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Old 09-10-2010, 08:27 PM   #1
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what winch to purchase

my next purchase for my toy is a winch was looking for feed back on the best one for the best price.

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Old 09-10-2010, 08:32 PM   #2
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the best winch you can buy is a warn, but they are pricey (worth the price though). with that said, i have a superwinch and the hubby has a mile marker, we are both pleased with their performance. i got my superwinch from Rokmen for $399 chipped to my door.

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warn M8000 is a popular choice among jeepers, i have an XRC 10 it gets the job done, id rather have a Warn though
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At least get one made in the U.S. I run a (25 year old) Ramsey. There is a TON of threads on this forum on winches. Just use the search function to access them for more opinions.
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I had a guy tell me that I was preaty much going to hell for getting a smittybuilt winch. his reason was when a get to winching a bunch of people out it will let me down. I told him I got a winch for me. and I also have a warn and its fine for my use too. but i can buy two smittybuilt for the price of warn
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I have an xrc 10 good winch good price lifetime guarantee at 4wd.com
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:07 PM   #8
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I had a guy tell me that I was preaty much going to hell for getting a smittybuilt winch. his reason was when a get to winching a bunch of people out it will let me down. I told him I got a winch for me. and I also have a warn and its fine for my use too. but i can buy two smittybuilt for the price of warn
But can you buy that Warn out in the middle of nowhere when your shittybuilt lets you down? That, overall, is the bottom line when buying a winch IMO.
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:39 PM   #9
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I'd go for a Warn, Tabor, Ramsey, or the S9000 or X9 from Superwinch. Warm's M8000 is a great winch for the $$$.

When you need your winch, odds are you're in a situation where you need it to work... possibly where you are something like 50 or more miles from the nearest help... and in those situations, no one with a Warn or other high quality (i.e. dependable) ever said they should have bought a cheap winch imported from China like Harbor Freight Tools, Smittybilt, Gorilla, etc..

Buying a winch for when you are stuck or in a bad situation isn't like buying underwear that is no big deal if it develops a problem.

And it just kills me to read where someone who could afford to buy their $20-25K Jeep can't afford $500-900 for a good quality winch.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:11 PM   #10
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I would not trust my rig or life to any other winch than a Warn. Sometimes, it actually comes down to that.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:28 PM   #11
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Warn model 8274 or nothing
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:42 PM   #12
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warn. they hava a model with an air system for off road use if you plan on doin much. think it would ba a wise investment
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Warn M8000, fairly inexpensive, fast line speed and dependability. Can be had for around $540 and don't forget a winch plate.
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You can pick up a used 8241 for 300-500...stronger and faster than um all
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Let me just say that I had the unfortunate experience of using my Superwinch EPi9 series a ton this weekend. I lost all oil pressure mid trail ride and could not run my engine. I ran my Superwinch at least 5 times on Sat and 3 times today right off the battery without the Jeep running and it didnt let me down. All this on the stock 5 y/o battery. Granted Warn may be a faster line speed but I believe Superwinch has one of the lowest power draws on the market also as evidenced by the numerous uses I got just running off the battery alone. I have nothing but positives to say about them. I dont think I would have come even close to being able to have used my winch as much to get me home if I had a Warn.

I have to say that have never owned a Warn but 90% of my local jeep club owns Superwinches. Warn makes a great winch but I am sold on my Superwinch after my experience with mine this weekend.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:18 PM   #17
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I have had the same warn m8000 for years I had it on my old lifted xj now I have it on my 03 rubicon I have had that winch pull me up through and out of every situation imaginable never let me down nothing but warn for me
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if you enjoy staying stuck get any winch besides warn. if you want to get unstuck then... get warn

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Old 09-12-2010, 09:55 PM   #19
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As Jerry said.....The only time it matters it the one time you have to hit the button......Warn or Ramsey.
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if you dont get a warn, get USA made. nuff said
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Let me just say that I had the unfortunate experience of using my Superwinch EPi9 series a ton this weekend. I lost all oil pressure mid trail ride and could not run my engine. I ran my Superwinch at least 5 times on Sat and 3 times today right off the battery without the Jeep running and it didnt let me down. All this on the stock 5 y/o battery. Granted Warn may be a faster line speed but I believe Superwinch has one of the lowest power draws on the market also as evidenced by the numerous uses I got just running off the battery alone. I have nothing but positives to say about them. I dont think I would have come even close to being able to have used my winch as much to get me home if I had a Warn.

I have to say that have never owned a Warn but 90% of my local jeep club owns Superwinches. Warn makes a great winch but I am sold on my Superwinch after my experience with mine this weekend.
What'd you do with your oil pressure?
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I've bought Warn historically and have used them in some pretty harsh conditions. I can't put a price on security, when I am in the middle of no where that last thing I want to worry about is my winch puking on me when I'm stuck. I know when I hit the switch on my Warn, even 10 years from now, it's going to work. It can sit idle for months on my bumper, but when I call on it I know it will be there to save the day (again).

It might cost a few bucks more, but I'll stick with Warn for now and in the future.
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What'd you do with your oil pressure?
He left it behind on the trail
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Mile marker

Ive only used my mile marker a few times but it is a very good winch. I've seen a few let downs with smitty built and a couple warns after heavy usage. The warns only overheated and were fine after they cooled off.
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Let me just say that I had the unfortunate experience of using my Superwinch EPi9 series a ton this weekend. I lost all oil pressure mid trail ride and could not run my engine. I ran my Superwinch at least 5 times on Sat and 3 times today right off the battery without the Jeep running and it didnt let me down. All this on the stock 5 y/o battery. Granted Warn may be a faster line speed but I believe Superwinch has one of the lowest power draws on the market also as evidenced by the numerous uses I got just running off the battery alone. I have nothing but positives to say about them. I dont think I would have come even close to being able to have used my winch as much to get me home if I had a Warn.

I have to say that have never owned a Warn but 90% of my local jeep club owns Superwinches. Warn makes a great winch but I am sold on my Superwinch after my experience with mine this weekend.
I am quite happy with my EPi9 . Great winch and load capacity for the price.
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I used my Warn for 9 recoveries in one day in Moab......none for my rig though. 3 flops, and 6 major stucks/saves from rolling.

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