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post #1 of 17 Old 07-07-2012, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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I would like a winch recommendation...

Would anyone like to provide me with their winch recommendation? I have a '12 jeep jk. I need this one for occasional use but I would like one that stands up very well.

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post #2 of 17 Old 07-07-2012, 01:10 PM
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post #3 of 17 Old 07-07-2012, 01:58 PM
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Which JK? The two door?

For the two door I would have to say the Warn M8000 offers the best balance between affordability, performance and reliability... Its kind of in between in price between the budget winches and the high dollar ones but yet is a performance grade. Can be found for $550.

But I am not sure its quite enough for the 4 door as I don't know the weight of those. What are those things? Might be enough.
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post #4 of 17 Old 07-07-2012, 02:55 PM
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Back in the 80's, a winch with a max rating 1.5x the vehicle weight was the norm. These days 2x rig weight seems more common. If your budget will allow a Warn, I would buy it. Synthetic winch line is much lighter and safer but costs more. It can be handy to use the same winch as your bud's. That way a controller failure can be easily sidestepped.

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Warn 9.5ti. Spend the cash now for a Warn and hopefully, it will be the last one you ever have to buy.

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post #6 of 17 Old 07-08-2012, 08:49 PM
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Ramsey has been building winches for tow trucks, industrial hoists, and Jeeps for a long time. If you go Ramsey you are not paying for the big name.
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post #8 of 17 Old 07-09-2012, 03:10 PM
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I heard smittybilt is the best bang for your buck. I am about to buy one.
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post #9 of 17 Old 07-09-2012, 03:14 PM
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I purchased the warn vr-8000 about 2 months ago and have more than impressed with. Have used to pull my self out of think deep mud 5 times so far. Did it without any issue.
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post #10 of 17 Old 07-22-2012, 03:42 AM
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I found an old Warn x8000i that had been left outside for years for $200. Rebuilt it for 25$ worth of parts and grease and it is a monster. There is Warn and then everything else.
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My ex wife..greatest winch of all
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My ex wife..greatest winch of all
That would be wench.
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That would be wench.
that too but it's a Scottish term
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post #15 of 17 Old 08-03-2012, 03:40 PM
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I have also been playing with this question. I have my eye on the Warn VR-8000, for a 2 door wrangler JK. There are alot of cheaper "name brand" winches out there, such as superwinch and etc. I dont do any hardcore offroading, just mountain roads that recieve generous amounts of snow. I dont plan to ever use it, but thats what is there for when you dont expect to need it... With that being said, is it worth another 2-300?

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