Suggest you look at the JP Magazine website for their winch shootout...good info there. Remote solenoids are mounted in a separate housing from the winch, ie a Warn M8000 like I have, and integrated solenoid is mounted within the winch frame itself like a Warn 9.5cti...and integral solenoid is much better protected from water contamination and shorting compared to the remote solenoid mount. So, if you plan on any underwater winching, the later is better...lol. Hope this helps. I am a Warn fan, but there are other good products out there depending upon your needs, budget and type of driving, etc...Let me just say, when I need a winch, I need a winch...to me it is a matter of safety for me and my family.
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