Find the oldest, dirtiest, most used looking winch you can find for cheap that is a good USA made Warn or Ramsey, and rebuild it.
You'll end up with a like-new winch, you'll know how it works, and most importantly, you'll know how to fix/jumper/make it work IF something should ever fail on the trail like a solenoid or something.
I bought TWO Ramsey RE12000s for $400. They are $1200 winches brand new. One had a brand newish wire rope, one had a (supposedly) bad solenoid, and the other had a sticking clutch mechanism.
All I had to do was clean the contacts on one winch, greased up the clutch on the other, and I had two usable winches. Unfortunately I GAVE one away to a friend since I had to move, though I still feel I got my money's worth.
Worm gear winches are INCREDIBLY slow... but you will NOT stall them and there is no brake that can possibly fail.
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- 2003 TJ - 40" LTBs - D60/D70HD - 5.86s - Detroit lockers - 110" wheelbase
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Originally Posted by 2006 Sport
Being able to make vroom vroom noises in Tonys Jeep was the highlight of my life.