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Re: What winch to use?

Post by jopickens » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:26 pm

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Re: What winch to use?

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Re: What winch to use?

Post by big-ol-daddy » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:40 pm

Warn 8724, the best for the money. Mine is from the 1980's and still kicking, Many other brands cant say that! Plus you can find one used and save some coin like I did.
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Re: What winch to use?

Post by J-rod » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:41 pm

$299 with cover and free shipping
http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Winches-Jeep-Wi ... S%2fB97281

the 8724 has a different mounting point IIRC. so it would not mate with the mounting points in most bumpers built now. though easy enough to mark and drill new holes.
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Re: What winch to use?

Post by armyjeep » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:42 pm

For $50 more you can get an X2O from winchdepot.com

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Re: What winch to use?

Post by armyjeep » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:43 pm

free shipping also

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Re: What winch to use?

Post by jopickens » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:49 pm

redjeep wrote:For $50 more you can get an X2O from winchdepot.com
Just double down and purchase an X20 15! I'd buy this guy so I could winch someone out in the next holler over... check the cable specs. 8-)


Part Number: S/B97315
X2O 15 Winch
Rated Line Pull: = 15000lbs
Voltage: = 12v
Motor: = 6.6hp Series Wound
Remote Control: = Remote Switch, 12ft. lead
Gear Ratio: = 397:1
Size: = 21.15in. x 6.3in. x 8.6in.
Weight: = 132 lbs.
Wire Rope = 984ft. Of 1/2in.
Fairlead = Roller
Type of Winch: = Electric

These New winches from Smittybilt have all the great features of our XRC winches but are completely water proof and feature all stainless steel hardware.
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Re: What winch to use?

Post by Justin_WJ » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:53 am

984ft. Aye? Haha

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Re: What winch to use?

Post by Uncle Mitch » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:23 am

As for me I have the rough country 9500 and have been very pleased with it's performance. It has been used several times on myself and others. I don't understand why some people want to spend more money than they need to. I have also been in the middle of bfe by myself and relied on my winch and it did not fail me. :dance:
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What winch to use?

Post by Mountaineer crawler » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:34 pm

I have the smittybuilt and I love it! It has never let me down!

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Re: What winch to use?

Post by Justin_WJ » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:53 pm

I may go with the rough country simply because of the extra 1,500 pounds of pulling power......I do like the waterproof x2o though...

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Re: What winch to use?

Post by jopickens » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:12 pm

You'll never notice the 1500lbs...
If you get crazy... run it through a snatch block.
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Re: What winch to use?

Post by Justin_WJ » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:20 pm

Yea, X2O it is. Gonna order it on the 27th. Gotta love extra college grant money

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Re: What winch to use?

Post by J-rod » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:30 pm

jopickens wrote:You'll never notice the 1500lbs...
If you get crazy... run it through a snatch block.

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Re: What winch to use?

Post by EricsGreen98Tj » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:17 pm

Justin_WJ wrote:Yea, X2O it is. Gonna order it on the 27th. Gotta love extra college grant money

While your at it either make or buy an incab controll panel. I use my winch ALOT more now that I have the incab controls. Its a pain in the behind using the plug in controller that comes with the winch. I got my panel from 12voltguy.com and the shipping was awesome(from CA to WV in 2 days!) and the product is amazing he doesnt use cheep crappy parts. I bet the panel weighed 3lbs or more!

Plus with the H20 that your getting I know its easy to hook the incab controls up.
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