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Smittybilt XRC10 Winch

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Product Information

MSRP: $500.00
Average Price: $395.36
Manufacturer: Smittybilt
Yes: 66 / No: 2

Rated Line Pull: = 10000 lbs.
Voltage: =12V
Motor: =5.5 HP Series Wound Motor
Remote Control: = 12 Ft. Lead
3 Stage planetary gear system
218:1 gear ratio


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speedyjeeper's Reviews
06-29-2011, 02:58 PM
Price: $399.00
Pros: Its a winch and it serves its purpose
Cons: Non Yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have had no problems with it yet. Granted I have only used it about four times. Easy install onto the smittybilt bumper and the remote control reached from the outside to the inside of my wrangler. Used it 2 times to pull myself out of sticky situations. Once to get a friend out of about three feet of snow in the mountains without problems. And the last time i have used it was to get a downed tree off the trail. So far no problems but then again i rarely use it so im not to sure how it does for frequent heavy duty use but for occasional use it works just fine.

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rubytj's Reviews

06-11-2011, 10:01 PM
Price: $350.00
Pros: Ease of operation Power
Cons: The control is sometimes a bit stubborn to turn to free spool even brand new on mine
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great winch for the price. Ive used it a lot and never let me down.


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mcgoo26's Reviews
05-19-2011, 07:26 PM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Not too bad to install, works real well.
Cons: none yet.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I was able to winch a full size chevy truck out of a mud hole a few weeks ago. Granted I had to be ancored to another truck, but the wich was able to pull the truck out. Right now I am looking at replacing the cable. After pulling the truck out, I ended up with kinks and bends. If you have the extra cash, I would advise spending it on a synthetic winch rope (about $200).

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TJagain's Reviews
04-18-2011, 12:10 PM
Price: $450.00
Pros: great price plus paid extra 100 for lifetime warranty and came with synthetic line
Cons: stickers fade really bad and powder coating fades a little
Recommended? Yes

Comments: great winch, first time used pulled a f-350 long bed deisel frame deep, no issues!

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GuzzyWrangler's Reviews
03-27-2011, 04:47 PM
Price: $549.00
Pros: Light weight rope, easier to handle
Cons: none so far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Synthetic Rope is awesome. A lot easier to handle, light weight. I would recommend a pulley, less stress on the more cheaper winches and i want mine to last forever. Buy a cover, UV rays damage the synthetic rope slowly. bought it from, free shipping and free cover


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mcgoo26's Reviews
03-23-2011, 02:13 PM
Price: $399.99
Pros: none
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: A raised winch plate is recommended by Quadratec. If I remember correctly, without it you will have to drill into the SRC front bumper and the fair-lead will sit lower then the front of the bumper.

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RedRock527's Reviews
02-27-2011, 02:39 AM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Cheaper than a WARN, free shipping, and a free cover! Plus the Extreme Lifetime Warranty
Cons: Roller fairlead did not work on my ARB bumper. Instructions should include info on rotating the clutch assembly/reclocking it
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I was impressed with the winch just when I picked the box up. 99 lbs!
Out of the box it looks awesome, instructions are alright for basic installation. Everything is pretty straight forward for most applications except mine.

I disliked having to buy a different roller fairlead, but oh well. I haven't used the winch yet, but I can always update this if for some reason it doesn't perform well, which I highly doubt. Seems like a solid product.


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phillies4752's Reviews
01-26-2011, 12:12 AM
Price: $325.00
Pros: Great affordable winch for those weekend warriors
Cons: None so far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Awesome winch that I haven't had a problem with. Ive had it about a year and it has saved some of my friends a couple times. Seems like its well build like any Warn out there if not better. From what I hear the customer service is well liked.

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Scooter_Trash's Reviews
01-18-2011, 11:18 PM
Price: $360.00
Pros: To be determined
Cons: To be determined
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I'll write more later


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akordboy's Reviews
12-06-2010, 08:53 PM
Price: $450.00
Pros: easy to install, synthetic line included
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I haven't gotten to use it yet, but from what I've read it does fine. The synthetic line came with a hook, which I replaced with a safety thimble.

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Jesse_87's Reviews
12-01-2010, 09:57 PM
Price: $399.99
Pros: Strong.
Cons: None yet.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Remote cord is plenty long enough. Wiring was "idiot proof" simple. Included 100' cable, remote control, replaceable hook, fairlead and hand saver pull strap.

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williamwells8's Reviews
10-17-2010, 09:58 PM
Price: $399.99
Pros: it will get me out of mud if i ever get stuck. if i ever........
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: 10,000 lb. enough said for 400 dollars. roll tide roll


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HanksRide's Reviews

09-14-2010, 12:18 AM
Price: $399.00
Pros: Price, Installation, and Overall General Use, Controls
Cons: None So Far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have had mine for about 8 months now, used it 2 times, once to pull my tractor out of a ditch and once to recover my jeep from a bog hole. Both times it worked flawless. Seems to be a great product for people like me with the occasional use / recovery efforts. I think I am going to hunt stuck folks in the snow this year and yank them out of the ditch.

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officerh's Reviews
08-14-2010, 04:20 AM
Price: $600.00
Pros: Heavy Duty, Synthetic 10K line
Cons: None yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Purchased the competition XRC10 Winch and it works great. Love the Synthetic line, no need for gloves and no more cuts to the hands.

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campcook063's Reviews
08-04-2010, 05:16 PM
Price: $279.99
Pros: easy to setup and install
Cons: box is heavier than labeled
Recommended? Yes

Comments: this product was a breeze to install on my jeep, and the wiring is really simple and straight forward as well. the only thing that i have to say is i was charged additional shipping on delivery from ups because they said the box was overweight, i called 4x4hardware, where i bought the winch from and they issued a credit to my account for the difference, talk about good customer service. but the winch itself seems really solid and made of quality parts, even though i have not yet had the opportunity to use it.... (i dont know if that is a good thing or a bad thing)

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Snick's Reviews
06-20-2010, 02:01 AM
Price: $399.00
Pros: Pulled out a Tahoe the other day
Cons: Paint is fading and some rust after 1yr
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Powerful but not for salty areas considering the rust after 1 year. Also paint is fading. If you are on a budget it does the job well but looses the shine in a year if you live in Michigan

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mtncrawler's Reviews
05-31-2010, 01:38 AM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Great winch for the money!
Cons: Ditch the steel cable and switch to synthetic winch rope line.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This winch got some heavy use during the winter pulling multiple rigs up a deep slushy wet cement snow climb one after another with no issues and no sign of letting up! I do recommend getting the synthetic winch line for it though.

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rayden448's Reviews
05-01-2010, 02:38 AM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Good line speed and easy install.
Cons: Motor heats up pretty fast.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Purchased this winch about a year ago from 4WD. The first one I received quit working after about the 5th time I used it. I contacted them and they had me send in the whole unit and they picked up the shipping cost. When I sent off the winch I forgot to send off the control along with everything else, and they still sent me a winch complete with new control. Only took about 1 1/2 weeks to receive new winch. No problems since. Very happy with smittybilt customer service.

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TJagain's Reviews
04-14-2010, 03:57 PM
Price: $600.00
Pros: rope is the way to go, and actually has great line speed!
Cons: powder coating fades a bit (cosmetic)
Recommended? Yes

Comments: its been a solid winch! great price (half of what a warn is with a rope)
plus I paid 100 bucks for a lifetime warranty, how can you not get this!
used at least 15 times, twice for me and the rest to help others, got paid in some of the assists, ($120 so far)

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billymac4511's Reviews
03-30-2010, 05:24 AM
Price: $550.00
Pros: Works effortlessly.
Cons: The cover for the remote control tears easily as it sticks in the plug-hole. The free-spool lever is chrome and after less than a week, it started to show signs of rust.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I purchased the Smittybilt XRC-10 Comp winch. It came with an aluminum hawse fairlead with XRC stamped in it, as well as the winch and synthetic rope. I wished the rope had a thimble at the end instead of a permanently attached hook in a stainless loop. No biggy.

I installed it on a smittybilt winch plate with a smittybilt prerunner-style bumper. Be very careful on how the hawse installs. It is very easy to install it too low so that the rope drags on the front flange of the winch plate! This contact will smoke your rope in one pull or less! I learned the hard way but smittybilt sent me another rope at no cost to me! Like I said, great customer service!

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