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Unread 11-18-2011, 12:24 PM   #1
UnlimitedJDB
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Superwinch LP8500 for $320..Good deal?

I'm in the marked for a decent low use winch, and before you all say "get a used warn" I have looked and there is nothing locally right now, and I'm not into buy a used winch sight unseen.

ANYWAYS, CT just had LP8500 on sale for $320 and were out of stock, but I have a rain check so now I have time to decide if it is a good buy. Seems like a good winch for the price and the reviews are mixed, but no red flags, so the question is: For $320 will this winch perform well enough for 3-4 times a year user?

Option B is a Titan, but it is $200 more, and might be overkill for my needs.

Thoughts?

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Unread 11-18-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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That's a decent winch, especially for the price. I have the Superwinch Epi9 and it has never let me down.
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Unread 11-18-2011, 01:26 PM   #3
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I run that exact same winch and it's been fine for me. No problems so far any of the times I've used it. Can seem a little slow on longer pulls but I would get it again if this one broke.
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Unread 11-18-2011, 02:44 PM   #4
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Ok, well that is enough to make me want to go for it. And the supplier has a really good return policy so it's worth a shot.

Thanks for the input.
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