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post #46 of 276 Old 08-04-2013, 08:17 PM
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post #47 of 276 Old 08-11-2013, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at a new winch. I believe I have my m8000 sold (nothing wrong with it just don't like the aesthetics of it) and I'm looking at either a Zeon 8 or a 9.5TI. What's the difference? Other than the obvious load capacity and design.

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post #48 of 276 Old 08-11-2013, 08:59 PM
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9.5ti is more proven. Why is the choice only between those two?

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post #49 of 276 Old 08-11-2013, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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I have a good line on a barely used 9.5TI for cheap.

It really all depends on what I can find a deal on. The Zeons are cheap at $799 and 9.5TI's are everywhere it seems. I'd also consider an XD9000 as well.

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post #50 of 276 Old 08-11-2013, 09:13 PM
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I have no experience with the 9.5 but I did own a 9000xd (came on mine). Seemed pretty simple and I used it once to test it but sold it because I had a 8274 on the shelf. And that would be my recommendation as well.

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post #51 of 276 Old 08-11-2013, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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What about Powerplants? I know they sit high on TJ/LJs and block some air flow.

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post #52 of 276 Old 08-11-2013, 09:30 PM
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My 9.5ti is a beast of a winch. Love the line speed on it. I've pulled some heavy *** JKU's up some steep hills and it pulled like they weren't even there.
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post #53 of 276 Old 08-11-2013, 09:54 PM
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Looking at a new winch. I believe I have my m8000 sold (nothing wrong with it just don't like the aesthetics of it) and I'm looking at either a Zeon 8 or a 9.5TI. What's the difference? Other than the obvious load capacity and design.
Sounds like you need to get the one that's most aesthetically pleasing to you.

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post #54 of 276 Old 08-11-2013, 10:02 PM
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I've got the 9.5 thing is a beast! Had it for 3 years now, I have yet to see the Zeon in person but it sure is a good looking winch.


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What about Powerplants? I know they sit high on TJ/LJs and block some air flow.
They do block air flow but air is everywhere. Unless you have a plastic bag over the front of the grill/rad, you should be fine without overheating. I used to have my 8274 on my CJ with the leather cover (widder and taller than the 7 slots on CJ) and the CJ would start to overheat only at highway speeds.

I would stay away from the powerplant just because I don't like to have 2 systems tied into one machine. aka, if something happened on the trail to break the powerplant, you now couldn't winch or air up. Just my two cents, plus for the cost, you could buy the same two systems and maybe have money left over depending how you do it.

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post #56 of 276 Old 08-12-2013, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Zeon would be the only winch I would buy new.

The 9.5TI is close by and priced right. Has some paint flaking off but only 3 years old. ($500).

The PowerPlant is also close by and cheap compared to new. ($850).

I've had an XD9000i, HS9500i, 9.5TI and now a M8000. The 9.5TI was my favorite of them all. Might just go that route since that seems to be the crowd favorite.

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It that is the choices and prices, 9.5 no question. Large capacity for best price. Triple check that it works and the cable is good before trading money.

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Gone - 05 LJ on 37s, 79 FSJ Chief on 38s, 85 CJ-7 on 31s
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post #58 of 276 Old 08-12-2013, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Made that mistake before. Bought a 9.5ti in Oklahoma off of CL and was told it worked great but the power cables were cut. Got it home only to find out the solenoids were burnt up.

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post #59 of 276 Old 08-31-2013, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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I went to Coney Flats last weekend and managed to bend the tail pipe on my Banks Monster Exhaust. I took it by an exhaust shop today and they put the Jeep on a lift and let me tell you...this exhaust does not fit the jeep well. It hits the tracbar at full droop, which pushed the exhaust down, which explains why the exhaust was hanging so low in the first place.

I think I'm just going to run a turn down exhaust for a while...anyone see anything wrong with this? I ran this setup on my YJ and TJ with no problems.

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post #60 of 276 Old 08-31-2013, 05:00 PM
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I went to Coney Flats last weekend and managed to bend the tail pipe on my Banks Monster Exhaust. I took it by an exhaust shop today and they put the Jeep on a lift and let me tell you...this exhaust does not fit the jeep well. It hits the tracbar at full droop, which pushed the exhaust down, which explains why the exhaust was hanging so low in the first place.

I think I'm just going to run a turn down exhaust for a while...anyone see anything wrong with this? I ran this setup on my YJ and TJ with no problems.
Yep Banks exhaust has the worst clearance. I have one, it's one of those "why did I do this" mods.

I ended up taking it to an exhaust shop and he custom routed it to clear everything and so it wouldn't get smashed by rocks. I would imagine it's loud with just a turndown.
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