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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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billymac4511's Reviews
03-30-2010, 05:22 AM
Price: $550.00
Pros: Very happy with the price and customer service I received through Smittybilt
Cons: The free-spool lever is chrome and is showing signs of rust after being installed for only a week or so.
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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Jeep43's Reviews
03-16-2010, 02:05 PM
Price: $260.00
Pros: looks awesome and performs awesome
Cons: remote is kinda clumsy to use
Recommended? Yes

Comments: i have not had any problems with this winch and it performs excellent


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TennesseeTJ02's Reviews
02-02-2010, 02:58 AM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Great price and pulls well.
Cons: none yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Its a great winch and seems to pull well

Registered User
DivineKaos's Reviews
01-15-2010, 06:40 PM
Price: $349.00
Pros: Rocks!
Cons: Doesn't suck!
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Meets all of my needs and more. I have had zero issues with it.


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racenkiwi's Reviews
01-10-2010, 01:39 PM
Price: $400.00
Pros: its there when needed, pulls alot of weight
Cons: haven't found any
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have used mine a few times now(never on myself), and it gets the job done. Helped some kids that got them self stuck after doing something stupid in the mud. It even pulled a mid 80's Suburban up a hill with no problems. It may be a little slow but it will finish the race. Looks sharp, and even works perfect after hitting a deer, and destroying the power box.

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drozd_ws6's Reviews
12-18-2009, 12:02 AM
Price: $379.99
Pros: cheap
Cons: none yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: great price

Registered User
CrawlorClimb's Reviews
10-10-2009, 12:05 PM
Price: $409.99
Pros: Fast line speed compared to my old winch (chicago electric 8klbs), Great Price
Cons: none so far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Price included a lifetime warranty installation was a breeze. Power cable terminals were just a tad small to fit over my marine style battery terminals. Power cables were just barely long enough for the run from bumper to battery

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sracer2005's Reviews
10-06-2009, 03:48 AM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Great pull power. So far a strong wire cable.
Cons: A little slow but it gets the jobs done
Recommended? Yes

Comments: So far i ahve only had to use this once to pull me out and it worked great. Also used it to help pull out a brush fire truck when one of my crew members got it stuck and it worked great.

Registered User
Mrozandy's Reviews
08-21-2009, 07:01 PM
Price: $400.00
Pros: This winch is a great value. A Warn would be a $1000 easy. Simple controls. The option of where you want to mount the power pack.
Cons: As long as it keeps pulling no cons. It has'nt failed me yet.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: As long as you can find something strong to hook to, it will pull you out. The first time I used it I did'nt like the rough noise it made, but after doing some research it is a common traight of this winch (it's only down side) that does'nt affect it's performance at all. I don't care what noise it makes as long as it continues to work so well for such a cheap price. Heck I could buy another for a spare and still not pay what it cost for one Warn. I know they are good, but a Warn would'nt get me any more unstuck than my XRC10.


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Nicho's Reviews
08-17-2009, 06:48 PM
Price: $350.00
Pros: Great price point
Cons: None yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Buying a no name winch was a bit nerve racking. I 've had Warns for the last 15 years but giving this one a try

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DeL2000's Reviews
07-09-2009, 12:07 AM
Price: $399.00
Pros: Easy to install, heavy duty and well built
Cons: TBD
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Took only about 1 1/2 to install winch onto bumper, fired up easily, hear the motor wind up and seems to be pretty strong!

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emrfixit's Reviews
07-03-2009, 11:36 PM
Price: $399.00
Pros: Well made, very heavy, nice cabling. Great look with optional mounting for control box.
Cons: Remote plug is on front and will not mount correctly on the sister bumper, the XRC front bumper.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I purchased the XRC winch and bumper combo. See my other review about the bumper, but the winch is made very well and extremely heavy made. The winch mounted right on the bumper, but the design needs the remote plug made on the back of the control box instead of the front. I had to move the remote plug to the back of the control box to make it mount correctly because the front bumper guard blocks the remote plug whether the box is mounted on the rails or the motor. Other than that is a sweet set.


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shockwave562's Reviews
06-03-2009, 10:32 PM
Price: $400.00
Pros: excellent price, very capable, no issues
Cons: doesn't have a 'W' on it... oh well..
Recommended? Yes

Comments: What a great winch for a reasonable price. 10,000 lbs is a good amount for the JK, although I haven't fully tested that she has performed really well. Good customer service from smittybilt thus far


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Mayfair_Jeeper's Reviews

04-01-2009, 03:01 PM
Smittybilt XRC10 Winch
Price: $275.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: So far it has not let me down!! No rust or defects found. Steel cable is stout, but will be moving to synth line ASAP.


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chadroc's Reviews

03-05-2009, 11:51 AM
Smittybilt XRC10 Winch
Price: $370.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The only time I used it, it worked well. Durability has yet to be tested. I'm looking forward to testing that!

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mario figueroa's Reviews

03-02-2009, 10:18 PM
Smittybilt XRC10 Winch
Price: $340.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: seems to be good enough for recovery and also sturdy.The price is rite for what you get.

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JROD99TJ's Reviews

02-14-2009, 11:29 PM
Smittybilt XRC10 Winch
Price: $349.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: well built, used once, slow, but steady, looks good on the jeep. bought at winchdepot 349 shipped!

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MyBrokenJeep's Reviews

02-13-2009, 12:22 AM
Smittybilt XRC10 Winch
Price: $300.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: So far, so good... Thank God, I haven't needed it to save me yet... I am sure the time will come.

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Amadeus3's Reviews

02-11-2009, 12:07 AM
Smittybilt XRC10 Winch
Price: $359.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I haven't installed the winch yet............................................... .................................................. .........................

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redflame6's Reviews

02-08-2009, 09:49 PM
Smittybilt XRC10 Winch
Price: $357.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Awesome. Heavy duty and great price. Highly recommended! Made my own winch plate it was easy to install. Wiring is T-max so it may be from them.

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