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Unread 11-13-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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So I am thinking of getting a winch for the CJ this XMass . .

And I am undecided as to which one. I want an integrated model. It is for the CJ-7. I am looking at the 700-800 dollar range. These are the two I was looking at:


http://www.quadratec.com/products/92136_0200_07.htm

vs.


http://www.quadratec.com/products/92140_0212_07.htm

So basically, is the Warn 'worth' the 100 dollar premium over the Superwinch? Which one would you choose?

And that leads to another question. If the Superwinch, why not this model for 15 dollars more? It is much more powerful.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/92140_0216.htm

I think any of those winches would be excellent choices, but I am undecided. I don't do any heavy wheeling, but I enjoy taking the CJ in the woods. I just want a good quality winch. Thanks

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Unread 11-13-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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How much does your jeep weigh? The warn is 8500#, the first superwinch is 9500#, and the last superwinch is 12500#.

Other than that info, I'm jumping in to see what others have to say. I've been researching winch brands, too.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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How much does your jeep weigh? The warn is 8500#, the first superwinch is 9500#, and the last superwinch is 12500#.

Other than that info, I'm jumping in to see what others have to say. I've been researching winch brands, too.
I really have no idea how much it weighs. It's a CJ7 with 33s and a 258. Don't really have an idea on weight, but I would think that 8000 pounds would be fine. I asked about the 9.5 vs 12.5, because for 15 bucks, why not? Right? Would it be a drawback to have TOO much winch? Thanks. There are so many winch choices that it took a while to narrow it down to just a few.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 06:26 PM   #4
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On a CJ you got to run a used Warn 8274 it just belongs on a CJ.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 08:56 PM   #5
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More winch than you need leaves more options when you use it. For instance if you were to anchor your jeep and then recover a larger vehicle.

Sharp looking jeep!
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Unread 11-13-2012, 09:01 PM   #6
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I'd get a used 8274 and re-build it, it'll save you a couple hundred bucks and be way more dependable.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 06:27 AM   #7
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I really would prefer a new winch versus buying something old and hoping everything works correctly. But, are there places that would restore/rebuild a 8274? Seems like it would get expensive fast as the cheap used 8274s are still 500 bucks.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 09:04 AM   #8
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Superwinch Talon pull rating per layer on drum:



Warn Zeon 8:

Pull by layer
layer/Lbs(Kgs.)

1/8000(3629)
2/6777(3074)
3/5878(2666)
4/5189 (2353)

Personally, I'd go with a Warn. But if you compare the Zeon 8 vs the Superwinch 9.5 and 12.5, the Superwinch is going to pull more per layer of the drum. That is expected since those Superwinch models are rated higher... Spend a little more and get a Zeon 10 imo.

Zeon 10:

Pull by layer
layer/Lbs(Kgs.)

1/10000(4536)
2/8245(3740)
3/7014(3181)
4/6103 (2768)
5/5402 (2450)

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CJs are light though. In all reality a 8k winch will do just fine.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 07:12 AM   #9
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The one that weighs the least
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Unread 11-18-2012, 12:10 PM   #10
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The one that weighs the least
That's a big reason why I wouldn't want the 8274. That thing looks big and heavy.

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Unread 11-18-2012, 12:10 PM   #11
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Sharp looking jeep!
Thanks man.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #12
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I'm thinking about an 8274 for my cj7. Just seems to be the right fit for a "vintage" Jeep to me IMO. Now I just need to scrap up the dough
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Unread 11-18-2012, 07:01 PM   #13
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I buy winches for looks too, the 8247 looks like it provides excellent air flow to the rad...
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Unread 11-19-2012, 04:24 PM   #14
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An 8,000 lb. winch has more than enough capacity for your CJ or a Wrangler. I'd go for the American manufactured Warn, both Superwinches you asked about are imported from China.
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Unread 11-19-2012, 05:19 PM   #15
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Really? I was hoping they were made right down the street from me in CT. Where does it say where it is made?
http://www.superwinch.com/p/talon-9-...2v?pp=12&pp=12
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