post #1 of Old 04-21-2009, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Smittybilt XRC8

I tested the smittybilt xrc8 out tonite, i had my jeep in park and a buddy inside with his foot on the brake, it pulled it with no problems, cant wait to get out on the trail and give it a good test.

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post #2 of Old 05-05-2009, 01:04 PM
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Smittybilt XRC8

I love mine, no regrets!
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post #3 of Old 05-11-2009, 06:50 AM
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The XCR 8000 for the price and quality rates right up front with the warn winch. The recovery and pulling power of the winch is good. The mechanical aspects of the winch are good. I have had this winch for 3 years without any problems.
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post #4 of Old 05-11-2009, 07:46 PM
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So far this has been a great little winch. Its has pulled my dads 3500 dodge ram diesel out a couple times with little to no effort.
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post #5 of Old 05-12-2009, 02:01 PM
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I honestly haven't used this winch yet, other than stretching out the line. I can say it was easy to install & looks pretty solid. It did get a little warm when I was spooling in the full length of the line under a light load. I had to stop for a few minutes to let the winch cool down. I'm giving it a "good" rating until I otherwise need to change it. I'll update after I get stuck
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post #6 of Old 05-13-2009, 10:20 PM
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Great winch for the price
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post #7 of Old 06-19-2009, 05:46 PM
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my first winch, havent gotten a GOOD test yet, but it pulled me out of the mud with no prob the other night
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post #8 of Old 07-02-2009, 08:32 PM
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Found to be the bestt winch on the market in the 8,000 pound class. It didn't hurt that the price was less than half of other winches.
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post #9 of Old 07-13-2009, 07:50 PM
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Just got it and installed it. Haven't really tried it out yet.
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post #10 of Old 07-31-2009, 10:03 AM
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SB winches are a good bang for the buck. You won't win any races but you'll get yourself out of a hole okay.
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post #12 of Old 10-11-2009, 11:48 AM
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nice and dependable
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post #13 of Old 10-19-2009, 04:46 PM
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I've only put it to use once so far. Worked great with no issues.
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post #14 of Old 11-10-2009, 11:41 PM
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Very goo winch for the price. Its less than $300 bucks and you have the confidence of the winch on the front.
So cheap thinking of putting one on the back. It couldn't hurt!! LOL
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post #15 of Old 12-01-2009, 12:53 PM
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I have used this winch a couple of times. Last time I pulled a tree probably 3' around 80 long off this hunting road I was on. It pulled just fine the XJ would not pull it in 4 low with out spinning but the winch made light work of it.
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