Winch - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 12-03-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
Baseball_14king's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 60

What is everyone's thoughts on the Smittybuilt xrc-8 winch?

Baseball_14king is offline   Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Wolf Lake, IL
Posts: 774
Got it. Like it. It works. It's made in China.

JeepnJim is offline   Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
Trailsnail's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Cumming, Ga
Posts: 862
The first time I used mine I abused it. Almost an hour of winching me and my son. Never had an issue. So far so good.
Trailsnail is offline   Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
baker3's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: St. Robert, Mo
Posts: 531
Wait for it.....
When your road ends, my adventure begins!
baker3 is offline   Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 07:24 PM   #5
05wranglerx05's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 104
Originally Posted by baker3
Wait for it.....
Here come the Warn guys!
05wranglerx05 is offline   Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 07:37 PM   #6
Smittys04Rubicon's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 29
Save your money buy a Warn! It's also made in America!
Smittys04Rubicon is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 01:12 PM   #7
Motorized toy collector

WF Supporting Member
TJDave's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Eastern WA State
Posts: 3,257
I bought one.

It worked.

For almost 2 whole years!

Then, it died.
TJDave is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 02:30 PM   #8
Rubicondon53's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 1,590
Originally Posted by TJDave
I bought one.

It worked.

For almost 2 whole years!

Then, it died.
Well then, you got your 300 bucks out of it.. I picked mine up on CL for $100 3 years ago, I've since added synthetic line, Amsteel Blue, tore it down once to have a look, cleaned it up, re-greased it with synthetic bearing grease, and have used it mercilessly since, moving trees, logs, pulling fenceposts, and extracting myself from muck. It's noisy as hell, and sounds like it'll blow any second, but so far has not failed. When it quits it will make a good boat anchor, then I'll be ready for a good quality winch, Warn, Ramsey, or Superwinch....

04' Rubi, with all the gizmos we need for long range excursions, / home modified excursion trailer;

96' Lexus 450, locked, loaded and ready to roll..
'12 VW New Beetle
Rubicondon53 is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC