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post #16 of 25 Old 10-10-2013, 05:31 PM
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First choice Warn M8000. Had one on my first YJ and ill prob get another. Second XRC8 comp as Tom has.
I had a M8000 on my TJ I paid $450 for it shipped new in 2003. And sold it in 2006. I Refused to spend close to 800 for the same winch with a synthetic line which is why I bought my XRC8 Comp. I noticed while working in the industry they are very reliable so I figured I'll buy it for now and I can upgrade later. I'll probably buy a used warn without a cable and install a rope for the Yj


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post #17 of 25 Old 10-10-2013, 09:49 PM
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I had a M8000 on my TJ I paid $450 for it shipped new in 2003. And sold it in 2006. I Refused to spend close to 800 for the same winch with a synthetic line which is why I bought my XRC8 Comp. I noticed while working in the industry they are very reliable so I figured I'll buy it for now and I can upgrade later. I'll probably buy a used warn without a cable and install a rope for the Yj
Dang 450?! Thats a hell of a price! I can get them for around 500 with cable but Im leaning toward the XRC this time as its way cheeper and comes with rope.
Good to hear positive things about them as everyone bashes Smitty.
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Dang 450?! Thats a hell of a price! I can get them for around 500 with cable but Im leaning toward the XRC this time as its way cheeper and comes with rope.
Good to hear positive things about them as everyone bashes Smitty.
I worked at 4wp for a few years and when I worked there the original XRC winches had motor issues then they switched to the current 4.6hp motor they have proven to be very reliable I only had 2 returned for and 1 was for a bad solenoid, the other was the customer didn't like how he had to twist the controller plug 90* for it to lock in place. For the price they are hard to beat

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post #19 of 25 Old 10-11-2013, 07:26 PM
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I use the XRC Comp 8 in my TJ and have a friend with a Warn 12,000. The XRC is louder than the Warn, but has never failed or let me down! The only issue I had was the lever to free spool was stuck in engaged but that was an inconvenience not a failure.. The reason I mentioned my friend is his Warn had steel cable til this past weekend. He bought the winch used and we had to clean and repack the gears. Water proofed the solenoid ( recommended to do with every winch new or used) and he has used it faithfully for about 5-6 years.. Well his line snapped and the spring back took out his grill and radiator! I mean it had some force!!
My $0.02 is go with what you can afford.. Try for synthetic rope.. Water proof the solenoid, and remember when in doubt never be afraid to double or triple the line! Will reduce your speed but it multiplies the pulling power!

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So far so good with my Engo from Jeepaddons. Talk to Chris at Jeepaddons (Truckaddons) and google their reviews. Used my 10K with synthetic line once to get me out of a tough spot and once to drag a fallen tree out of my yard this summer since installing. The tree was dragging my Jeep forward with the parking brake set. Good price and seems to work well so far.

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post #21 of 25 Old 10-18-2013, 01:40 AM
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I have a Warn XP9.5 i love it personally. I got it right when it came out with the intro price, i think i payed 750 for it. I still use the 125foot steel cable that came with it. I have seen several nylon cables fail due to rubbing so if you need it every time i would stick with steel.
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Used my Engo Saturday thought the thing was gonna rip off the front of the frame and it came back asking for more. My winch sees alot of use too.

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I have a harbor freight 12000lb one i got it on sale for 330 shipped has never let me down.
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On the smittybilt xrc8 I found that when you snug down the wires from the solenoid to the motor just snug the nut. The bolts are copper and I had one break on me.
I was fortunate that it broke in the middle and left me plenty of room.
I then applied plenty of dielectric grease under those boots and checked. The bad thing is Smittybilt does not list the bolts on the partslist.
I tried to add pics but I don't know how to resize them down.

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