Whats a good size winch and brand i can put on my jeep, looking fo a good winch thats reasonably priced.
The reason we're recommending Warn is because of experience, not reviews we read online. Experience is worth a billion online reviews. The people who are giving positive reviews are the people who cheaped out on their inferior winches but don't want to admit it to themselves or others.I also have an M8000, but I got mine at a great price ($350) and couldn't turn it down. While it hasn't failed me, I have to say, I think there are some who are jaded by the brand (Jerry is going to kill me )
There are many other companies who are churning out some great winches. Superwinch is one of them. Mile Marker is another. Read reviews, search Google before making your decision. Even Smittybuilt is putting out winches that have been getting some great feedback (the XRC-8 has been received well, the biggest complaint is that it is slow but it works), but I've also heard that the XRC line is really made by Mile Marker. Avoid Harbor Freight or Tractor Supply lines (Chicago, Champion, etc.) they're great for a trailer pull at the race track... not so great in the woods.
8,000lbs. is fine for the Jeep and mid-size SUVs. You're pulling roughly 4,000 lbs. and the general rule is 1.5x that minimum.
THAT SAID (Jerry you can breath now ) WARN will stand behind there products. Call them up, tell them something is faulty on your winch THEY DO BACK THEIR PRODUCTS UP! There are 3 million parts available and it's fairly user serviceable. Having dealt with Rugged Ridge and SmittyBuilt, I can tell you that customer service is not the number one priority.
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The next question your going to have is, steel wire or synthetic rope? Spend the extra and replace the line with synthetic rope. Your hands will thank you. Your rollers will thank you. Even the unit itself will thank you.
But your review is no different then anyone else. People are having a positive experience with the XRC line and Mile Markers. I don't think Warn is the end all to winches. They're overpriced in my opinion. But for the fact they're overpriced they're not letting you down. But I would bet you the fail rate isn't all that different on these other winches. It's a lot of hype. :redface:The reason we're recommending Warn is because of experience, not reviews we read online. Experience is worth a billion online reviews. The people who are giving positive reviews are the people who cheaped out on their inferior winches but don't want to admit it to themselves or others.