Superwinch EPi9.0 or Warn 9.5ti
I have got my winch choices narrowed down to Superwinch EPi9.0 or Warn 9.5ti. I will not be rock crawling. I go through mud, and when the flood comes from the hurricanes, I go through water. Basically, the JK is going to be a hurricane ready vehicle. My main requirement is getting a winch that will hold up in salt water. I know it's electric and no electric winch is really water proof. Some are more water resistant to others though. It also gets very hot down here, so heat might be another factor for me. I don't care about speed because I will never be in a hurry winching and will not be racing or doing any other competition.
I made a chart in excel that I did a screen capture of to show comparisons of popular winches. The prices are rough and I have seen some of these models priced and higher and lower than what the chart shows, but the prices are about average. $599 + shipping is the lowest I found on the Superwinch and on the Warn 9.5ti, the lowest I found was $975 with free shipping. To me these two models are very close in performance. I am leaning towards the superwinch because it draws less current than the Warn. It's also substantially cheaper. On the other hand, Warn is the more dominant brand. I thought about going hydraulic, but decided not to and do not intend to discuss that further.
2014 JKU Copperhead Pearl
Too many mods to list. Too awesome to sell.