|07-07-2010 03:59 AM|
|popa||I have a Superwinch EPi 9.0 and I'm happy with it (thouh I didn't used/abused it long enough).|
|07-06-2010 10:32 AM|
|lancetkenyon||Warn. Enough said. I would not trust my life to any other winch. And sometimes, that is what it comes down to.|
|07-04-2010 05:32 PM|
|03 RUBI||As Jerry says, the winch IS NOT a place where you want to cut corners to save a few bucks. It can be the difference between getting you (or someone else) out or.....[insert worst case senario here].|
|07-04-2010 10:33 AM|
I'm on the Warn boat myself, I'd save a little longer to get the much better quality of something like Warn's M8000. Even having one of Warn's less expensive but still American-made Tabor line of winches would make me much happier than having something like a Smittybilt. In fact, I would not buy a Smittybilt winch (or anything else by Smittybilt who now makes all of their junk in China) even if I were desperate. I'd wait/save longer until I could get a good quality winch instead. To me, Smittybilt and the rest of the bunch of Chinese-made winches are little more than junk that give a false sense of security.
I do have one or two Chinese tools in my garage but if one of those breaks, it's no big deal as my garage is full of backup tools or I can drive to the store if need be to buy a replacement. But on the trail, I don't carry a backup winch. I need my winch to work and I want a winch that I feel I can trust because in some wheeling areas, your winch is the only thing that's going to get you out.
|07-03-2010 11:14 PM|
|Vaultzz||Thats $364 shipped from quadratec too|
|07-03-2010 11:09 PM|
|Wildkarde||I know what its like to be on a budget....Check this out Jeep CJ YJ TJ JK Wrangler 8500 Lb Recovery Winch Kit: eBay Motors (item 370327568887 end time Jul-28-10 08:26:02 PDT) $364 shipped|
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|07-03-2010 10:30 PM|
So, you like the rugged ridge winch and hate the chinese produced Smittybilt??
*cough*..do a little lookin' into ....*cough* same producer...*cough*same winches.
|07-03-2010 10:10 PM|
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|07-03-2010 08:38 PM|
|cavediverjc||Abby, you can pick up an 8000 lb. Warn for under 6 bills and it'll have a better warranty than anything else you're likely to find. When it comes to self-rescue, it's better to spend a little extra coin in the beginning than to go with the lowest bidder and have problems when you really need an extraction. Just my $.02.............|
|07-03-2010 08:23 PM|
I saw this on another thread...there is a mounting bracket from rough country to put your winch on the factory bumper:
Jeep JK Winch Mount
The people on the thread liked this, but i'm waiting to save some extra bucks to buy a new bumper though, cause I think the plastic ones are horrible!
|07-03-2010 08:17 PM|
Indeed, infact it has the LOWEST price tag for any 8500 lb winch
|07-03-2010 08:15 PM|
This an okay winch plate?
Rugged Ridge 11238.10 - Rugged Ridge Winch Plate for 87-06 Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
|07-03-2010 08:13 PM|
|AbbyK9||The Rugged Ridge one has nice price tag.|
|07-03-2010 07:53 PM|
1. Yes, all you need is a winch plate that bolts over the bumper
2. I've decided on the winch I'm getting so I recommend it
Superwinch 9034 - Superwinch EPi 9.0 Winch - Quadratec
2.5. This winch should be ideal for you if you just need it for little things
|07-03-2010 07:50 PM|
Alright, couple o' stupid winch questions ....
(1) Can you mount a winch using the factory front bumper or is a bumper change in order to mount a winch?
(2) Recommend an inexpensive winch?
I don't do a lot of off-roading, so I am looking for a winch good enough to self-extract should I, for example, get myself stuck in winter. Something inexpensive that is halfway decent.
(3) Follow-up to #2 - Smittybilt winches any good?