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This will be my first winch.

I don't see myself using it very often...maybe a handful of times each year while mildly off-roading and possibly to help those that are stuck.

Do you recommend the platinum or wired winch? There is a $600 difference. Any pros/cons to either?
 

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I bought the platinum mainly because it is more water proof. Secondly it has the wireless remote. This is the first winch I have owned and I haven't had to use it yet. Also, it keeps the synthetic line more secure because Someone cannot unspool your line and take it which cost $300 to replace.
 

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The platinum also has a faster line speed and the motor is heavier duty.

Pros:
Wireless remote
Higher water proof rating
Faster line speed
Heavier duty motor
Electronic clutch

Cons:
More expensive
 

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I also bought the Platinum because the gears are stronger and well as better line speed. I also like the idea of not having to walk back to the Jeep to flip the clutch lever or limited by the length of the winch remote.
 

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I have the 10-s platinum. this is my second winch, and I have used it more than expected. I LOVE having the wireless remote, I would suggest either the 10-s or 12-s platinum. Buy once cry once right?
 

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I've got the Platinum 10S. Main reason I got it was you can't spool it out without the remote. I was afraid someone would spool it out at attach it to a car in front of me in a parking lot.
 

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Dont let the wireless option be a determining factor as you can buy a wireless remote for, I think, $150ish. I had the same considerations, though it will be a while before I am able to get my winch. Im glad I looked at this thread, I now know of the other factors as well which helps to justify the difference.
 

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FYI: according to the newest JeepPorn catalog from Q-tec, theres a 150.00 mailin rebate on the Zeon 10-s Platinum winch good thru March 31, makes it 1599.99 after rebate.
 

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I was on a run with a guy that had Zeon 10-s Platinum winch, when it came time to use it the wireless remote battery was dead. I purchased the Zeon 10s ...
 

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I was on a run with a guy that had Zeon 10-s Platinum winch, when it came time to use it the wireless remote battery was dead. I purchased the Zeon 10s ...
Don't let this stop you from getting a Platinum, VERY easily preventable and should never happen in the first place. It's that guys fault for having a dead battery, if you fully charge it then it will be charged when needed. They will hold their charge for a long time. I charged mine and threw it in the glovebox...... I also check it before hitting the trails and if it is not 100% I just plug it in incase I need it. If you ever do run into this situation Warn provides a very long usb cable so you can plug it in and start using it right away.
 

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I was on a run with a guy that had Zeon 10-s Platinum winch, when it came time to use it the wireless remote battery was dead. I purchased the Zeon 10s ...
The wireless remote can be recharged using the included USB cable. It only take a minute or 2 to get enough charge for the remote to power up. Now you might have to keep it plugged in while you use it, but you won't be dead in the water because of remote's battery being dead.

Plus, if you have a Platinum, the one thing you should do is charge your remote before going wheeling, or at least have it plugged in to charge when you hit the dirt.
 

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All great advice but this is just another thing to worry about.... How many folks change batteries in their flashlights. ? I picked up the warn wireless remote for my Zeon but I still have the cord for backup.
 
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