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09-18-2012 02:24 PM
Quadratec
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob and TJ View Post
Thanks Joe! I figured as much. Does qtec have any package deals Comming up with the winches? I.e snatch block, tow rope ect ect. Christmas specials maybe?
I'm sure they have something in the works, but I will mention the ideas anyway just in case.

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Originally Posted by brighton View Post
Hopefully, Quadratec has plans for a winch cover. I'd hate to have to buy a cover with another brand's logo.
We do have plans for a cover and a lot of other items. It's a slow but steady process with everything, but they will be available eventually!

-Joe
09-18-2012 01:19 PM
tabber02
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob and TJ View Post
Thanks Joe! I figured as much. Does qtec have any package deals Comming up with the winches? I.e snatch block, tow rope ect ect. Christmas specials maybe?

that's a pretty good idea... hopefully they're working on some stuff.
09-18-2012 01:15 PM
kenjiyukawa
Quote:
Originally Posted by brighton
Hopefully, Quadratec has plans for a winch cover. I'd hate to have to buy a cover with another brand's logo.
I know.. I wasn't happy to have to do that myself. But it serves its purpose until.... Joe??? :P
09-18-2012 01:00 PM
brighton Hopefully, Quadratec has plans for a winch cover. I'd hate to have to buy a cover with another brand's logo.
09-18-2012 11:47 AM
Rob and TJ Thanks Joe! I figured as much. Does qtec have any package deals Comming up with the winches? I.e snatch block, tow rope ect ect. Christmas specials maybe?
09-18-2012 07:33 AM
Quadratec
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob and TJ View Post
My question to JOE at Quadratec.
Say my q11000 fails 11 months into ownership. Upon receiving my replacement and or rebuilt q11000 for warranty, does my warranty renew upon receiving the new/refurb winch? Will you guys offer warranty purchase if warranty is not renewed with replacement unit @ an affordable fair price? OR is warranty period final irregardless? Just curious! Thanks Joe
The warranty is only from the date of purchase, but the mechanical warranty is lifetime. You wouldn't have much to worry about there. The electrical warranty is only 1 year, but there shouldn't be many problems occurring during or after that time. We have new replacement components and winches for any warranty claims. If you get a replacement winch it will be brand new. We also have part available for purchase if needed.

-Joe
09-17-2012 10:47 PM
Rob and TJ I must give props to Joe from Quadratec. Rollin quite well with the punches. Since the introduction of the qtec winches I've contemplated getting one myself. After all, I can get 3 qtec winches for the price of 1 warn. Warn has the name, the reputation. Qtec knows that and knows in order to invest the money in winches they were going to have to be at the least usable. Qtec knows how jeeps are used, and has a reputation to hold putting their name on a product thats potentially saving vehicles. I WILL be purchasing a q11000 in black of course. for the money, you cant argue with it. All jeeps should have a hi-lift as a backup for anything. No matter what brand they all fail at some point.
Since owning my first jeep for a year, Ive purchased almost all my parts from qtec. Extremely pleased with the service. And the products. qtec floormats are the best. Although the shipping charges are junk (i work in the shipping industry).
My question to JOE at Quadratec.
Say my q11000 fails 11 months into ownership. Upon receiving my replacement and or rebuilt q11000 for warranty, does my warranty renew upon receiving the new/refurb winch? Will you guys offer warranty purchase if warranty is not renewed with replacement unit @ an affordable fair price? OR is warranty period final irregardless? Just curious! Thanks Joe
09-17-2012 06:44 PM
mcgee10
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Originally Posted by n3tfury View Post
Regarding the Warn:





Lol? If I'm reading that right, of course it was the lowest temp. It did the least amount of work.
You only posted part of that test. You missed the end results when they rated all the winches and Warn was no where near the bottom.
Q might be a good winch time will tell. My buddies winch is 25 years old and when he needs parts they are a phone call away. If Quadratec discontinued there winches where would you get parts. I hope Quadratec is a good winch I see many of you have bought them. My winch is my life line to get home when wheeling alone. Good luck guys.
09-17-2012 05:57 PM
kenjiyukawa This past Friday I received my Quadratec Q9000 winch and Drake Billet inserts from Quadratec (Thanks Joe!!) and spent the day installing.

First of all, I chose the quadratec brand winch over other winches mostly because my use is pretty limited. I am able to make it out the off road park about once a month or 2 and being that I am in Texas, most days are pretty dry, so I won't be pulling my selves out of a mud pit as often as others. Other entry level winches in the same price range just don't seem to match up spec for spec, and though I haven't seen a ton of rave reviews for the Q-tec winch, I haven't seen much negative yet.

All of the product showed up on time and good condition. I was quite happy with overall appearance/quality of the winch. It is very heavy and seems to be made with solid components.

I decided on the Drake billet inserts for the grille based on lots of research, and deciding that spending almost $200 for other options that weren't the cheap "home depot" mesh grille insert, i felt this was the best bang for my buck.

Thanks to the wranglerforum.com i was able to get advice on removal of the front grill, which only took minutes.

I have a Smittybilt XRC front bumper so there was already a spot set up for the winch. For the most part, the winch was pretty easy to install. The 2 main issues i had, were 1) access to the mounting bolts, and 2) the length of the battery leads from the winch.

I was able to get all 4 bolts in and tightened down, however there is such a small amount of room for you to get a normal wrench in, I am going to have to take it to a shop that has a long enough extention for a socket, as well as something that gives a bit of an angle, to get them torqued all the way down.

The battery leads don't leave much room to play with. They mention this in the instructions, but I just don't see why a few extra inches wouldn't hurt so that you could keep all the lines tucked up again the body all the way to the battery.

I actually had much more difficulty with the Drake inserts. Once in, THEY LOOK GREAT!, however the low quality on the hardware means its REALLY REALLY easy to strip out the allen heads...

This meant i spent much of my time trying to vice grip the other side of the bolt to try and tighten them down. This also meant I managed a little bit of damage and had to re paint (spray paint) in a few spots... luckily i chose black which made it easy to cover up...

My plan is test the winch out on the trails later this month, at which point I will return with an update.

All in all, I was very happy with the winch. Operation is smooth and appearance is top class!

P.S. Yes i know I bought a smittybilt winch cover... but there isn't a q-tec brand avail yet, and I managed to buy this one off a fellow jeep buddy for 10 bucks... serves its purpose.
09-15-2012 12:02 PM
brighton Q11000 mounted on a RR XHD bumper. Fortunately, I didn't have to remove the bumper to install, although the bolts to the rear were a little difficult to reach with a torque wrench. Still need to stretch the cable.

09-12-2012 07:27 AM
Cac
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1stwrangler
front of jeep dropped a good 1/2inch with q9000 winch & rc winch plate (150lbs total). Like the winch hope it works well. Only hitch in install is positive lead to battery should be at least 6" longer. If u use qt custom hd battery terminal, u need to open the positive lead terminal hole, its a 10mm and battery clamp is 3/8.
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09-11-2012 09:44 PM
1stwrangler
winch

With the solenoid ass. mounted in center there is only one option, direct route to the battery with keeping it away from moving parts. Solenoid mounted to motor side u should be able to have more options.
09-11-2012 08:43 PM
brighton
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1stwrangler View Post
Front of Jeep dropped a good 1/2inch with Q9000 winch & RC winch plate (150lbs total).
Good to know. I added about 50 lbs. net when I changed my stock bumper for the RR XHD bumper, stubby ends and bull bar, and had no additional sag. With the winch, it will add another 100 lbs. so I figured it would drop some. 1/2" is about what I expect.

How did you route the cables to the battery?
09-11-2012 07:04 PM
1stwrangler
Installed Q9000 black/Stock bumper

Front of Jeep dropped a good 1/2inch with Q9000 winch & RC winch plate (150lbs total). Like the winch hope it works well. Only hitch in install is positive lead to battery should be at least 6" longer. If u use QT custom HD battery terminal, u need to open the Positive lead terminal hole, its a 10mm and battery clamp is 3/8.
09-10-2012 03:40 PM
brighton
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Originally Posted by tabber02 View Post
might even want to think about an extra 1/2" spring to combat the sag... otherwise you may still end up with rake after you lift it....

just food for thought, depending on how much weight you put on the front.
Actually, I was thinking about 1/2" spacers in the front to go with the new springs, but your suggestion is probably better.
09-10-2012 02:59 PM
tabber02
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Originally Posted by brighton View Post
Got my Black Q11000 winch today. A big thanks to Joe at Quadratec. I think I was in the first batch of the black winches that were shipped out. Unfortunately, I have a busy week and weekend so I'm not sure when I'll get it installed.

I'll be curious how much the weight drops my front end. With my RR XHD bumper and the winch, I think I'll need to get the 2.5" lift I have planned sooner rather than later.
might even want to think about an extra 1/2" spring to combat the sag... otherwise you may still end up with rake after you lift it....

just food for thought, depending on how much weight you put on the front.
09-10-2012 02:24 PM
brighton Got my Black Q11000 winch today. A big thanks to Joe at Quadratec. I think I was in the first batch of the black winches that were shipped out. Unfortunately, I have a busy week and weekend so I'm not sure when I'll get it installed.

I'll be curious how much the weight drops my front end. With my RR XHD bumper and the winch, I think I'll need to get the 2.5" lift I have planned sooner rather than later.
09-10-2012 08:47 AM
Cac Lets put it like this iv been running a tow truck over 10 years used all kinds of winches i got my q9000 3 months ago used it 3 time so far did not let me down i even picked up a 19 foot boat to get it back on the trailer
09-10-2012 07:02 AM
Quadratec
Quote:
Originally Posted by Global View Post
Great, sounds like a long wait...can I buy the winch minus the steel rope? If so price so I can add the synthetic rope. Hello

We do not have the winches available without the steel rope
09-07-2012 10:22 PM
Global -Joe[/QUOTE]

I'm sure a synthetic winch line version will be available in the future, but it is currently not on the list that I am aware of for immediate future releases


Great, sounds like a long wait...can I buy the winch minus the steel rope? If so price so I can add the synthetic rope. Hello
09-07-2012 10:20 AM
Quadratec
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beowulf View Post
Both. What happens after the one year on electrical and the solenoid blows. How do I get a replacement? Under warranty I suspect you would send a new solenoid out or even replace the whole winch. But in five years the warranty is gone. I would not want to be left with a dead winch.

With Superwinch/Warn I can just call them up give them the part number listed in the schematics for the broken part and a replacement is on the way.
Yes we have parts available for purchase and for warranty purposes. They'll just to be placed as a special order, so the components would not be listed on the website (in the event of purchase).

Quote:
Originally Posted by blue_chaser View Post
Joe,

Three questions on your JK winch plate: weight, install difficulty (any cutting, etc) and price? Debating whether to wait. Any info you can provide, if possible. Thanks.
I do not have any information on it yet, I just know it's in the works. The two guys designing it are very secretive even with us.

-Joe
09-06-2012 08:50 PM
blue_chaser
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quadratec

I am not sure of the solenoid type. That information wasn't given to me about the winch.

It's going to still be a few months at minimum for it to be designed perfectly, tested, and made sure it's good to go for manufacturing and to be sold.

I'm sure a synthetic winch line version will be available in the future, but it is currently not on the list that I am aware of for immediate future releases.

We currently have the black series winches available for order. They are in stock and ready to ship out. Do not wait long, they are going very fast, and will most likely be gone soon.

-Joe
Joe,

Three questions on your JK winch plate: weight, install difficulty (any cutting, etc) and price? Debating whether to wait. Any info you can provide, if possible. Thanks.
09-06-2012 11:28 AM
Beowulf Both. What happens after the one year on electrical and the solenoid blows. How do I get a replacement? Under warranty I suspect you would send a new solenoid out or even replace the whole winch. But in five years the warranty is gone. I would not want to be left with a dead winch.

With Superwinch/Warn I can just call them up give them the part number listed in the schematics for the broken part and a replacement is on the way.
09-06-2012 11:24 AM
Quadratec
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beowulf View Post
Are replacement parts available? What if a controler is lost? Solenoid goes bad? Motor burns out? I want to know if parts will be available done the road after warranty.
Available for purchase or available as warranty replacements?
09-06-2012 08:09 AM
Beowulf Are replacement parts available? What if a controler is lost? Solenoid goes bad? Motor burns out? I want to know if parts will be available done the road after warranty.
09-06-2012 08:04 AM
1stwrangler
Winch

UPS says my black winch will be delivered Tuesday, all ready 4 install. Ordered it 08/24.
09-06-2012 07:52 AM
Quadratec
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beowulf View Post
Joe,

What solenoid are these winches using? Is it the Contactor style ie Albright version?
I am not sure of the solenoid type. That information wasn't given to me about the winch.

Quote:
Originally Posted by fljeepleo View Post
And how we doing with that plate for our JK's?
It's going to still be a few months at minimum for it to be designed perfectly, tested, and made sure it's good to go for manufacturing and to be sold.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Global View Post
Joe,

Love your winchs, but are you planning on a synthetic line winch, I have 400 extra pounds up front with the engine conversion, so looking to shave a few pounds!
I'm sure a synthetic winch line version will be available in the future, but it is currently not on the list that I am aware of for immediate future releases.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
Yea I'd love to see a synthetic line version. Save as much weight as possible. Man I wish you guys made it in black, but I will probably just plastidip mine when I get one.
We currently have the black series winches available for order. They are in stock and ready to ship out. Do not wait long, they are going very fast, and will most likely be gone soon.

-Joe
09-05-2012 10:52 PM
IBgeocaching
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
Man I wish you guys made it in black, but I will probably just plastidip mine when I get one.
guess you didnt see it cause they do now.
09-05-2012 10:38 PM
NFRs2000NYC Yea I'd love to see a synthetic line version. Save as much weight as possible. Man I wish you guys made it in black, but I will probably just plastidip mine when I get one.
09-05-2012 10:17 PM
Global
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quadratec View Post
Our winch isn't a rebranded model nor a knock off of another winch company. It was specially designed in-house, here at our facility. As far as the Quadratec winch vs Warn winch goes, we are not marketing this to compete against their top of the line winches. This is an entry level winch for the weekend warrior, that just happens to be one of the best made on the market for it's specified use. It also has one of the best warranties backing it.

Anyone that wants to purchase something different has every right to do so! I wouldn't argue or tell you to purchase anything differently than what you wanted to spend your hard-earned money on.

-Joe

Joe,

Love your winchs, but are you planning on a synthetic line winch, I have 400 extra pounds up front with the engine conversion, so looking to shave a few pounds!
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