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Unread 02-06-2008, 11:11 AM   #1
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What is best WINCH for the money????

I want to get a winch and don't have a clue how the integration works. I don't want to spend a ton of money for I will not be off roading that much, but wanting it more for looks as well as purpose if I needed it. How do they work, are they wired to the inside of the jeep or remote??? Any input and suggestions will be appreciated.. Thanks

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Unread 02-06-2008, 11:43 AM   #2
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I drive my Jeep every day but I play very hard with it on the weekends so I need a winch that I can leave home or use it in the front or read of my Jeep. So I went with the Champion 10,000 it works great and was under $400. bucks.





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Unread 02-06-2008, 12:08 PM   #3
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Here we go.........

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Unread 02-06-2008, 12:52 PM   #4
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well every person is going to tell you about their winch so your going to get nowhere with this. Best thing is to go to the top, click SEARCH and type in "winch".

As far as wire system goes... The winch it self usually goes to postive and negative termial of your battery. Depending on design there might be wires between the solenoid and the winch. Winches come with a wire remote but you can by wireless remote or if your real snazzy people have wired up switches in cab to use the winch.
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Unread 02-06-2008, 02:16 PM   #5
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I but wanting it more for looks as well as purpose if I needed it.
IMO, getting a winch so you look cooler is stupid, but if you want one, and price is an issue, get one from harbor freight. they are cheap, and they work.
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Unread 02-06-2008, 02:18 PM   #6
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Agree you have opened a can of worms with this question. 1) Go thru all the posts in this section and you will see plenty of info of who feels what is best for what amount of money. 2) For good winch info: Go to page 2 of this section and look for the thread that starts " New Smittybilt..........." then go to post #8 and click on that link. The link has great beginning knowledge about winches, types,hookups. cjc
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Unread 02-06-2008, 02:42 PM   #7
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Here is an interesting winch torture test:
http://www.moabjeeper.com/articles/g...?articleID=353

If your on a budget, may people have had luck with the Harbor Freight winch (chicago electric) although slow, it works. I think it doesnt get much better than the Warn M8000 for bang for the buck as you can usually get them shipped for about $500, and its a Warn.
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Unread 02-06-2008, 03:16 PM   #8
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That's what I was thinkng.
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Unread 02-06-2008, 03:26 PM   #9
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For MY money...
Heavy duty Warn XD9000I with a syn rope and in cab controls.

I snow wheel so I need a reliable heavy duty winch. One I can use 12 times in one day. One that will work every time for years, One that pulls faster than 3 1/2 feet a minute.

Winches...
You get what you pay for...

Cheap=cheap
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Winches...
You get what you pay for...

Cheap=cheap


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For MY money...
Heavy duty Warn XD9000I with a syn rope and in cab controls.
http://www.winchtest.com/

fascinating report
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http://www.winchtest.com/

fascinating report
For some reason a report on winch testing of a Warn Winch tested by Mile Marker seems to by less than objective. And the fact that the site sells a Mile Marker brand video on the 'testing' pretty much dilutes the tests credibility IMO.
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Unread 02-07-2008, 09:54 AM   #13
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It depends on the user and what you do with it. I have used my XRC-8 to pull a few folks out of the snow as well as some around the shop/house uses. I will see very little trail time (4-5 times a year) and will not be doing anything super aggressive.



Bang for the buck, I am very happy with this setup. If I were to have to trust my life to a winch, I would probably go Warn - but this works for what I do.
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http://www.winchtest.com/

fascinating report
I saw that
Mile marker made that test. What a joke. There was a thread on here somewhere about that test and how "fair" it was. I think MM even admitted to a fixed test.
Did you read this test? Mile marker didn't even finnish!http://www.moabjeeper.com/articles/g...?articleID=353

I've seen "those" winches in action, in trail conditions.
I'll take my Warn.

Last weekend, in fact...Both vids are excactly the same spot on trail.

The first vid is my winch,a Warn XD-9000I. The second is a MM mosfet 9000 pound winch, brand new with a syn rope(not a cheap setup).
Notice the pulling speed. The MM is useing a snatch block, as it kept stalling out.(yes I know that slows the pull by half, but notice I am not useing a snatch block).

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Unread 02-07-2008, 03:13 PM   #15
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If your wanting one for looks, just get a cheap one from ebay
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