|05-10-2013 10:40 PM|
|UFOtestpilot||I'm always on the hunt for a great deal on a used Warn 8274. Having the shop in the same area so I can rebuild one is a bonus, but I'd probably do it the same anywhere else in the USA too.|
|05-10-2013 09:03 PM|
I too, bought the Warn, but well used. Fortunately, I work across the street from the Warn repair facility at their Oregon factory. My winch was 25+ years old, still worked quite well, but I wanted it tested and freshened up. I can't say enough good things about the people at Warn service! Mike, you rock! It came back better than new with all the upgrades possible for very fair money. In these days of overseas service and tech centers, it's a great comfortable feeling to personally see the people who will be working on your equipment, and talk to them in English!
|05-09-2013 09:23 PM|
|1jeeplvr||I bought a Warn because when I need my winch it must be a pretty rough situation (Ive got front & rear lockers) so I want to be able to rely on something that I feel is the best & I think thats what Warn is.|
|05-09-2013 04:34 PM|
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|05-09-2013 12:24 PM|
Sometimes I hate these threads. Everyone has a personal preference. Yes, warn winches are great winches, I have had them before. For me personally the Q series works fine. I do not winch that much, if I winched all the time in really rough terrain I would get another Warn. But for my application as of right now the Quadratec does the job and does it pretty well so far. Quadratecs website even says the winch is designed for "casual trail use" or the casual offroader, from their website "The Q9000 provides all of the capability that most enthusiasts will ever need for occasional use on their Wranglers and CJs". I have only used it twice now and it has done well. Plus the warranty puts my mind to ease.
|05-09-2013 10:40 AM|
|SuicideSaints||Sometimes I hate these threads. Everyone has a persoanl preference. Yes, warn winches are great winches, I have had them before. For me personaly the Q series works fine. I 0,.= ,/ sdfjk']'l81`o not winch that much, if I winched all the time in really rough terrain "k67 809m|
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|05-08-2013 11:29 AM|
Not my winch, but here is a pic of an engo that recently failed on a club member.
Engo replaced it, but that doesn't do anygood when stuck in the woods.
|05-08-2013 10:57 AM|
Smittybilt XRC 8,000 Winch System SB-97281
Smittybilt XRC 10,000 lb Winch System SB-97210
Mile Marker Winch, Sec8 Electric 8000Lb 77-50141
|05-08-2013 10:49 AM|
|1rbotma||my grandma always told me "you get what you pay for". a cheap good winch seems to be an oxymoron. shell out some dough and buy a decent winch. you'll have less headaches and problems. Jeeping isn't a cheap sport. spend some money. or sell your jeep|
|05-08-2013 09:38 AM|
|SuicideSaints||I will post up in a couple weeks, like I said I am going to Moab on the 24th and I am sure I will use it there........|
|05-07-2013 05:53 PM|
|Gixxer86g||I just ordered the Q9000 myself, and the Smittybilt raised plate. I think I'll be a happy camper.|
|05-07-2013 03:57 PM|
|05-07-2013 03:48 PM|
|SuicideSaints||I have the Quardratec Q9000. I love it so far, though I have only used it once (other than the initial cable stretch pull). It looks nice and performed when I needed it to. The line speed was about average. I go the black one, I didnt like the look of the silver one. The lifetime mechanical warranty and 1 year electric warranty was appealing. The Quadratec rep hooked me up with free shipping and it was here in 2 days. I have no complaints so far. I am headed to Moab at the end of the month so we will see what it can really do.|
|05-06-2013 08:26 AM|
Tiger Shark 9,500
To echo what HobieSailor mentioned, we're big fans of the Tiger Shark 9,500. We've been selling these hand over fist all season. The reason?
It's a really well built, well thought out winch. Stainless hardware, rollers and tie bars are a rare feature on winches costing more that 2x the $349 we sell it (with free shipping too).
We've got a nifty solenoid comparison to the Warn VR as well. Check it out.
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|05-05-2013 01:27 PM|
|techflork||I bought a chinese piece of junk, and it is a chinese piece of junk. But in its own defense it hasn't failed me yet. I will replace with a warn when I have the cash and this one dies but I don't see this one dying yet. It's been over 2 years, and still going fine. It pulls rather slowly but it gets the job done. It's an Engo 9000. Word of advice, if you live up north just by synthetic. This stupid steel line is rusting like no other and I have now kinked it so badly I must buy a new one. Best of luck!|
|05-05-2013 12:51 PM|
|thetoadLJ||I've winched myself out of mud and other jams about 6 times with my smitty xrc8. At the time I was strapped for cash and didnt have many ppl to go off roading with so I needed something for self recovery. So far it has performed exemplary. However once it takes a dump I will probably get a warn due to the great things I've heard about them and I try to take every opportunity I can to buy American.|
|05-05-2013 12:50 PM|
A winch is on my list of things I need. I almost got myself seriously stuck the other day in a swampy area. I stupidly decided to see if I could make it through this unused path that had about 3 feet of water in it. Huge mistake. I managed to back out of it, but only just barely. I'd love to have a Warn winch, but can't afford one. Hell, I can't afford a cheap one at the moment either, because I'll need to fabricate a winch plate to go with it. When I can, I'm leaning toward one of the Quadratec winches. The reviews I've read have been favorable and I like Quadratec. They've been good to me and I don't see them going away anytime soon.
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|05-05-2013 09:45 AM|
Superwinch Tigershark 9500lb for $350.
I rarely see this winch mentioned but it's what I have and the quality seems good for the price. BTW this warning is off the superwinch site, found it interesting...
Warning: Synthetic rope cannot be used on this off-road winch. Synthetic rope can only be used on winches with steel drums designed specifically to withstand the rigorous forces created-by synthetic rope; for example the Superwinch Terra Series, the Danny O'Day S4000, the S4000SR or the Talon Series. In addtion, the heat generated by the brake which is located inside the Tiger Shark drum exceeds the heat limitations of Dyneema synthetic rope. Many of our competitors will sell you a winch with a similar brake in drum setup with aftermarket synthetic rope and will not warn you of the damage which may occur to the winch, rope, vehicle or injury to the winch operator.
|05-05-2013 09:29 AM|
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|98 tj sport|
|05-05-2013 04:12 AM|
|jeepwayoflife||My engo 9000lb winch was $289 to my door and has a lifetime mechanical warranty. I replaced the steel line with 3/8" synthetic line from Viking after shredding the steel line (pulling trees). Not one problem with the winch and have had it on my jeep through 100degree weather in the summer and below zero temps in the winter. My only complaint is the solenoid box has faded, but still looks fine. My friend has the Q11000 on his JK and we haven't had a problem either.|
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