Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: S. Georgia/N. Florida
I bought my M8000 new, bought my 9000i used, but I knew the original owner, knew the winch was only on his truck less than two years and that he'd only used it once. That, coupled with the fact that he was willing to trade it for basically $300 in ammunition was a clincher for me.
My old man bought a used M8274 when I was in junior high (early '80s) and he's still got it, had to rebuild it maybe 8 years ago, but it's been on four different trucks he's had and still works.
I'd probably not mess with a used chinese winch, unless someone was gonna 100 dollar it and it looked to be in real good shape...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
Old Man Emu HD coils, 265/65/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Warn M8000, home made light bar, Cepek 130 watt lights, Hella 500s
CURRENTLY REBUILDING THE 4.7 HO ENGINE