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Unread 05-20-2010, 01:02 PM   #31
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I run the XRC8 and it's a pretty good winch but it definitely ain't a Warn. Get it if you don't winch a whole lot.
hopefully not too much.. i think this will do the job fine


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Smitty has a terrible reputation for rust. If rust is a factor in your area then stay away.
i live in the northeast, so i think that would a rust area.. no rust sounds great to me.. im going rr..
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get the rugged ridge. i have it and like it, and the rugged ridge can pull 500 more pounds!

on a side note, the little clips that hold the rollers on the fair-lead are starting to rust
yea im going with the rr..

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Unread 05-20-2010, 04:48 PM   #32
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just found out JCWhitney has a $60 surcharge for winches due to the weight so shipping ends up being like $90. im holding off for a better deal somewhere locally
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Unread 05-20-2010, 11:24 PM   #33
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just found out JCWhitney has a $60 surcharge for winches due to the weight so shipping ends up being like $90. im holding off for a better deal somewhere locally
HA! something cheaper locally? Not where I'm from. ever... and 2 stupid questions. I googled them, but nothing jumped off the screen, and I figure you guys would know better anyways...
1) Is Alabama part of the rust belt? (I'm guessing no because we don't have snow)

2) Is there some type of rust prevention chemical or compound that actually works?

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Unread 05-21-2010, 12:12 AM   #34
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just found out JCWhitney has a $60 surcharge for winches due to the weight so shipping ends up being like $90. im holding off for a better deal somewhere locally
yo no way!! so gay man.. i know that quadratec has it for 299, 35 for shipping and the surcharge is 20.. so not bad.. is that better than the jc deal??
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Unread 05-21-2010, 12:33 AM   #35
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this stylin trucks site has it for 344.98 after all shipping and surcharges n such.. let me know if u find any other deals anywhere anyone!!

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Unread 05-21-2010, 04:32 AM   #36
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this stylin trucks site has it for 344.98 after all shipping and surcharges n such.. let me know if u find any other deals anywhere anyone!!

----> RUGGED RIDGE 8500 WINCH CHECKOUT
Smittybilt 8000lb is on ebay for 319 shipped. ive sent emails to alot of shops looking for Rugged Ridge for 300 in store
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Unread 05-21-2010, 08:08 AM   #37
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is it just me or does quadratec really rip you off for shipping?

you think you are getting a good deal, but then end up paying more for shipping. for example when i bought my winch i think i paid the 90 dolars, so the 299 winch, became something like 489.
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Unread 05-21-2010, 08:46 AM   #38
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is it just me or does quadratec really rip you off for shipping?
that is a sales strategy that many online retailers use. they 'hook' you with a low cost (or lowest) for an item then add addt'l S&H or surcharge fees, in order to make more. it's very common for companies that are in a dealer network and are drop shipping the item from a warehouse someplace else. welcome to e-commerce. just remember the old saying....if it's to good to be true, then......
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Unread 05-21-2010, 09:32 AM   #39
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quadratec is selling it for 299 with 45 bucks for s&h and surcharge... i think ima just do that and if it comes right from quad, i get it next day..
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A quickie ebay search gave me 4 different places with a "buy it now" price of $299 plus $49 shipping...
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Unread 05-21-2010, 12:56 PM   #41
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HA! something cheaper locally? Not where I'm from. ever... and 2 stupid questions. I googled them, but nothing jumped off the screen, and I figure you guys would know better anyways...
1) Is Alabama part of the rust belt? (I'm guessing no because we don't have snow)

2) Is there some type of rust prevention chemical or compound that actually works?

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On the rollers they will rust after using it a few times. Just surface rust.
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Unread 05-21-2010, 01:04 PM   #42
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seems like you made up your mind. imo smittybilt is just fine (i own one, it's been in a head on, half of it didn't work for a year and i resoldered the wires and it fired right up) and both will rust over time, the key to getting as little rust as possible is to wash your jeep at least every other week and wax it once in awhile. although im sure nil to few actually know this.
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Unread 05-21-2010, 02:07 PM   #43
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is it just me or does quadratec really rip you off for shipping?

you think you are getting a good deal, but then end up paying more for shipping. for example when i bought my winch i think i paid the 90 dolars, so the 299 winch, became something like 489.

90 + 299 = 389 not 489
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Unread 05-21-2010, 03:03 PM   #44
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seems like you made up your mind. imo smittybilt is just fine (i own one, it's been in a head on, half of it didn't work for a year and i resoldered the wires and it fired right up) and both will rust over time, the key to getting as little rust as possible is to wash your jeep at least every other week and wax it once in awhile. although im sure nil to few actually know this.

Keeping any winch clean would be the best way to protect it. Keeping the cable, rollers or anything that could rust with a light coat of oil on it will help greatly. These are cheaper winches but with some attention you can keep rust away or at least to a minimum.
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Unread 05-21-2010, 03:09 PM   #45
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My buddy has the rugged ridge and I have the XRC, I think they pretty much the same winch, the motors are the same spec, possibly even the same, solenoid box is the same, controller is the same, fairlead is identical, they are both a ***** to free-spool.
I would't be surprised if they are the same winch.
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