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Old 09-04-2014, 06:17 PM   #1
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winch?!

M looking into getting a winch, any recommendations or suggestions? Price rage between 300-500, or Should i wait and save more up to get a higher priced winch?

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Old 09-04-2014, 06:42 PM   #2
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M looking into getting a winch, any recommendations or suggestions? Price rage between 300-500, or Should i wait and save more up to get a higher priced winch?
Look on CL for a Warn M8000 and be done

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Old 09-04-2014, 06:59 PM   #3
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Recon winch. Great price and great winch. But if you have the money for a warn do it!

Here's the recon: Recon 10,500 lbs Premium Winch Kit | TruckandWinch.com
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:35 PM   #4
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Recon winch. Great price and great winch. But if you have the money for a warn do it! Here's the recon: Recon 10,500 lbs Premium Winch Kit | TruckandWinch.com
You can find a used warn for that price and 10.5k is overkill for a jeep
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:42 PM   #5
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You can find a used warn for that price and 10.5k is overkill for a jeep
X2, I won't run one of the thousands of cheap Chinese winches out on the market today. Stick with an 8k to 9.5k winch capacity which is ideal for a Jeep without carrying the extra weight of a larger winch.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:29 PM   #6
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I have a Warn M8000 and it's great !
Well worth it. X3 for the Warn.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:16 PM   #7
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i have a warn m8000 and it's great !
Well worth it. X3 for the warn.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:30 PM   #8
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What do you his think about the smittybilt xrc gen2 winches?
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:41 PM   #9
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What do you his think about the smittybilt xrc gen2 winches?
Biggest POS

You will be lucky to get more than a year and a half out of that Chinese crap
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:46 PM   #10
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Oh I didn't know they were Chinese haha nvm then! I guess in just gonna save up for a warn
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:57 PM   #11
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Oh I didn't know they were Chinese haha nvm then! I guess in just gonna save up for a warn
Saving up will be worth it. There are a few Warn's that are 50/50 on satisfaction but the M8000 is probably the old reliable of the bunch.

I recommend the M8000, its what I have and no complaints
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:17 PM   #12
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I have had good luck with the Ramsey winches
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:04 AM   #13
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hey FWIW I have Warn winches........but my Jeep has a Superwinch TS9500. It's a fine winch with good reviews, and I think I got it for around $329 with some free shipping. For me, it feels very well built, came with everything I wanted, and it suits my needs.

For something that will sit on the front of my Jeep that sits in the garage 90% of the time, I didn't want to break the bank and go for a Warn, and for good reason.

Regardless if they're not chinese, I have Warn winches and trust me, they fail just like anything else, so the extra spend wasn't worth it for the Jeep because the goal is to NOT have to use the winch. For my winches that are constantly in use, cycled regularly with high loads, and I DEPEND on? Sure, Warn all the way because I can buy the parts when it fails (and it will). For the "get me out of trouble" apparatus sitting on my front bumper? The best bang for the buck will do just fine with proper use and maintenance.

Here's both sides of the coin: If you want the best and plan to use it regularly, go for the spendy Warn. If you want the best bang for your budget, that Superwinch will probably do you well. If you want a craigslist special, go for a Warn so you can rebuild.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:04 AM   #15
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I have one Warn M8000. It's been on several vehicles over the past 20-plus years, and it's still pulling like new. I'll let my heirs fight over it when I'm done.

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