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01-15-2015 01:18 PM
Jeffreybomb
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Originally Posted by cnhj View Post
I'm waiting for the quadratech guy to say "they're not made in China !
You didn't read the very first page of the thread.
01-14-2015 04:28 PM
mrcarcrazy
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Originally Posted by 1jeeplvr View Post
If Warn doesent get my gaskets they promised to send me over a week ago Im using my Warn for a boat anchor & getting a Q-tec one!
Ship it to me. I'll even cover the cost and get you a giftcard for a new boat anchor. (tongue in cheek....I know it's an old post)
01-14-2015 04:02 PM
gvest I just purchased the Q9500is and am very happy with it! I had a couple questions after I got it and as always the Quadratech tech guys helped out. I spent hours doing analysis paralysis (way to much time) and ultimately I used common sense and matched my intended use case for the winch verses price. For me I decided that I was OK with the Q winch verses the Warn M8000s and put the $400+ savings to other stuff like a new framless top and battery.

Off-topic but I also over researched and read all the battery threads and almost got the Sears Platinum one everyone likes - But I was in Sam's Club and saw their dual terminal AGM battery (Duracell) for $129 and pulled the trigger! Specs are great Duracell® AGM Automotive Battery - Group Size 34/78 - Sam's Club
and price/warranty are very competitive!

Back on topic - I would never wheel alone and in the unfortunate case of winch fail, I'd have a wheeler back-up and the Quadratech 800 number on speed dial! Now I wish it would snow some more so I can get out and play!
01-13-2015 09:28 PM
jjabo3 My friend has one and it's saved a couple of extremely stuck jeeps numerous times. For that price it's sweet
01-13-2015 09:08 PM
cnhj I'm waiting for the quadratech guy to say "they're not made in China !
01-13-2015 05:34 PM
DrumBum89
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Originally Posted by Jou View Post
That's so cool u got your money back!, I'm a Lil surprised. How long you had yours for?
A little less than a week!
01-13-2015 03:02 PM
Jou
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Originally Posted by DrumBum89 View Post
Yeah, so I called up and ordered a Warn V8000s! They will refund me for the q11000s when I send it back I'm glad I am making the swap...stretching it out or using it every so often is fine, but spending 500 to get a DOA not cool! Thats great they send you a second one that worked, and that you had a second vehicle for it!
That's so cool u got your money back!, I'm a Lil surprised. How long you had yours for?
01-13-2015 01:48 PM
DrumBum89 Yeah, so I called up and ordered a Warn V8000s! They will refund me for the q11000s when I send it back I'm glad I am making the swap...stretching it out or using it every so often is fine, but spending 500 to get a DOA not cool! Thats great they send you a second one that worked, and that you had a second vehicle for it!
01-13-2015 11:23 AM
Jou
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Originally Posted by DrumBum89 View Post

Yeah...its disappointing for sure.. I have read you should do that every so often. I don't think I am really going to use mine unless I have to..so that probably wont even be 5 times a year! I am debating just returning it, getting my money back and going with a Warn winch!
That's what I did, i got a Power plant 12000# Warn but they didn't return my money, they sent me a new Q11500is thought, so I'm gonna install it on an other rig that I'm building and I installed the new warn on my Jeep. Either way Remember, Warn or not Warn you have to stretch it out every so often
01-12-2015 08:51 PM
DrumBum89
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Originally Posted by Jou View Post
I got the same problem with same winch. They told me and also I read in an other forum that if you don't use it often you should at least pull it out and roll it in few time once in a while to keep it lose. My was kind of new still, one year old but only used like 5 times, what a chame right?. Well the good thing is I sent it back and got a brand new one right away
Yeah...its disappointing for sure.. I have read you should do that every so often. I don't think I am really going to use mine unless I have to..so that probably wont even be 5 times a year! I am debating just returning it, getting my money back and going with a Warn winch!
01-12-2015 05:30 PM
Jou
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Originally Posted by DrumBum89 View Post
I posted this on one of the other Q series threads on here, but figured I would let you guys know my situation/experience so far.

I just got my Q11000s along with my smittybilt bumper. Spent a good few hours setting and installing the bumper and winch...the winch didn't work at all. Checked all the connections a good 3-4 times (I am on the stock battery in my 2013). The rubber orange controller for the winch gets really hot when I try to reel it in. The winch sounds like its trying to crank, but it wont budge. You can barely hear it unless you get super close, but the motor sounds like its trying to crank. I called Quadratec and they are sending me a new solinoid. If that doesn't work I would rather send the entire winch back and get a new one from a different company. Its such a pain to take it on and off again, I will probably go to a shop if i have to return it/get a new one. I am really disappointed so far in this purchase.

Also..The synthetic winch line has a protective black portion of it like many. That pulled from the metal ring on the end...not a big deal, I might replace the line anyway in the future and I'm sure that happens often on all of the lines..But still, an added bummer to an already frustrated situation.
I got the same problem with same winch. They told me and also I read in an other forum that if you don't use it often you should at least pull it out and roll it in few time once in a while to keep it lose. My was kind of new still, one year old but only used like 5 times, what a chame right?. Well the good thing is I sent it back and got a brand new one right away
01-12-2015 02:59 PM
lindel If your remote is getting hot, then there's a problem somewhere. It should never get hot.
01-12-2015 01:04 PM
DrumBum89 I posted this on one of the other Q series threads on here, but figured I would let you guys know my situation/experience so far.

I just got my Q11000s along with my smittybilt bumper. Spent a good few hours setting and installing the bumper and winch...the winch didn't work at all. Checked all the connections a good 3-4 times (I am on the stock battery in my 2013). The rubber orange controller for the winch gets really hot when I try to reel it in. The winch sounds like its trying to crank, but it wont budge. You can barely hear it unless you get super close, but the motor sounds like its trying to crank. I called Quadratec and they are sending me a new solinoid. If that doesn't work I would rather send the entire winch back and get a new one from a different company. Its such a pain to take it on and off again, I will probably go to a shop if i have to return it/get a new one. I am really disappointed so far in this purchase.

Also..The synthetic winch line has a protective black portion of it like many. That pulled from the metal ring on the end...not a big deal, I might replace the line anyway in the future and I'm sure that happens often on all of the lines..But still, an added bummer to an already frustrated situation.
08-30-2014 05:53 AM
lindel I've used mine a few times, and the only issue I've had has been a bit of corrosion on the connector for the control. Other than that, it's worked flawlessly, including dragging my wife's Wagoneer up the drive with the e-brake on!
08-29-2014 11:06 PM
Dragonii I own one. Only used it once but it pulled a yj up a hill for about 75 feet. We had to anchor my tj to another jeep to keep it from getting pulled down the hill but the winch never seemed to suffer.
08-29-2014 10:32 PM
strmanglr I have read this entire thread. 95% probably have never owned qtec. And r bashing a foriegn made product.

I think there were about 2 or 3 responses that have owned this winch.

A winch is not rocket science. The electric motor has been around for a long arse time. Electric motors inherently r high torque. Hook up a drum w good bearings and thats about all there is to it.

If you have owned or own a qtec please post.
07-22-2014 11:08 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by xbcasey View Post
A solinoid that has sat for long periods of time failing, is not an uncommon occurance, especially if its been exposed to moisture or a humid environment.
A quality winch solenoid is well sealed against such problems. I can't agree it's common for a quality winch solenoid to fail from sitting around in a humid environment.
07-22-2014 09:26 AM
xbcasey A solinoid that has sat for long periods of time failing, is not an uncommon occurance, especially if its been exposed to moisture or a humid environment. The best thing you can do for a solinoid is cycle it every once in a while.
I bought one of the Q9000 winches right when they came out and have been using it since. Mine gets used fairly regularly and hasn't had a single problem. I work on a large ranch so my winch gets used to pull out tractors, stretch fences, load trailers and on the weekends, pull my jeep out when I get stuck. It has saved me from a long walk on a few occasions and hasn't had a single hiccup. I was a little nervous about buying a new and un proven product, but based on my experience, I would have to say that quadratec has a solid winch that I would recommend to anyone.
07-21-2014 09:01 PM
Jou I bought my the integrated Q 11500IS a year ago and used it three times, listen people !three times! And the Solenoid Module went Bad! I didn't use it in a long while because jeep was storage on the garage during the winter, so its your call people
06-26-2014 02:28 PM
Dwoodworker
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Originally Posted by Strongarm View Post
Here's my $.02 for what it's worth. Quadratec says it's a good winch, they have a good rep imo, so it probibly is a good winch. However, I think it is always good to spend the extra it may cost on a product to keep American jobs here in America. The very fact that it is a Chinese made product excludes me from purchacing this or any Chinese winch(and I will be looking for one soon). I will spend and do spend the extra for American made products. I believe if more Americans bought more American made products, we would not be in as bad of an econimic slump.

BUY AMERICAN
Me myself working for a major manufacturer can tell you you will never know what is made in America or assembled in America with Chinese parts or made in China. I thought all arb compressors were made in America but they are not
08-09-2013 08:17 PM
1jeeplvr If Warn doesent get my gaskets they promised to send me over a week ago Im using my Warn for a boat anchor & getting a Q-tec one!
08-09-2013 06:19 PM
gyramax I've had the sealed solenoid 9500 Q Tec winch for about 8 months now. Had their side mount solenoid prior but upgraded after an encounter with a guardrail and my front end. Both, I think, are exceptional values for a good product. I'm more of a week end warrior off-roader and the Q Tec has served me very well. And you're right, with their free shipping and price match deals, it's hard to buy from someone else.
08-09-2013 03:33 PM
dcmtex I have had a warn m8000 for a couple of years now and its been great. Thanks for the rec.Jerry, wish I had been firm with the mechanic on the .456 gears...whats a thousand huh!

I want to plug Quadratec too. I have replaced almost every part on my 01 TJ and as stated paid no shipping. The two returns were on their dime as well and I will continue to buy parts from a company that stands behind their products.

I can't comment on Q's winch but can comment on their willingness to make things right. I couldn't ask for more.....other than maybe start selling warns cheaper than amazon Joe
08-09-2013 12:05 PM
geiman I understand what holds the rope in place. Tape works fine with synthetic rope, mine is taped and screwed into the side of my warn so I'm familiar with both. It's more of a convenience thing for me. If I was using steel cable, I'd want a secure way to hold the cable to the side of the drum. And again, that has nothing with functionality, just personal preference; it's much more convenient for me.
08-09-2013 11:42 AM
Jerry Bransford Mine isn't held down with a screw either, I used a bit of duct tape. Wrappig the rope over the top of itself is what holds it in place.
08-09-2013 11:39 AM
geiman Sounded to me like he understood that, he just didn't like that the end of the wire wasn't actually fastened to the drum with a screw. Personally I wouldn't like that either. I'd be curious to see how it is held to the drum at the end.
08-09-2013 11:33 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by hosejockey61 View Post
A lot of winches are like that...they require a certain number of wraps around the drum before you can pull with it anyway. Starting a pull with no wraps will cause damage no matter the brand...
Actually all winches are like that. It is the friction of the wire or synthetic rope that prevents it from coming off, not that little .20 cent crimp connector that holds the rope to the winch drum. It takes a minimum of 4-5 wraps of the rope for it to have enough friction to keep the rope from being pulled free. The sole purpose of that little connector that secures the rope to the drum is to hold the rope in place so you can begin wrapping the rope around the drum. Like briefly placing your finger on top of the knot on your shoe laces to hold it in place until the knot can be completed.
08-09-2013 11:18 AM
hosejockey61
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Originally Posted by spiker84 View Post
I went to check the winch line for any damage, and when I got down to the bottom, the wire came flying out of the bottom. Here's my biggest con of the winch; the end of the wire (at the bottom) is not actually screwed into the drum, there's a piece of metal that just holds the loose end down. Not a fan of that.
A lot of winches are like that...they require a certain number of wraps around the drum before you can pull with it anyway. Starting a pull with no wraps will cause damage no matter the brand...

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Originally Posted by spiker84 View Post
The line MUST be properly lubed and maintained, even if you aren't using it.
That also goes for ANY winch...
08-09-2013 01:25 AM
spiker84 Even if this is a dead thread, I thought I'd throw in my $0.02 now that I've had the winch (and used it some)
If you're a hardcore wheeler who uses a winch all the time, don't waste your time with it. Weekend warriors should go with it. The first thing that happened when I installed it, was that I broke the solenoid temp wire connector (not a big deal, just threw on a new connector) Later that day, I went to check the winch line for any damage, and when I got down to the bottom, the wire came flying out of the bottom. Here's my biggest con of the winch; the end of the wire (at the bottom) is not actually screwed into the drum, there's a piece of metal that just holds the loose end down. Not a fan of that. At some point the cotter pin on the hook broke off, which is my fault, but those hooks are months backordered for the correct parts (Quick run to home depot has it solved for now) The line MUST be properly lubed and maintained, even if you aren't using it. I spray WD-40 white lithium on my winch lines to keep out rust and dirt... Never have a dry cable, you're more prone to a break with a dry cable. And last but not least, on my winch, the large braided strands are starting to come apart about 60 feet in. I ordered a Warn cable to perfect any other issues I've had so far.

Now don't let this rant convince you that it's a bad winch, I work in the towing industry and earlier tonight I used it to pull one of our trucks that had rolled over on its side in a swamp.. The truck weighs around 10,000 and I had 2 layers of rope out. Quite impressive.
07-06-2012 11:49 AM
Dragonii
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Originally Posted by s14sh3r View Post
Plasti dip would be an excellent choice in this case, IMO. Get rid of the ugly grey (Sorry, Quadratec) and able to peel it off easily in case you need to return it. Win/win
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Originally Posted by Jodfie View Post
sounds like a excellent idea to me!...winch is on my list eventually and i might do this idea as well...
The guy from Quadratec already said that painting it was ok, as long as you don't open the housing, but yeah. Plasti Dip is the go to thing for this. If you ask me, I don't see why they don't PlastiDip these things from the factory. That stuff is awesome.
Plastidip (spray and dip) has been used in the R/C hobby to water proof stuff like servos, battery packs, circuit boards and receivers for a while. A few coats of the stuff and it seals up all the little openings around screws, end caps etc that could let water in. Spray a few coats over some wire connections for a water tight seal, coat the outside of an MDF speaker box to help protect it from moisture, paint the back of your iPhone or Droid with it to prevent scratches, use it like electrical tape for hard to reach places or very fine wires, works great for masking as well... great stuff. It's the new Duck Tape.
http://www.usplastic.com/pdfdatafile...age07-2002.pdf
It has so many uses other than making stock rims black.
But it sure looks good on your grill.
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