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post #16 of Old 11-19-2012, 05:28 PM
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Superwinch only makes their X9 and S9000 in the U.S. now, all the rest of their winches now come from China.


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post #17 of Old 11-19-2012, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Superwinch only makes their X9 and S9000 in the U.S. now, all the rest of their winches now come from China.
Wow, that was the big reason I was looking at this price range. I was hoping to be getting a US made winch. I am surprised that a 1000 dollar msrp winch, from a company in CT, is made in China. Thanks. Looks like the Warn is the one for me. I can't think of another US made winch in the 700-800 dollar range.
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Is that S9000 a good winch? I just found some for sale for really cheap. I don't know anything about it. Thanks. It does look kind of cool.
http://www.superwinch.com/p/s9000-9-...2v?pp=12&pp=12
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post #20 of Old 11-28-2012, 11:10 AM
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post #21 of Old 11-28-2012, 12:33 PM
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Superwinch only makes their X9 and S9000 in the U.S. now, all the rest of their winches now come from China.
What about Ramsey? Looks like the Patriot 8000 and 9500 are "Made in the USA" according to their website. Even their cheaper Rep and Patriot Profile say "Made in the USA". I have also been told many tow companies use them Ramsey which gives me some convidence that they are reliable.

The Patriot 8000 with 12' wire remote is on sale for $650 at Quadratec right now (have to add to cart to see sale price). At that price I am really considering getting it. Please let me know if I should stay away.

http://www.ramsey.com/winches/patrio...ml#autostories

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On a CJ you got to run a used Warn 8274 it just belongs on a CJ.
Indeed...I bought mine for about $250 or so and re-did it. Here is a little photobucket album I put together.

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post #23 of Old 12-04-2012, 06:59 PM
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What about Ramsey? Looks like the Patriot 8000 and 9500 are "Made in the USA" according to their website. Even their cheaper Rep and Patriot Profile say "Made in the USA". I have also been told many tow companies use them Ramsey which gives me some convidence that they are reliable.

The Patriot 8000 with 12' wire remote is on sale for $650 at Quadratec right now (have to add to cart to see sale price). At that price I am really considering getting it. Please let me know if I should stay away.

http://www.ramsey.com/winches/patrio...ml#autostories

http://www.quadratec.com/products/92142_003_07.htm
So far as I know, Ramsey still makes their winches here in the U.S.

That said, a friend I wheeled with for years had a major problem with Ramsey & his Ramsey winch that soured me on them. He had a fairly new Ramsey that failed during normal offroad use. After sending it in for the expected repair under warranty (it was less than a year old), he was shocked that Ramsey refused to repair it under warranty, curtly saying that it had to have been abused for it to have failed that soon in the way it did. To me, they were just asinine over the issue. Knowing him personally & having heard from him first-hand what happened, I'll never buy a Ramsey winch. US-made or not.

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post #24 of Old 12-05-2012, 12:01 PM
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When I had my CJ7 (13 years) I ran it with a Warn 8000 until I sold it to a friend for his ford truck. He is using it to this day and it still works like new. Oh and by the way, Warn has outstanding customer service to boot, bar none.
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So far as I know, Ramsey still makes their winches here in the U.S.

That said, a friend I wheeled with for years had a major problem with Ramsey & his Ramsey winch that soured me on them. He had a fairly new Ramsey that failed during normal offroad use. After sending it in for the expected repair under warranty (it was less than a year old), he was shocked that Ramsey refused to repair it under warranty, curtly saying that it had to have been abused for it to have failed that soon in the way it did. To me, they were just asinine over the issue. Knowing him personally & having heard from him first-hand what happened, I'll never buy a Ramsey winch. US-made or not.
Thanks for the response. Customer service goes a long way with me and that just sounds like awful to me. Guess I'll hold out for the Warn. You feel the M8000 is a good, solid winch? It's $650 like the Ramsey I mentioned but slower. However, it's not like I'm racing so speeds isn't as big of a concern and better than having nothing and always relying on someone else. Or how about the cheaper VR8000 for light duty trail use?

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rebuilt 8274's for $750. http://hermtheoverdriveguy.com/?page_id=2087

he will sell you a rebuilt bellview for $400.
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post #27 of Old 12-06-2012, 11:05 AM
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Thanks for the response. Customer service goes a long way with me and that just sounds like awful to me. Guess I'll hold out for the Warn. You feel the M8000 is a good, solid winch? It's $650 like the Ramsey I mentioned but slower. However, it's not like I'm racing so speeds isn't as big of a concern and better than having nothing and always relying on someone else. Or how about the cheaper VR8000 for light duty trail use?
Absolutely the M8000 is a very good solid winch. The VR8000 would be good too but I'd choose the M8000 if both were in front of me.

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post #28 of Old 12-07-2012, 07:20 AM
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Has anyone bought/used the new Quadratec q9500i, and if so do how well does it perform?
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post #29 of Old 12-07-2012, 07:33 AM
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Lots of good prices on Warn winches here.
I would go with the Warn, easier to get parts for if you need them.
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