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07-19-2013 08:56 PM
MosesTJ
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Originally Posted by RepairMan View Post
You can always check craigslist for a good used warn.
Just watch CL. That's something people can easily screw you with. Make sure they show you it working!
07-19-2013 08:31 PM
BigDeaner I don't know what your price range is, but the VR-8000 is a great "budget" winch. I run one with the synthetic line (makes it more expensive), but for $479, I personally don't think it can be beat. The engo can be had for a little less, and when I was winch shopping, I seriously considered it. In the end, I went with the trusted name brand mainly because I didn't want to skimp on something I never planned on replacing.

If you can swing it, look into the Warn VR-8000. If your brother wants to upgrade to synthetic line down the road, he can do so himself.
07-19-2013 08:31 PM
JKralph
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Originally Posted by BigDeaner View Post
Fixed it for ya
07-19-2013 08:25 PM
RepairMan You can always check craigslist for a good used warn.
07-19-2013 07:39 PM
BigDeaner
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Originally Posted by JKralph View Post
take a look at an Engo 9000, see if that fits the bill

btw, you're a great brother
Fixed it for ya
07-19-2013 07:33 PM
Water Dog I've been using a Superwinch for quite a while with good success.
07-19-2013 06:37 PM
jeepers29 X2 on the engo. Lots of good things said about them here on the forum. I wish I could say I was always as good a brother as you seem to be. Also, check out the vendors on here as one is usually running a special on engo winches.
07-19-2013 05:49 PM
JKralph for a 2dr 9000 is fine, you can check out the other models, too.

IIRC the rule of thumb is get a winch that has a pull rating 1.5-2x's the weight of the vehicle it's being put on, and the 2dr jk weighs between 3800 and 4800 depending on how loaded it is.
07-19-2013 05:43 PM
Cameron138
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Originally Posted by JKralph View Post
take a look at an Engo 9000, see if that fits the bill

btw, you're a good brother
Thank you! Means alot, and Il check it out, is 9000 not a little low for a jk?
07-19-2013 05:38 PM
JKralph take a look at an Engo 9000, see if that fits the bill

btw, you're a good brother
07-19-2013 05:35 PM
Cameron138
Winch help

Hey everyone,

I'm 16, and my brother is going off to college soon so I was going to save up and get him a winch for a going away present, he drives a JK, and I know this is wrong forum but I don't want him to see it.

My problem is I have a low income job, and can't afford a really expensive one, but I don't want to get him a really crappy one. Someone want to tell me where I can meet in the middle? And what weight winch I should get for a 2 door jk? He's not a serious off roader, but if he gets stuck id like him to trust this winch. Thanks

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