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post #286 of 300 Old 08-31-2013, 08:40 PM
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Now, fair question demands a fair answer. After all this banter, BS, and ball bustin", what winch do you think I think you should have on your rig?
Its a samurai, so a Warn ATV is fine. Lol

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post #287 of 300 Old 08-31-2013, 09:20 PM
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Now, fair question demands a fair answer. After all this banter, BS, and ball bustin", what winch do you think I think you should have on your rig?
I think I should have a functional winch that is appropriately rated for my needs.
And that is precisely what I have.

Gonna be hard to convince me to replace a perfectly fine working winch that I've so far spent exactly $0 dollars on.

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Yeah, but even if you get one, spiff it all up, put all the latest and greatest on it, at the end of the day, you're still driving an import knock-off of the real thing. Sorta like getting a synthetic winch line, wireless remote, custom powdercoat, relocated solenoid pack, and an aluminum hawse fairlead for a SB winch.
We could argue back to your original point for a long time. If it has to be spiffed up to perform as well as a stock Jeep, then its not really comparable for 1/3 the price.

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I think I should have a functional winch that is appropriately rated for my needs.
And that is precisely what I have.

Gonna be hard to convince me to replace a perfectly fine working winch that I've so far spent exactly $0 dollars on.
You didn't answer the question.

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If it has to be spiffed up to perform as well as a stock Jeep, then its not really comparable for 1/3 the price.
And your winch is?

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You didn't answer the question.
I know. I didn't feel like it . I think I'm more interested in any experience you may be familiar with the Engo. Everything you've said has proven true with most other bargain brands. But I've yet to see any horror stories about it similar to all I'm hearing about SB.

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And your winch is?
My winch really doesn't qualify for this discussion. First, it was free, mathmeticians among us can tell you what happens when you divide the price of a Warn by zero to determine how many times more the Warn cost. It's not pretty.

Second, it's still fully operational. So is it comparable? At this point in time I don't see how one could argue otherwise. For my use, seems comparable enough, until it stops working. And from the sound of it from the other informed guy in the thread, if my failure is only a solenoid, it should still be considered comparable.

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I know. I didn't feel like it . I think I'm more interested in any experience you may be familiar with the Engo. Everything you've said has proven true with most other bargain brands. But I've yet to see any horror stories about it similar to all I'm hearing about SB.
I'm a Warn snob for many reasons the least of which is how well their winches have performed for me. But, unlike most that are in these discussions, it only matters to me that you have something that works when you need it. At the point in time where that ceases to be satisfactory and it quits or your needs change, you'll adapt accordingly.


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My winch really doesn't qualify for this discussion. First, it was free, mathmeticians among us can tell you what happens when you divide the price of a Warn by zero to determine how many times more the Warn cost. It's not pretty.
Is there such a thing as a redherringlameduck in a discussion? If not there should be because you just used it. Similar to the morons that hop on the boards and gripe about X product because it is ridiculous that a company charges 100 bucks for a suspension bracket that has 3 bucks worth of steel in it and then spends 50 hours duplicating it to save 97 dollars.

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Second, it's still fully operational. So is it comparable? At this point in time I don't see how one could argue otherwise. For my use, seems comparable enough, until it stops working. And from the sound of it from the other informed guy in the thread, if my failure is only a solenoid, it should still be considered comparable.
Didn't my spiffing up equate to upgrades to a winch that was operational similar to putting a lift kit and bigger tires on a Sammy?

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I suppose I'm missing the point, I haven't spiffed up my src8...and it still pulls. But yes, when it fails, I will adapt. I imagine I'll still be interested in the Engo due to the specs and performance having equalled winches that run 3x the price and yet to hear anything to the contrary about them. Frankly, I always wanted a Ramsey simply because they are headquartered here.

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I suppose I'm missing the point, I haven't spiffed up my src8...and it still pulls. But yes, when it fails, I will adapt. I imagine I'll still be interested in the Engo due to the specs and performance having equalled winches that run 3x the price and yet to hear anything to the contrary about them. Frankly, I always wanted a Ramsey simply because they are headquartered here.
The Ramsey industrial is likely on more tow trucks than any winch out there unless it's another one of those regional things and this is the only area where they use them. Having worked at an auto shop before, I paid attention to the winch brands and never saw anything but a Ramsey on them.

Yeah, the point was that although a Sammy is cheaper like your winch, you can spruce it similar to how you can spruce up your winch if you wish and at the end of the day, neither will be a Jeep or a Warn.

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The Ramsey industrial is likely on more tow trucks than any winch out there unless it's another one of those regional things and this is the only area where they use them. Having worked at an auto shop before, I paid attention to the winch brands and never saw anything but a Ramsey on them.

Yeah, the point was that although a Sammy is cheaper like your winch, you can spruce it similar to how you can spruce up your winch if you wish and at the end of the day, neither will be a Jeep or a Warn.
The Jeep VS 4x4 X means nothing when most "Jeeps" are only a partial frame and few body panels.

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The Jeep VS 4x4 X means nothing when most "Jeeps" are only a partial frame and few body panels.

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I'm not sure of your education background but I am sure that your definition of "most" is not accurate.

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I'm not sure of your education background but I am sure that your definition of "most" is not accurate.
Sarcasm failed to come thru

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Its a samurai, so a Warn ATV is fine. Lol

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I had a 12k o n my sammi

I had i think 6 jeeps at once, then to 1 as my dd and its gone now. The sammi is gone as well, working on a tracker project now. Most jeeps cant get where i need to go when im elk hunting.

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