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Unread 06-06-2007, 05:20 PM   #16
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I guess you are right. It's just a poser winch. I should just sit back like everyone else and continually post and bash a product based what other people have said, without having first hand experience.

I have already said that it is probably not comparable to a Warn, apparently nothing is. But maybe for the person that needs a winch and does not have a lot of money laying around, this could be a good option. We will never know however, if no one actually tries it out.

Strange how someone offers to actually spend their hard earned money to buy and test a product, while at the same time offering to write a review that is of actual first hand experience, and they just get put down by someone who thinks they are being funny by posting a smart *** comment. You, sir, need to grow up.
Did I say you were a poser? No. Was I being a smart ***? Yes. Just saying, if someone was going to pose, get the cheapest winch you can. I've seen poser Jeeps with Warns w/factory wrap.(unused)
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If it works for a couple times then breaks, o well. I'm only out $300 and I guess I know for sure that it is crap
Go ahead and get it, but don't on here when your out $300 or your rig is stuck.


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Unread 06-06-2007, 05:28 PM   #17
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Don't worry about what people tell you. Get whatever winch you can afford. I know people that have been running Harbor Freight $299.00 winches for years without any problems. Good luck on your winch hunt.
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Unread 07-05-2007, 01:18 PM   #18
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Hey did you ever end up getting this winch? I want to be a poser and am thinking of this one as well! Actually, I don't do much off roading but I do spend a lot of time driving on the beaches here in Mazatlan so I've never needed a winch but you just never know. If it fails to pull me out of the sand I don't think I'll die so I guess I can be crazy and risk buying a cheap winch (that I may or may not use much) rather than spending $1000 on the "cool guy's" winch.

BTW- when buying a winch do you have to look for a specific bumper? I'm looking at a shrockworks if that's not too overly poser.
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Unread 07-10-2007, 03:34 AM   #19
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And last a hell of a lot longer.
Ditto. I wore out my magnets twice already........
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Unread 07-12-2007, 12:47 PM   #20
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when buying a winch do you have to look for a specific bumper? I'm looking at a shrockworks if that's not too overly poser.
Almost all "common" winches (the smittybuilt one, the warn M8000, 9000 whatever) have a 10″ x 4.5″ bolt pattern. most winch plates have the holes drilled for this setup so all you do is bolt that sucker on and you are ready to winch some stuff. you do have to make sure the bumper comes with a winch plate though. schrockworks has one built in - im waiting for mine to show up right now. good luck!!
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Unread 07-19-2007, 07:37 PM   #21
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i thought it was a a "series wound permanaent magnet" motor like the cheaper mile mearkers?

if anyone can post information on the winch... like specific specs... please do.... useless opinions are just that: useless.
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Unread 07-20-2007, 09:02 AM   #22
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I'm interested in hearing some first hand experience as well...
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Unread 07-22-2007, 07:51 AM   #23
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Installed one yesterday

Installed mine yesterday, it seems decent enough for what I would need a winch for. It was somewhat of a tight fit on my OR-Fab bumper and I had to modify the control box mount.

One thing that seemed odd to me, there is arrow shaped decal that says "Spool wire rope onto drum in this direction".....Out of the box, the cable is wound just the opposite.

Line speed in is noticeably faster than line speed out with the cable wound as it is.....does this sound right to you winch guru's?, or should the directional line speed be just the opposite? Maybe they placed the decal on backwards.

After I got it hooked up, it seems to work fine and I pulled the XJ across the yard to seat the cable nice and tight.



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Unread 07-22-2007, 01:03 PM   #24
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Installed mine yesterday, it seems decent enough for what I would need a winch for. It was somewhat of a tight fit on my OR-Fab bumper and I had to modify the control box mount.

One thing that seemed odd to me, there is arrow shaped decal that says "Spool wire rope onto drum in this direction".....Out of the box, the cable is wound just the opposite.

Line speed in is noticeably faster than line speed out with the cable wound as it is.....does this sound right to you winch guru's?, or should the directional line speed be just the opposite? Maybe they placed the decal on backwards.

After I got it hooked up, it seems to work fine and I pulled the XJ across the yard to seat the cable nice and tight.



Click-free. Can't answer your question, but I'm interested on it's performance. The control box comes with unit? Because I didn't see it on the ad.
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Click-free. Can't answer your question, but I'm interested on it's performance. The control box comes with unit? Because I didn't see it on the ad.
Yep, it comes complete with control box and the roller fairlead. It seems pretty solid so far just goofing around the yard with it. When I'm buried up to the headlights, we'll see how well it does then.
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Installed mine yesterday, it seems decent enough for what I would need a winch for. It was somewhat of a tight fit on my OR-Fab bumper and I had to modify the control box mount.

One thing that seemed odd to me, there is arrow shaped decal that says "Spool wire rope onto drum in this direction".....Out of the box, the cable is wound just the opposite.

Line speed in is noticeably faster than line speed out with the cable wound as it is.....does this sound right to you winch guru's?, or should the directional line speed be just the opposite? Maybe they placed the decal on backwards.

After I got it hooked up, it seems to work fine and I pulled the XJ across the yard to seat the cable nice and tight.




Just be sure the winch cable is being wound to the bottom of the drum, not to the top.

Under it should spool in faster than it spools out because when it spools out it is working against the load holding brake. When spooling in, it is not working against the brake.

Bear in mind while you spool out, you will create a decent amount heat from the brake. When you need to spool out your cable, best to free spool it when ever possible.
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Looks good! Now go get stuck!
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Just be sure the winch cable is being wound to the bottom of the drum, not to the top.

Under it should spool in faster than it spools out because when it spools out it is working against the load holding brake. When spooling in, it is not working against the brake.

Bear in mind while you spool out, you will create a decent amount heat from the brake. When you need to spool out your cable, best to free spool it when ever possible.
Is it possible they have the internal brake set up so that the line spools over the top?

That arrow is very misleading if it's not set up that way.
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Big-n-Broke-YJ Just got his today, and he has already torn it apart to see how it works. Here's the thread in the YJ section.

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Is it possible they have the internal brake set up so that the line spools over the top?

That arrow is very misleading if it's not set up that way.
Wouldn't it stress the mount bolts many times harder spooled over the top??? It would be trying to pry itself off the mount as it pulled, versus pulling itself into the mount when spooled under. I just always assumed that theory is why you can pull so much on four little bolts.
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