post #1 of Old 01-16-2008, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
foxchr54
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Gorillia Winches 8000lb 5.5 hp motor

I recently purchased a 8000lb Gorillia Winch and a winch mount for my TJ. I purchased the winch off ebay for around $350.00 shipping included. For the winch mount I was also going to purchase off ebay but found the perfect one on ebay only to find out the manufacture was only about a hour from my house (A to Z Fabrications) so I drove out there and picked up the winch mount for about $140.00. It took a mere 45 minutes to install. Went out the the mountains the past to days this weekend and it worked awesome. I couldn't be happier. The reason im posting this is so poeple can know that buying a $600.00-700.00 winch (name brand) plus the fact that you still have to by the winch mount on top of that price, doesnt always have to be the case. I went cheaper and I had my doubts but to my surprise this beast has absolutely no problems pulling me out of anything I get into. I also noticed there werent to many posts about Gorillia Winches b/c I was trying to do some research on them but came up with nothing. SO here ya go for those people looking up Gorillia Winches.

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post #2 of Old 03-22-2008, 09:47 PM
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Gorillia Winches 8000lb 5.5 hp motor

Mine is 10,000 lbs. Works well so far. Came with lots of accessories including wireless remote and neoprene cover.
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post #3 of Old 04-29-2008, 04:17 AM
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Gorillia Winches 8000lb 5.5 hp motor

I like it, Its not a 2,000 Warn but for me its great. It came with a cover and a remote. Everything works just fine.
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post #4 of Old 06-10-2008, 06:31 AM
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Gorillia Winches 8000lb 5.5 hp motor

Great bargain for the money spent. If you are a casual wheeler, this is the winch for you...
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post #5 of Old 11-04-2008, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Gorillia Winches 8000lb 5.5 hp motor

its a pretty good winch for its price... ive gotten stuck my fair share of times and it always seems to tug me out...
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post #6 of Old 12-22-2008, 10:41 AM
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Gorillia Winches 8000lb 5.5 hp motor

Great winch for the money. Just alittle slow on the retreaval. Have made many tough pulls without any issues
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post #7 of Old 01-15-2009, 08:25 PM
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Gorillia Winches 8000lb 5.5 hp motor

I LOVE THIS WINCH. It has never let me down whats so ever. I have torn trees outta the ground with this bad boy and pulled myself off countless hills and outta mudholes. And its waterproof!
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post #8 of Old 02-23-2009, 06:54 PM
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Gorillia Winches 8000lb 5.5 hp motor

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post #9 of Old 04-10-2010, 09:29 PM
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Great value line winch.
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post #10 of Old 06-09-2011, 06:12 AM
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Read about gorilla winches on jeep forum. Looked then looked them up a found that they are now Promark. Thought the sale price was fantastic $299.00. The mounting plate for my CJ was $80 and shipping for this 85lbs. beast was FREE. At this time have not used it in the field but hopefully I can update this review.
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post #11 of Old 04-20-2012, 12:19 PM
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I bought this used off CL with the winch plate for $300. It looked like it had been mounted but never had the cable unspooled. I used it last year while I was at Crawl 4 the Cure to pull the TJ in front of me off a rock and then had to pull myself over the same rock. Worked great and didn't seem like it strained to do it. Installation was easy, the only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars is that I have been trying for a year to get a ProMark Offroad(new company name for Gorilla) neoprene cover for it and they haven't had them in stock.
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post #12 of Old 02-01-2014, 07:31 AM
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Overall good winch for the money. ANd love the remote control or manual option and a spare remote; with switch protect cover is niccce..
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