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post #31 of 66 Old 07-26-2007, 08:52 PM
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i will be getting one of these soon for the JK. i think it can handle the wheeling stuff i do


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post #32 of 66 Old 02-01-2008, 05:57 AM
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Mega Winch Shootout!

In J Rations standard issue 8 they tested 7 winches (Bulldog, Superwinch, Chicago Electric, T-Max, Ramsey, Mile Marker, and Warn). Out Of all 7 Chicago Electric finished 3rd, Superwinch, 2nd and Warn took 1st place. the cheapest finished with the best and never broke just was slow. I do have the SmittyBilt winch and have only had to use it once to pull a buddy out of the mud but it worked great.

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post #33 of 66 Old 10-28-2008, 07:22 AM
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With their new 5.5hp series wound motor these winches are hard to beat in the $300 price range.

We've sold several of them and have yet to have one come back.

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post #34 of 66 Old 10-28-2008, 01:55 PM
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Hi, I installed mine a month ago, only used it three times but it worked great for me, and I spent the other Warn Monies on skid plate, led tail lights n' a shovel to dig my way out if I burn it up.
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post #35 of 66 Old 05-20-2009, 03:11 PM
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5.5 XRC Comp series Winch

Hey i just bought one.. stainless fairlead, 100 feet of 8000lb synthetic rope. And a free winch cover. $399 on 4wd.com I just started upgrading my TJ and am Stoked!

http://www.smittybilt.com/docs/new_p..._XRC8final.pdf


What do you guys think? Thank's from a newbie to the site..
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post #36 of 66 Old 05-21-2009, 10:20 AM
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Hey i just bought one.. stainless fairlead, 100 feet of 8000lb synthetic rope. And a free winch cover. $399 on 4wd.com I just started upgrading my TJ and am Stoked!

http://www.smittybilt.com/docs/new_p..._XRC8final.pdf


What do you guys think? Thank's from a newbie to the site..
A few things. The fairlead is not stainless, it's billet aluminum.
There is no rating on the rope that I could find.

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post #37 of 66 Old 05-21-2009, 12:55 PM
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Hey

I spoke to the people at smittybilt.. This is the rope..

http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=42338

It sells for 200 bucks on 4wd.com..

MrBlaine,
You are right its not stainless. I am new to this. I think the winch looks sweet and from the reviews that i have read it works very well also. I am so excited to recieve it.

400 bucks for a 8000 pound winch with synthetic rope.. I cant wait!
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post #38 of 66 Old 05-21-2009, 09:35 PM
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I spoke to the people at smittybilt.. This is the rope..

http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=42338

It sells for 200 bucks on 4wd.com..

MrBlaine,
You are right its not stainless. I am new to this. I think the winch looks sweet and from the reviews that i have read it works very well also. I am so excited to recieve it.

400 bucks for a 8000 pound winch with synthetic rope.. I cant wait!
They say the rope is rated for 8000 lbs. If you dig around on real synthetic rope sites like Samson Rope, Viking Offroad et al, you will find that an 8000 lb rated line is very small. The only line I can find that's rated at 8000 lbs is 1/4" in diameter which is usually reserved for large UTV's, ATV's and SxS's.

Not picking on you or your happiness, but they need to label this stuff a bit better. Just because it's blue rope, doesn't mean it's good blue rope.

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post #39 of 66 Old 05-22-2009, 11:36 AM
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I've wondered the same thing^^^^...because breaking strength on 3/8" AmSteel line is 19,600#....? That's a lot of difference...seems insufficiant to me to have only 8,000#

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post #40 of 66 Old 05-26-2009, 09:50 AM
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Blue rope...

I'm still excited to get the winch.. I hope the rope works out.. I was considering getting the metal line and then decided go with this package.. I hope i did not make a bad decision. I'm not in anyway a hardcore off road person.. A little here, a little there. Upstate NY has rough winters so pulling myself or a friend out of a ditch might be the most likely use..

Thanks for the input regardless... ill remember the line is not that strong when im using it. I hope i dont snap it!
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post #41 of 66 Old 05-26-2009, 06:40 PM
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It has been a great little winch!!!




Just let me get my hands on the guys that decided to install torx bolts on JEEPS!
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Used mine twice this weekend, once to pull a tree out that was blocking the trail and once to pull myself out, worked like a champ both times.

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post #43 of 66 Old 05-28-2009, 02:57 PM
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xrc 8 holding up

my xrc8 has been performing well, so far. its mounted on my 96 f-150 since they hit the market. i just decided to buy the newer version,xrc8 competion series w/synthetic for my TJ. for $400 i thought its worth a shot,especially since synthetic cable/rope alone is about $200. i ordered from 4wd.com,and right now it has an instant $50 rebate and free cover. as far as the chinese thing goes, nearly every manufacturer has gone that route,except some high end brands and model. a comparable domestic winch to the one i just ordered would probably be $900+. hell,even the imfamous T-Max from the land down under has gone to a lot of china stuff.
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post #44 of 66 Old 05-31-2009, 12:31 AM
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a few of the guys around here have it.... has worked to pull everyone out of some deep **** so far, just a little on the slow side, but it works fine
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post #45 of 66 Old 05-31-2009, 09:00 AM
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xrc8 correction

i think some of the early post on the smitty xrc8 comp. series and original stated a magnetic type motor. my specs say a series wound motor,which run cooler.

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