|10-20-2011 12:48 PM|
|JeepAddOns-Chris||PB Blaster is your friend. I never take any bolt off until it has been soaked by the stuff. Depending on the bolt, it may even get sprayed every day for a week.|
|10-18-2011 03:56 PM|
I'm at my breaking point. After attempting to unscrew three bolts to humanely take the whole winch off the bumper.. They were all so rusty they just broke off.
I want the winch GONE. I can't get it off the bumper. The bumper looks like it goes all the way to the back of the Jeep (exaggerating) I need to take the bumper off anyway. The way the bumper is, I don't know how in the hell the guy that put the winch on got the two bolts in the back on. -_-
EVERY bolt is so rusted they won't come off like they should.
*needs a beer.
|10-18-2011 02:46 AM|
|97wrangler-242||I run a Superwinch lp8500. Very affordable and has yet to disappoint|
|10-18-2011 01:45 AM|
|XJ Knight||For 800 bucks it should come with all of that and a bartender|
|10-18-2011 01:44 AM|
|CrazyBull||For 800 bucks the bloody thing should come with a margarita/daquiri frozen drink attachment + a blender. Granted you can get travel fridges for around 80 dollars but I hear the quality is real shoddy.|
|10-18-2011 01:27 AM|
|XJ Knight||Mini fridge with a adapter to run it from the cig lighter or do some kind of fancy rig up to power it..|
|10-18-2011 01:19 AM|
|10-18-2011 01:15 AM|
My neighbor has 2 burros out in his pasture. Maybe I'll just kidnap them, throw em in and use them to pull my tail out of any jams.
|10-17-2011 10:52 PM|
I haven't even looked at anything yet.. The first thing I really even want to do is get 33" tires back on it and get black rims. Just need money!
The I'm bedlining the floorboards
Just don't know anything about winches and was wondering of anybody else had this problem. I can live without it.. For now.. I just don't like having things that don't work!
|10-17-2011 10:35 PM|
|10-17-2011 10:33 PM|
I don't care what brand I have really.. As long as it does what it's supposed to do, I'm happy. I hope it's just a short? I'm going to look at it tomorrow when I get off work.
Did I mention I HATE electronics? Because I really do. >:[
|10-17-2011 09:47 PM|
|10-17-2011 09:41 PM|
|XJ Knight||Wait one bad review/post of a problem and you want to return it??? Why|
|10-17-2011 09:31 PM|
|10-17-2011 09:29 PM|
|CrazyBull||Well, its still on its way. So I could return it and pay the difference at Quadratech. I did like that superwinch 9.5. lol, its that or blow money on an ARB freezer I really don't need. The UPS guy is asking..so what are you building, a MOAB monster or what? No, just the perfect camping vehicle I won't get stuck in the backwoods in.|
|10-17-2011 07:14 PM|
|XJ Knight||I should add I've never owned a winch but know 3 people personally with smittybilts and none to have any issues yet.. 2 with 8k and the other with a 10k.. This is the first bad i've heard about them forum or otherwise outside of the fact most don't like where there made|
|10-17-2011 07:08 PM|
|jkaufman_95||Ouch. Sorry to hear. At least call and see. Next call is to warn/ superwinch. I personally run a warn.|
|10-17-2011 07:05 PM|
kinda nice that they are local 2.
I wont run anything but warn or superwinch. I blew up a bulldog have seen more then a few cooked smittys and pro comp (same winch both owned by 4wd hardware's parent company)
when it comes to winches you get what you pay for and how you maintain them
|10-17-2011 06:58 PM|
|10-17-2011 06:57 PM|
|CrazyBull||I won't buy a Warn, ever. I wanted the superwinch but settled on the XRC-10 procomp due to budgeting concerns. I just hope it doesn't come back to haunt me at the wrong moment.|
|10-17-2011 06:54 PM|
|grnd93||Probably not still covered, but worth a call to their tech support guys|
|10-17-2011 06:44 PM|
I don't know anything about it. The guy I bought the Jeep from already had it on there, said he used it a couple times. But he bought the Jeep new in '07 and I don't know how old the winch is?
Smittybilt isn't lifetime warranty, right?
|10-17-2011 06:39 PM|
|XJ Knight||bad unit??? Return on waranty|
|10-17-2011 06:39 PM|
|grnd93||Have you inquired about a warranty replacement? Mine works just fine|
|10-17-2011 06:39 PM|
Yeah, it came with the Jeep. If it were up to me, which I'm sure it's going to be I'm going Warn I do believe.
I just don't know if this is fixable? A short maybe?
I have absolutely no idea.
|10-17-2011 06:36 PM|
|Jp90Talon||Sorry to hear that....yet another reason I would never buy a winch other than Superwinch or Warn.|
|10-17-2011 06:17 PM|
Smittybuilt Winch.. WTH?
I've been f'ing with this thing since I got it 2 months ago.. It just won't wind up. Just a little bit ago I was out tinkering with the Jeep and decided to try it again. So I pull the rope out a bit and try to put it back in and nothing. I get a whining noise and that's it.
Then I started seeing smoke. wtf.
What's wrong/What do I do about this??