hey, i just sold my old rims and i have decided to get a winch, but thats about where my certianty ends. I have three main winch models in mind, but i still am not sure which one to get and i was hoping to get advice from all who have experience with any of these winches.
I am choosing between:
1) Smittybuilt xrc-8 for $300
2)Smittybuilt xrc-8 competition series with synthetic wire and aluminum fairlead for $450
3)mile marker sec-8 for $330
Any info is appreciated. also, i have to get a raised winchplate because of my bumper, so if anyone has info on a particular model, please chime in!
I'm no fan of any of them. It would be worth saving a little more to get a better quality winch like a Tabor, Warn, Ramsey, or the X-9 or S9000 Superwinch. At least it would be worth it if you plan to actually use it regularly and not just once a year or strictly for show.
you dont like the series wound motor in the smittybuilt? i read a lot of reviews on it and people seemed to love it for the money. i know it has a lot of solonoid problems and apparently cheap hardware, but i can rig a solenoid and get new hardware for cheap. im also wondering if the extra 150 is worth synthetic line and an aluminum fairlead?
I'm no fan of any of them. It would be worth saving a little more to get a better quality winch like a Tabor, Warn, Ramsey, or the X-9 or S9000 Superwinch. At least it would be worth it if you plan to actually use it regularly and not just use it once a year.
I like my Superwinch and some models can be had for not much more than the ones you are looking at...
This is the one I have... I don't winch every time I go out and I only get out once a month if I'm lucky... so I'm a "light" user...but it's held up well for every time I've needed it and been happy...
I got the xrc-8 comp for 399 a few months ago. I couldn't beat the price for a synthetic line winch. I haven't had to use it yet and I probably won't have to use it much so for the price I couldn't justify any of the others.