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Unread 03-18-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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which winch do I have?

Does anyone know where the numbers are on a Warn winch to identify it

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Unread 03-18-2012, 07:06 PM   #2
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Typically there is an aluminum plate under the clutch lever with the model in big letters on it. You can also go to www.warn.com to see if any winches in there look like yours.
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Unread 03-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #3
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I looked on Warns website but I didnt see any like mine...also asked on another forum and someone thought it might be a different brand winch with a Warn sticker on it. I just bought this Jeep and it was already on there so I have no idea what it is.
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How about you take a pic of it and post a link? there's lots of smart guys here that could probably tell you what it is.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:00 AM   #5
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Here is a pic of my winch
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I looked on Warns website but I didnt see any like mine...also asked on another forum and someone thought it might be a different brand winch with a Warn sticker on it.
That was me. I am that somebody!

I thought it looked like the Harbor Freight winch I have on my car trailer due to the clutch lever. I went and took a pic of it to compare with yours.

Looks similar.

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Unread 03-19-2012, 10:53 AM   #7
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Yea that's an HF winch... So is the mounting plate. I have the same one... well, the 10,000.

I can say with 100% certainty, it's not a Warn.

The 8000/8500 winches came with 5/16" cable, and the 10,000 winches came with 3/8"... depending on your cable, you could have any of those winches because they all look identical in pictures for the most part.
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there's lots of smart guys here that could probably tell you what it is.
ohh the irony...



winch has already been identified
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Unread 03-19-2012, 12:27 PM   #9
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HaHa...I cant believe someone would put a Warn sticker on there....oh well it seems to work just fine anyways
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Unread 03-19-2012, 12:28 PM   #10
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That sticker is coming off now
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That sticker is coming off now
No! That will make it operate slower and become less reliable.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 12:40 PM   #12
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The good thing is that it's my first winch so I don't know any better yet. I hope it doesn't leave me stuck somewhere up in the mountains all by myself where id have to live like Tom Hanks in that movie...forget the name of it....I wont go up there without my soccer ball that's for sure
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No! That will make it operate slower and become less reliable.
My experience has been the opposite. I bought a new XRC8 winch for my Jeep. When it was two years old, the stickers on it were faded and wearing off. I was at a Jeep Jamboree and a guy was running around passing out stickers.
He gave me a Warn sticker and told me to put it on my winch because it will work better.

I think the sticker put unrealistic expectations on my Chinese winch. It died the next trip out.
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The good thing is that it's my first winch so I don't know any better yet. I hope it doesn't leave me stuck somewhere up in the mountains all by myself where id have to live like Tom Hanks in that movie...forget the name of it....I wont go up there without my soccer ball that's for sure
Cast Away.

I have only had to use my HF like half a dozen times, and with the exception of it sitting in storage for like the last 9mnths, I took the cable out and wound it back in once a week, to make sure all the contacts weren't getting all nasty and non conductive. I'm not a hard core wheeler, so it works ok for me... just loud and slow. If you're going on like a serious trip... not sure I'd trust it. I really only bought it because, where I was wheeling, I knew a tow truck would cost me over $600 if I got stuck... so just by using it the very first time, it paid for itself twice, so to me, the $300 for a half assed winch was justified. I don;t go anywhere alone really anymore, so if I had to buy another tomorrow, it'd probably be a Warn or a Superwinch.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 10:04 AM   #15
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Yeah I should probably run the cable out and see what's up. I'm not too hard core either..so it should be ok for now. My next one will be a little better quality though
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