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Old 12-18-2009, 07:02 PM   #31
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i thought my mind was made up on superwinch but today i went shopping at my local 4x4 store and the guy told me that superwich is an east coast company. problem with that is im on the west coast so if something were to break on it i would have to ship it and deal with that whole mess. the guy there started talking up mile marker quite a bit. i read that winches in hell article and the mile marker they tested didnt even make it past the first pull. anybody ever have any problems with mile marker?

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Old 12-18-2009, 08:14 PM   #32
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i thought my mind was made up on superwinch but today i went shopping at my local 4x4 store and the guy told me that superwich is an east coast company. problem with that is im on the west coast so if something were to break on it i would have to ship it and deal with that whole mess. the guy there started talking up mile marker quite a bit. i read that winches in hell article and the mile marker they tested didnt even make it past the first pull. anybody ever have any problems with mile marker?
Uh Dude... you're in Washington..... Warn is in clackamas, OR (just outside of portland). Is that close enough for you?

Make the right choice man! Like I said previously; there are tons of deals out there on warn right now..

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Ah man Im from oregon but stationed elsewhere. I severely miss oregon = (
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Ah San Diego. I was stationed there at Balboa for Hospital Corpsman training in the navy. 1982.
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:24 AM   #35
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im not sure about the whole east to west coast, but it sounds like the guy sells mile markers, i almost bought a mile marker but after many bad reviews i went with the superwinch

Dont buy from quadratec, the lowest price i found was amazon and they have free shipping
Amazon.com: Superwinch 09034 EPi9.0 Series Master Winch: Automotive

I have it and used it plenty, the greatest feat so far was dragging an xj sideways 30 feet up a good 60 degree embankment on the side of the interstate after a huge snowstorm, i was sitting on part of the interstate to do it but there was zero traffic because the roads were so bad, i wouldnt have risked my jeep like that normally, but it was an older guy, he was low on gas, and the tow truck eta was a minimum of four hours out, either way its a great winch
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:58 AM   #36
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Has anyone heard of, and knows if the ProMark Offroad Silverback Series 8000lb winch is any good?
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:53 AM   #37
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Unless ur wheeling every day go with a cheap smitty built Winch I've used mine about 8 times and is worth every penny. It may be slower then ether winches but it still whips the jeep around like a toy
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Unless it says Warn, Tabor, Ramsey, or is the X9 or S9000 from Superwinch, it's imported from China. Those are the only four American-made electric winch brands I am aware of. Milemarker makes their hydraulic winches here in the U.S. but their electric winches come from China.

Personally, I would never buy a Chinese-made winch. A winch is one of those things that is really more of a safety thing and could even be considered a piece of survival gear. Because of that, I wouldn't have a Chinese winch on my Jeep. Chinese quality is hit or miss and if you read the newspapers talking about everything from baby formula and drywall, it's more miss than hit.

Not to mention the Chinese are in an economic war with us. The Chinese government has devalued the Yen artificially by 40% which is seriously (!) hurting the U.S. economy by making Chinese goods so cheap to buy that it's causing a major drain of American dollars and a loss of U.S. jobs. China knows exactly what they are doing.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:24 AM   #39
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I believe pierce is made here too
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I believe you're right but I haven't seen a Pierce winch around or even advertised in years.
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Yeah they are still making them though, we put alot of two way radios in wreckers and that's pretty much all they use. They are stought as hell, but also slow as hell lol
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Unless it says Warn, Tabor, Ramsey, or is the X9 or S9000 from Superwinch, it's imported from China. Those are the only four American-made electric winch brands I am aware of. Milemarker makes their hydraulic winches here in the U.S. but their electric winches come from China.

Personally, I would never buy a Chinese-made winch. A winch is one of those things that is really more of a safety thing and could even be considered a piece of survival gear. Because of that, I wouldn't have a Chinese winch on my Jeep. Chinese quality is hit or miss and if you read the newspapers talking about everything from baby formula and drywall, it's more miss than hit.

Not to mention the Chinese are in an economic war with us. The Chinese government has devalued the Yen artificially by 40% which is seriously (!) hurting the U.S. economy by making Chinese goods so cheap to buy that it's causing a major drain of American dollars and a loss of U.S. jobs. China knows exactly what they are doing.
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Where can I get a Superwench like IslandTJ's ?
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Get an American made winch. I've had the same 8000# Ramsey, first on my CJ5 and now it's on my Rubicon. It was bought in 1986 and is still going strong.
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Unless it says Warn, Tabor, Ramsey, or is the X9 or S9000 from Superwinch, it's imported from China. Those are the only four American-made electric winch brands I am aware of. Milemarker makes their hydraulic winches here in the U.S. but their electric winches come from China.

Personally, I would never buy a Chinese-made winch. A winch is one of those things that is really more of a safety thing and could even be considered a piece of survival gear. Because of that, I wouldn't have a Chinese winch on my Jeep. Chinese quality is hit or miss and if you read the newspapers talking about everything from baby formula and drywall, it's more miss than hit.

Not to mention the Chinese are in an economic war with us. The Chinese government has devalued the Yen artificially by 40% which is seriously (!) hurting the U.S. economy by making Chinese goods so cheap to buy that it's causing a major drain of American dollars and a loss of U.S. jobs. China knows exactly what they are doing.
We need to start a thread titled, "JUST ASK JERRY".

All the posts that I've read of yours seem to be dead balls on accurate. This sux today cause I have a, never used XRC8 winch with 96ft of synthetic line, a polished aluminum fairlead, two winchplates & a cover sitting in my garage. my neighbor wants to unload it on me for 300 bucks. Was going to buy it, but now.

I'm trying to design a front bumper around this winch.

My problem is I have never come close to needing one YET. I hate the extra weight that I'll be packing ALL of the time. But I hear ya, it's insurance. Sux to be stuck out in the boonies, I could freeze to death, wander aimlessly through dark, unfamiliar country looking for a jeeper with a Warn winch, or slide off a mtn side & lose my jeep or a limb or worse.

I've read some positive testimonials about the XRC8, but horror stories as well. I'm so funcused.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:13 PM   #48
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what do you guys think of Super winch?
I just got a Gen II Superwinch 8500 for $299. I have had Warn and Ramsey and in my opinion you are paying for the name. I have only used it a couple of times and its more than capable on a Jeep ! If you have never needed a Winch you should get out of the Mall Parking lots a little that should stir things up a bit
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After reading here about all winches, I made up my mind to get a Warn. But being cheap I kept my nose on Craigslist until a Warn showed up. Got a XD9000i for $400 Others have found the same good deals. Being a machinist and having to fix China made junk, I know what they make......junk!!!
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I just got a Gen II Superwinch 8500 for $299. I have had Warn and Ramsey and in my opinion you are paying for the name. I have only used it a couple of times and its more than capable on a Jeep !
In my personal opinion, "a couple times" of use is not enough experience with a winch to make a forecast on its long-term reliability like is well known with Warn, Ramsey, Milemarker's hydraulics, and Superwinch's two remaining American made winches. Especially since Superwinch's winches are all, with the exception of their S9000 and X9, made in China.
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I dunno how handy you are but you might try looking on eBay or Craigslist for an older used warn. Warn carries parts for all their winches and if you are not afraid to tear one open then that is a cheaper option. There was an article a few months ago in one of the offroad mags, which I conveniently can't find right now, that detailed the tear down and repair of an older warn. If you just look around for one of the abundant 8274 winches you can usually find a used one for a couple hundred or cheaper (depending on condition). Good luck
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I dunno how handy you are but you might try looking on eBay or Craigslist for an older used warn. Warn carries parts for all their winches and if you are not afraid to tear one open then that is a cheaper option. There was an article a few months ago in one of the offroad mags, which I conveniently can't find right now, that detailed the tear down and repair of an older warn. If you just look around for one of the abundant 8274 winches you can usually find a used one for a couple hundred or cheaper (depending on condition). Good luck
They just talked about this in the latest issue of jp magazine as well. Warn still sells parts for all their old winches so you can try to find a used one for cheap and repair it cheap too if it needs it.

They also talked about how chinese made winches have drastically increased in quality lately. They're obviously still not on the same level as a warn, but if your low on cash the chinese made winches are a decent option...better than nothing!
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I just got a Gen II Superwinch 8500 for $299. I have had Warn and Ramsey and in my opinion you are paying for the name. I have only used it a couple of times and its more than capable on a Jeep ! If you have never needed a Winch you should get out of the Mall Parking lots a little that should stir things up a bit
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i dont know if anyone out there has any opinions on the CSI winches. I run on on my 99 tj, and on a semi regular basis drag my neighbors f250 over 100 yards (300 feet) up a steep incline because he gets stuck in the same place!! i also use it wheeling out in the deep snows of alaska. the only bitch i have about it is that the free spool quit working this last winter. but i think its a simple tear down and lube fix. oh yeah its a 12,000lb. doestn even grunt when its pulling the jeep doestn matter the angle. plus they are reasonalble for a winch at that pulling power. to my understanding they use the same planitary gears as the warn so take it for what its worth.

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