- - Good Winch
05-24-2010 07:31 PM
Smittybilt XRC-8 Winch
I have found this winch, it was advertised for 299.99 online and additional for shipping. Is this winch good or should i keep looking? Advice on a good winch under $500 would be appreciated.
05-24-2010 07:33 PM
I second that ^
05-24-2010 07:39 PM
Where did you see it for that price?
05-24-2010 07:40 PM
I think that a majority of the people here will answer this question with the Warn m8000 winch as being the best bang for the buck. For just a little more than 500...you will have a quality which backed with an awesome warranty.
Generally I think you will find that most people are not big fans of Smittybilt products. As far as winches go, again, generally most people would likely recommend Warn. You can get a Warn 8000 for under $600 - still quite a bit more than the SB. That being said, JP magazine did a cheap winch shootout a while back and the Smitty got pretty good reviews. Read here: Affordable Winch Buyers Guide - Smittybilt Tabor - Jp Magazine
I'm considering the same winch when the time comes.
05-24-2010 07:42 PM
that's the one i found on quadratec
05-24-2010 07:44 PM
How offen are you going to use it?
They are oK if you need it a few times a year or(just looks)
or on logging roads to pull trees or snow pulls
I think the warns are about 550 + but worth it
if you do rocks ,long pulls....
05-24-2010 07:47 PM
Im not going to be using it every weekend. When i go to my deer lease, coast (to pull people out), mudding, nothing way too serious.
Six Gun Matt
05-24-2010 08:40 PM
I like Jerry's synopsis on this exact same subject: