that particular winch plate is that it adds a bit of extra protection in front of the winch.
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:38 PM   #9
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Jeep® '87-'06 TJ/YJ Wrangler Winch Mount

Looking into this one from A to Z fab, pretty cheap compared to Warn's
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:46 PM   #10
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Jeep® '87-'06 TJ/YJ Wrangler Winch Mount

Looking into this one from A to Z fab, pretty cheap compared to Warn's
That AtoZ plate is nice. This one from Rough Country is $76 shipped to you. It's 1/4" steel. Pretty simple design, but stout and effective.
As long as it's 1/4" steel, I can't imagine needing to pay anything more.
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:48 PM   #11
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I was looking at rough country's plate, it's cheap, but ive heard that people have had problems mounting them on their bumper, so im trying to stay away from that
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The RC plate pictured above is the one I have now. It has worked great, but it is a flat plate. Depending on your bumper, you may have to drill a couple holes in it for the front winch mounting bolt heads to drop into. A slightly raised plate would avoid this.

Also, I am wanting to convert to synthetic line. The opening at the fairlead mount has me concerned with the sharp edges around it. I may be switching to one of the bumper/mounts pictured above with the open fairlead mount.

Good score on the used Warn! I did not have good luck trying to save money on a Chinese winch. It died, and I replaced it with a used Warn XD9000i. It's been a great winch.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:27 AM   #13
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So i just got my the winch in the mail, and my winch plate as well. The previous owner had tossed the hardware to mount the winch to the plate. Anybody know what type of hardware is needed to mount my winch....im extremely anxious to install it and want to make the trip to Home Depot asap for the hardware
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I'm not so sure you can find the type of bolts needed to mount the winch to the mouting plate. They have a square head and slip into a recess in the winch base and I don't think a normal bolt can be used there. If one CAN be used, make sure to only use Grade 5 or Grade 8 hardware there.

Call Warn's tech support and they can tell you if a standard bolt can be used there and what size it is. If it can't, they'll send you the bolts needed to mount it.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:43 PM   #15
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Ooops! it would help if i looked at the bottom of the winch. hahah the hardware is there, i think i was just a little too excited when i opened the box to realize it.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:46 PM   #16
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Well i slapped on the winch today, took about 20 minutes. Can't wait to get stuck!
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #17
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Nice, I have one in the box (been there a long time) to replace my M8000i. Can't wait to install mine now

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