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Unread 10-13-2011, 04:42 AM   #16
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How long and how extensively has you used your winch?

I'm getting a JKU Rubicon - adding front and rear off-road bumpers (so it'll be a little heavier than stock).

I was thinking about cutting costs and getting the warn M8000 (like you have), but the dealer recommended the 9500.

Here are my options:
Warn M 8000 (82202191ac) = $825
Warn XD9000i (82202612ac) = $1135
Warn 9.5ti (82209325ac) = $1375

Any thoughts on which I should go with. I'll do some off roading, not entirely sure how many situations I'll be in that will require a winch, but I want one just in case... I guess having one makes you prone to needing it

Thanks for the advice.
I bought my winch used for $300 and that was about a year ago. It has already paid for itself in my opinion. It was a little rough looking when I got it but it worked so I bolted it on and wired it up. I'm kicking myself for not tearing into it when I first got it and cleaning it up.

As for which winch you should go with, that's up to you. The Warn M8000 has an external control box while the others have their solenoids internally stored plus the added pulling capacity. If you don't do any major rock crawling and don't get into sticky situations then get the Warn M8000. I burned up my winch motor by pulling my buddies massive CJ-7 100' up a 50 degree slope. Mine overheated and started melting the varnish on the windings.

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Unread 10-13-2011, 07:38 AM   #17
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In case anyone cares or if someone stumbles on this in a search, here's the write-ups I've been using for the rebuild.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f27/h...m8000-1260695/

http://4x4preservation.com/forums/showthread.php?t=381

http://www.wanderingtrail.com/Repair...warnwinch.html

http://4wdjeep.com/winch.htm
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Unread 10-13-2011, 10:04 AM   #18
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How long and how extensively has you used your winch?

I'm getting a JKU Rubicon - adding front and rear off-road bumpers (so it'll be a little heavier than stock).

I was thinking about cutting costs and getting the warn M8000 (like you have), but the dealer recommended the 9500.

Here are my options:
Warn M 8000 (82202191ac) = $825
Warn XD9000i (82202612ac) = $1135
Warn 9.5ti (82209325ac) = $1375

Any thoughts on which I should go with. I'll do some off roading, not entirely sure how many situations I'll be in that will require a winch, but I want one just in case... I guess having one makes you prone to needing it

Thanks for the advice.
the general rule of thumb with winches is to get one that is rated for at least 2x the weight of your vehicle. my YJ for instance weighs in right around 3,500 lbs. so an M8000 (which I have) is perfect. Not sure what the JKs weigh in at but I'm sure you can find that easily enough. And bigger is better so if your right on the bubble (say the JK weighs in at 4k lbs) i'd go up one size just to be on the safe side with the 9k winch
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Unread 10-13-2011, 01:12 PM   #19
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Our rule of thumb:

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) x 1.5 = minimum pulling capacity.

Perkalater79, don't forget about our VR8000, VR10000, and VR12000 winches. They'll be less expensive than the M8000.
http://www.warn.com/truck/winches/en..._winches.shtml


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Unread 10-14-2011, 10:55 AM   #20
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I remember the M8000 was 450 when I bought several years ago. It's funny how the price jumped back to regular price after the VR series came out.
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Unread 10-14-2011, 05:28 PM   #21
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You know, they have electrical motor rebuild shops and I would assume Georgia had a few.
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Unread 10-14-2011, 11:15 PM   #22
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I remember the M8000 was 450 when I bought several years ago. It's funny how the price jumped back to regular price after the VR series came out.
I remember when gas was a dollar. The BK whopper was a buck, and a 2bedroom appartment went for $400/mo

those were the days of 3.25/min wage
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Unread 10-15-2011, 04:50 AM   #23
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I remember when gas was a dollar. The BK whopper was a buck, and a 2bedroom appartment went for $400/mo

those were the days of 3.25/min wage
So true. We forget how wages were also quite lower in the days when things cost so less.
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You know, they have electrical motor rebuild shops and I would assume Georgia had a few.
I found a few in Atlanta but at the same time the housing is rusted and everything is charred. If I lived closer to a shop I'd go by and see what they thought. I might call and see what they say.

Edit: I also need to consider that it might cost around $50 for a rebuild or more plus the hour to drive there and an hour to drive back or I can get a brand new motor for $99 shipped to my door.
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I found a few in Atlanta but at the same time the housing is rusted and everything is charred. If I lived closer to a shop I'd go by and see what they thought. I might call and see what they say.

Edit: I also need to consider that it might cost around $50 for a rebuild or more plus the hour to drive there and an hour to drive back or I can get a brand new motor for $99 shipped to my door.
Oh wow. Given those options and the condition of you're winch I'd buy a new motor. Seems awfully cheap considering the price of a new winch.

Ps. I went with 9000. Mostly because the cable was longer. For $300 I thought 1000 lbs and 50' extra cable was worth it.
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I remember when gas was a dollar. The BK whopper was a buck, and a 2bedroom appartment went for $400/mo

those were the days of 3.25/min wage
A dollar sucks. I remember when I started driving gas was 88 cents
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I remember in the Fifties that gas was 19 cents a gallon, a one bedroom apt was $25 a month in NYC, cigarettes were 10 cents a pack and the minimum wage was 25 cents an hour!
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I need to find a female pin connector. One of mine was caved in on itself which would explain why the controller would sporadically not work. I'm hoping I can find something at Radioshack.


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Unread 10-18-2011, 05:42 PM   #29
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I got another question guys.

I've read others throwing out the idea of using a 6 HP motor to replace the M8000 4.2 HP motor. Can anyone confirm this? I'm going to keep researching since I haven't bought the motor yet. I'm still waiting on the rebuild kit from Warn. It should be here tomorrow. I've gotten everything else painted I just need the gaskets and bushings now.
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Unread 10-19-2011, 12:43 PM   #30
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I need to find a female pin connector. One of mine was caved in on itself which would explain why the controller would sporadically not work. I'm hoping I can find something at Radioshack.


I would think that you could use the pin from a trailer connector, but I don't know for sure.

Also, you might want to check out Pierce Sales. You can get a solenoid pack (2 double throw continuous duty solenoids that are intended for industrial winches) as well as the plug, remote, and solenoid to motor cables all for $60... Even if you just used the plug and the controller, that's not a bad deal and you'd have a backup option for your solenoids.

Here is a link... http://www.piercesales.com/Solenoid-...e-p/ctl013.htm
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