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|05-27-2013 11:54 AM|
|05-27-2013 11:10 AM|
|Jerry Bransford||I hate to be the first detractor in this thread but I have a real hard time sending any of my $$$ to China which is where that winch is made. I really don't care if the Chinese winch quality is getting better or not, I'd rather buy an American winch. When I don't have a choice, I'll grudgingly buy something made in China. But when I have a choice, I'll pay more for the American manufactured product which helps to keep our friends, family, & neighbors employed. And even if a Warn winch has a small % of foreign content, that is still far better than 100% foreign content in my personal opinion. Not to mention Warn has lower cost VR1000 & VR12000 models that are made in Oregon. The only Warn Jeep size winch actually made in China is their VR8000. Our economy is in a bad enough mess as it is without sending even more of our discretionary $$$ to China.|
|05-27-2013 11:05 AM|
|sakicnut||Great stuff man, i've got one on my rig and just switched to Warn Synthetic Rope, these winches are better than what people say they are|
|04-22-2013 05:19 PM|
|94wrangleryj||I got the 12000lb badland right when it came out. I have beat on it and trashed it and it has never let me down. When you buy the winch, make sure you spring for the protection plan. Its about another $30 bucks and covers it for 3 year and is an awesome plan. I broke the remote because I was stupid and I just walked in and they handed me a new one. You can also get the wireless set up for about 20 bucks and it is awesome! I have it on my 8000lb f250 powerstroke and it pulls just fine! Its even got me through the Rubicon Trail. I'm actually planning on buying another one in the next month or so to replace the one on my f250 and putting my old one on my new jeep. Can't beat the winch for under $300 bucks. I think I paid $270 for mine!|
|04-22-2013 08:07 AM|
For the price it doesn't seem like a bad deal. I have limited experience with them, but a fellow we helped recover this past weekend had one; if I remember correctly it was the 9K lb model. We had at least two dozen pulls and worked for over two hours getting him off the trail to get his rig fixed, and the winch worked great.
But of course that's with a brand new winch used only a few times prior; not sure how they will hold up for the long run, only time will tell.
|04-22-2013 07:12 AM|
|O_M_Jeep||I wish I had gotten one, a friend has the 12k, she LOVES it, has the wireless remote and is always ready to jump in and winch, it has never given her any problems at all and I have never seen it get hot or strain. If I could justify selling my RR I would have one them too.|
|04-22-2013 06:17 AM|
|Iceman||I have of the modles before they were called "badlands". Mine has given me nothing but good service.|
|04-22-2013 06:14 AM|
|pickupman2500||i have the 12k one and have used it numerous times. ive pulled myself and my brothers ram out of all kinds of stuff. works great.|
|04-21-2013 10:21 PM|
Badland's Winch Feedback?
I'm thinking about getting a badlands winch, has anyone had or used one before? If so let me know how they are