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Old 08-29-2011, 05:07 PM   #1
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Winch Help!

I don't know anything about winches and their brands! Help! I am looking for as good winch that isn't gonna cost me an arm and a leg, but can be used for recovery occasionally. I go wheeling about once every two months and only will be using the winch occasionally. I was looking at the Rugged Ridge Heavy-Duty 8,500 LB winch, but could really use some input on their quality.

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Old 08-29-2011, 06:35 PM   #2
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Warn m8000 its kinda cheap and really good winch to

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Old 08-29-2011, 06:39 PM   #3
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Look hard at the Warn. People tend to go further when they have a comfort blanket of a winch. Then their winch breaks the first time they need it and they realize that their blanket was just a hankerchif ....
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:23 AM   #4
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nice. that's definitely good advice. I appreciate the input. So Warn is the way to go... I pretty much figured that but I've been in denial!
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:25 PM   #5
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Ive only heard good things about the Smittybilt xrc8...
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:50 PM   #6
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What all have you heard, Bruin? And how often has someone used it?
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:56 PM   #7
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I have a Ramsey Platinum 9500 lbs... Love the thing, has never let me down.
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:39 PM   #8
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I have a smittybuilt xc8 they also have a $50.00 instant rebate on them right now. Check with ur local dealer . I have one only used it a couple times seems to work good.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:05 AM   #9
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check out the quadratec catalog, they have a good chart in there about winch features and use. I would go with warn though too... it took me breaking three winches (bought two, one was a warranty replace) to figure out why everyone uses warn...it's worth the extra money! warn has never left me stranded.
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I have a ramsey 9500lb and I have not had any problems with it. It is easy to install your self.

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