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Old 04-11-2013, 08:24 PM   #31
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Look into the Engo first.
Do a google search and read the reviews and comparisons done. $400 including shipping from Axxis Offroad

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Old 04-11-2013, 08:38 PM   #32
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Look into the Engo first.
Do a google search and read the reviews and comparisons done. $400 including shipping from Axxis Offroad
Heck Yah! Love my engo 9k with synthetic line. Saved myself many times so far

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Old 04-11-2013, 11:00 PM   #33
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I have the quadratec q11500. Way to much winch but hey...why not. The price difference wasn't huge for the smaller one. Ive used it 11 times since I got it mid last year. only twice to get me unstuck. I pulled an f350 out of the mud, a grand Cherokee, old school ram, 2 broncos, my buddies wrx out of snow, my other buddies jk in mud, my dads dodge 3500 in snow, and a 67 mustang onto a winches flatbed. I love it! its plenty fast, more than plenty strong and compares to all the big names..same warrenty. It doesn't have a huge reputation because it hasn't been out long but, according to quadratec its manufactured to their standards...in china. Which im not fond of. But to be budget savy I went with them. I figure you can get 2-3 comparable q-techs for the price of a warn. I love mine..had no issues with it and its cake to install. Just my experience with the qtechs. Nothing against any of the other winches, warn is def the king name in winches. Keep us posted on what you get!
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:53 PM   #34
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How important is the sealed factor? In SoCal I can not imagine much mud, but sand can be found everywhere.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:03 AM   #35
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ive had mine buried in icy water several times, snow, mud, muddy watter. No issues. But, I do say get a cover just in case...a suggestion I have yet to follow however :/
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:05 AM   #36
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I like the idea of synthetic winch line. Easier to handle, to pull, to respool, easier in a lot of ways. Everytime I go to look at it I think 'I would like to do that', then I think about the fact that maybe 2 or 3 times have I winched someone and not had the cable rubbing ground, rock, trees (too small to snatch-block off of), and other obstacles. Try as you might your usually not winching on flat ground (or it wouldnt be nedded) and while I do like the idea of synthetic, I'll wait until my steel cable needs replaced before I go synthetic. I think if your careful to use protectors under any contact point with synthetic they will last a long time, but what a pita that is, and they can slip and you cant always take the weight off the line to reset them. Like I said, I love the idea of synthetic, but the cable works great and why replace what works when you dont have to?

I also would be a hypocrit and suggest a cover (I have yet to get one myself lol). Mine stays covered in snow and ice a lot of the year and I keep thinking I really need a cover, then it gets covered in ice and I forget till next fall, maybe this year I'll get one.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:41 AM   #37
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Buy an old Warn 8274 off of Ebay or CL. Rebuild it yourself and save hundreds of dollars. The 8274 is an absolute beast of a 8k winch.
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How important is the sealed factor? In SoCal I can not imagine much mud, but sand can be found everywhere.
In my opinion, not very important at all for most of us. Winches will operate even under (fresh) water & their bearings are no more exposed than our wheel bearings are. Keep in mind our winch motors are very similar to starter motors that are unsealed and completely exposed & regularly get drenched inside & outside whenever we drive in the rain or through water.
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That was my thought too. Just see alot of marketing of the waterproofing and wondering what its value was? Smitty has their line and now the big "W" is also talking of it on their new zeon line.
I like the look and specs of the Zeon, but can get the M8000 with synth for roughly the same price. A zeon with synth is a cool grand!!

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