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Quadratec - Q9000

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MSRP: $295.00
Average Price: $323.74
Manufacturer: Quadratec
Yes: 19 / No: 0
Company Website: http://Quadratec.com

My buddy bought this winch with a bumper combo package that Quadratec offered. Install was easy. We decided to give it a test run by letting him pull me and my xj up a large hill in my back yard. As soon as a little tension was put on the winch, the "cheesy" cable clamp that attaches cable to winch let loose, we had to unwind the whole winch and tighten up clamp ( poor design). After that it worked great. We shall see how it holds up in the trails


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Slobert's Reviews
01-11-2016, 11:36 PM
Price: $450.00
Pros: Great price, easy install, synthetic line is holding up well, nice rubberized hand control.
Cons: hard to free spool, a little noisy ( like rocks in a grinder) motor failed after 2 years and about 2 dozen pulls.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have been really happy with this winch, right up till Christmas weekend when it stopped working while pulling a truck out of the snow. turns out it the motor had died. On a positive note, a new motor was only a little more than $100. Hopefully a fluke. I hope to get more use out of this next motor. If it dies then I will buy another winch. There are those on the forum who will tell you that if its not warn, its crap. maybe they have a point, but I have seen warn motors fail too. I will give this winch a second chance and still think its a good value. I have used it about 2 dozen times and it has pulled hard and long without protest.

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fordraceboy's Reviews
12-03-2015, 04:13 AM
Price: $199.00
Pros: large capacity drum, large diameter cable, thorough install kit
Cons: Not a huge fan of the "above drum solenoid mount". Like the placement, just not the design.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I bought this with the Smittybilt XRC front bumper as a package from Quadratec- total $649.

Install was dead nuts simple, and a very complete install kit with plenty of wire to get to the battery. In fact, a bit too long as it got into the fan due to my poor routing.

I like the higher drum capacity, and that it uses a slightly larger cable than some other brand winches. It's been on my Cherokee for 2 years now, and has never failed when I went to use it. I've used it 6-7 times to pull trees of my road in the winter, and to drag other jeeps out of ditches. The only limiting factor to this winch IMO is whether or not I chain my back bumper to something when I'm pulling on heavier stuff.

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UZI4U's Reviews
06-28-2015, 01:46 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Inexpensive, complete installation hardware and wiring.
Cons: None.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I bought this in a package deal with the winch plate and bumpers. Installation was simple. The solenoid assembly can be mounted in two different places on the winch. All hardware and wiring is included and the winch easily pulls the weight of the Jeep. Q-tec ships this free and that saves a bundle.

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Mikekaz1's Reviews
06-07-2015, 10:28 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: pulls!
Cons: a little noisy
Recommended? Yes

Comments: solid winch for the price! no complaints

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ZBulpitt's Reviews
04-22-2015, 10:55 AM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Great Price, easy install, good pull power and time
Cons: none yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: fit my budget and has been reliable, steel cable is pretty standard. stickers faded but not really a big deal

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Arcticcat's Reviews
03-15-2015, 07:56 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Fairly easy to used and installed. Very heavy
Cons: Did not came with a cover
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Fairly easy to installed. instruction are clear. items very heavy and if your shock is worn out will feel it. I Installed it with a stock. The remote cable is long enough so you can stay away while winching. Make sure your vehicle is running while using this item or otherwise may drain your battery. Is not a heavy duty winch but it does the job of occasionally pulling yourself out.

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greenejjeep's Reviews
03-06-2015, 09:13 AM
Price: $299.00
Pros: Matches to plate that fits OEM bumper, Winches fast using less power, good support from Quadratec, and low price
Cons: Too soon to tell, so far I love it
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I did break the cover of the solenoid during the installation but Quadratec replaced it for no charge.


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Beachdweller's Reviews
10-07-2014, 10:37 AM
Price: $299.99
Pros: Good Price and it works!
Cons: Not a name brand....
Recommended? Yes

Comments: For the price, you get a good winch. I've used it a few times with no problems.

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skullyboy's Reviews
08-21-2014, 09:42 PM
Price: $550.00
Pros: synthetic line, affordable
Cons: none so far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This winch i new but my test runs have all been excellent. Good speed, easy to use. and affordable. Also it comes in red which I really like for my rig.

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SuperDave94's Reviews
08-19-2014, 06:34 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: price
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Used about six times. Has been reliable and effective for my application.

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Chase0808's Reviews
07-03-2014, 03:45 AM
Price: $300.00
Pros: 9000lb
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great winch for a great price.

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gooding711's Reviews
02-22-2014, 11:00 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Great price for good quality
Cons: N/A
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I purchased this winch on a budget. I am not a hardcore offroader, but when I do go, I do not want to be nervous about running the more difficult trails. With this cost effective recovery winch, I a now able to run trails with no hesitation. I have used the Q9000 countless times without failure and it has always succeeded. I recommend this for any casual Jeeper on a budget.

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zerofor1b's Reviews
01-23-2014, 02:44 AM
Price: $360.00
Pros: Super strong, heavy, works well! 1/4 the cost of a Warn
Cons: None yet!
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Quadratec Q9500i Self Recovery Winch. Handy remote with long chord. Heavy duty enough to pull my little jeep and all the mud it can pack in!!!

NEVER buy smittybuilt

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NickInTimeFilms's Reviews
01-20-2014, 05:40 AM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Cheap, Low amp draw, Simple to setup
Cons: Winch remote too flexible, not water proof
Recommended? Yes

Comments: As a first time winch, I am pretty impressed with how well the Q9000 preforms. It comes with all the wires, mounting hardware and pre wrapped cable ready to go. You can mount the solenoid on the side or the middle. Freespool is decent if you keep you cable nice and it's twice as easy to pull if it's submerged.

The amp draw may be an issue if you don't have a good charging system. My stock 100amp CS130 with stock wiring had issues keeping up for really long pulls but my 170amp AD244 and upgraded wring will run this winch all day. The line speed is decent and will get you out soon enough. It has pulled my XJ out of some tight spots, one which was close to a 75* degree pull to the side. The roller fairlead took it like a champ and I got out with ease.

My only gripe is that the winch remote has a flexible handle that bends before the switch flips so you have to hold it funny. My custom in-cab winch switch fixed that problem as I've not needed the remote since. Overall, if you need a cheap winch that can hold it's own on the trail, the Q9000 might be for you.

*Update* After about 8 months and 15+ pulls it finally stopped working. This winch is far from waterproof so be prepared if you find yourself in water a lot. The motor just stopped working one day when i was wrapping up the cable. Gearbox was full or murky water and the motor wouldn't respond. Quadratec stood up to their warranty and got me a new motor THE NEXT DAY without a single hoop to jump through. With the new motor installed and gearbox repacked, she works good as new now. Props to Quadratec customer service!

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chrlsmunson1993's Reviews
01-05-2014, 07:18 PM
Price: $299.99
Pros: everytime I've used the winch I've had no issues pulled me right out of the messes I've been in. easy to instal, and easy to use.
Cons: no cons i can think of.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: i bought this winch in one of the quadratics that quadratic offers. i felt it was a good/decent deal on the winch, bumper, and winch plate. the winch is rated for 9000 lbs. and I've fairly confident that it'll easily pull that. I've had my jeep sunk in ruts and in tight spots and it slipped it right out. it holds up to what i throw at it. the instal for it it very easy. comes with helpful instal instructions and everything you need to the instal. id recommend it hope this helps anyone looking into it.

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gmc01redtj's Reviews
12-29-2013, 08:41 PM
Price: $299.00
Pros: havent used yet
Cons: I hope none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I havent used it yet ill get back to you on this one

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znera143's Reviews
11-18-2013, 11:16 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Good price, reliable
Cons: none yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: So far so good. Works very well the people at Quadratec are always a great help. Use promo code Saharatango. Think its still good for free shipping. Although i think they are offering free shipping over $75. Worth the price. One of the cheapest out there but that dose not mean its cheap in any way!


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coolin4u's Reviews
09-10-2013, 10:35 PM
Price: $299.00
Pros: price,low amp draw on battery compared to other similiar priced winches
Cons: none yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Purchased this winch because of the low amp draw compared to others on the battery,I've made a couple pulls up fairly steep rock faces in yj and it has performed great.

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Jrdchiropractic's Reviews
07-21-2013, 08:52 PM
Price: $395.00
Pros: fast, quiet, all working well so far
Cons: dumb tan-grey-pewter color i got right before they came out with it in black, for my black jeep
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Only used it two times so far, but it pulled a JKU out of a stream, up the bank, and up a hill.

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