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post #22321 of 42792 Old 06-25-2013, 10:14 PM
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post #22322 of 42792 Old 06-25-2013, 10:27 PM
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Idk man...I've heard terrible reviews on harbor freight winches.
I myself bought one on ebay (hold your comments) after my warn...(somehow the damn winch was not waterproof, brushes caked of mud and burnt out) on my Honda rancher failed. I bought one from moto alliance, lifetime warranty AND 100%made in america. Warn however is assembling these in america with foreign parts. Or vice versa...not 100% american made.
I hope for your sake this winch works out for you.
But that bumper is fine as hell....you going into wj bumper business by chance?
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post #22323 of 42792 Old 06-25-2013, 10:36 PM
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Idk man...I've heard terrible reviews on harbor freight winches.
I myself bought one on ebay (hold your comments) after my warn...(somehow the damn winch was not waterproof, brushes caked of mud and burnt out) on my Honda rancher failed. I bought one from moto alliance, lifetime warranty AND 100%made in america. Warn however is assembling these in america with foreign parts. Or vice versa...not 100% american made.
I hope for your sake this winch works out for you.
On second thought after reading some of the reviews on it I may return in and get a smittybuilt xrc8 off ebay it would be the same price after the taxes and I've heard people say good things about them.

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post #22324 of 42792 Old 06-25-2013, 11:03 PM
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Ran Seafoam through the brake booster line. Hoping it will help with hesitation and such.

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post #22325 of 42792 Old 06-26-2013, 04:07 AM
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Idk man...I've heard terrible reviews on harbor freight winches.
I myself bought one on ebay (hold your comments) after my warn...(somehow the damn winch was not waterproof, brushes caked of mud and burnt out) on my Honda rancher failed. I bought one from moto alliance, lifetime warranty AND 100%made in america. Warn however is assembling these in america with foreign parts. Or vice versa...not 100% american made.
I hope for your sake this winch works out for you.
But that bumper is fine as hell....you going into wj bumper business by chance?
Not to bust your bubble but it says right on the moto alliance website that they import some of their parts.

Nothing is 100% US made anymore unfortunately.

As far as Warn goes, I got a direct response from them about this before I bought mine and you're pretty much correct. They use some global parts in their winches, but with the exception of the VR8000 winch, all their truck/SUV winches are made in Oregon. I can't speak for their ATV winches, they were very specific in their wording on the response to single out their truck/SUV line.

This isn't any different from the company you mentioned.

That all said, I ran a cheaper winch on my YJ (Harbor Freight actually) and made dozens of pulls with it without any issues. I would be willing to wager the major parts of all the value winches (motor, gears) are almost identical.

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Not to bust your bubble but it says right on the moto alliance website that they import some of their parts.

Nothing is 100% US made anymore unfortunately.

As far as Warn goes, I got a direct response from them about this before I bought mine and you're pretty much correct. They use some global parts in their winches, but with the exception of the VR8000 winch, all their truck/SUV winches are made in Oregon. I can't speak for their ATV winches, they were very specific in their wording on the response to single out their truck/SUV line.

This isn't any different from the company you mentioned.

That all said, I ran a cheaper winch on my YJ (Harbor Freight actually) and made dozens of pulls with it without any issues. I would be willing to wager the major parts of all the value winches (motor, gears) are almost identical.
Yeah the badlands winches are pretty good my buddy has one on his Toyota truck he has done lots of pulls with it and it has held up now for 4 years, I am going to be putting the same one on the dub
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post #22327 of 42792 Old 06-26-2013, 02:47 PM
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also picked this up from harbor freight tonight it was on sale and I had a 20% off coupon

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How did that cost you with the sale and coupon?

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post #22328 of 42792 Old 06-26-2013, 02:57 PM
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also picked this up from harbor freight tonight it was on sale and I had a 20% off coupon
How did that cost you with the sale and coupon?

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It was 299 after tax

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post #22329 of 42792 Old 06-26-2013, 03:07 PM
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How did that cost you with the sale and coupon?

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It was 299 after tax[/QUOTE]

Pretty good deal! Thanks!

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post #22330 of 42792 Old 06-26-2013, 03:18 PM
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Finally got the call. My front LCA's are in!! WOOWHO!! Need to get them as soon as I can. Hopefully this will clear up a bunch of my issues.

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post #22331 of 42792 Old 06-26-2013, 04:14 PM
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It was 299 after tax
Pretty good deal! Thanks!

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You can get smittybilt xrc8 for that just thought I would let you know
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post #22332 of 42792 Old 06-26-2013, 05:26 PM
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Just picked up some ruby stocks, wheels and tires 255/75/17s.... ONLY $150 FOR ALL 5!!! Now i need some advice and picture on some trimming ideas (leave the fog lights or not). I am waaaay pumped about the move. I have a 2" BB and I am looking to get some spacers also.

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post #22333 of 42792 Old 06-26-2013, 05:37 PM
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Just picked up some ruby stocks, wheels and tires 255/75/17s.... ONLY $150 FOR ALL 5!!! Now i need some advice and picture on some trimming ideas (leave the fog lights or not). I am waaaay pumped about the move. I have a 2" BB and I am looking to get some spacers also.
with 3" in I can keep the fogs in with no worries. I also run 1.5" spacers. There is plenty of room left to trim too. So, I am going to guess that with 1" less (providing all lifts are measured dead on) I would think you are fine. But, I'm still jealous that you got all 5 for $150...

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post #22334 of 42792 Old 06-26-2013, 05:42 PM
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Flatland4x4 bumper tact welded in together ready for a test fit.

also picked this up from harbor freight tonight it was on sale and I had a 20% off coupon
What was the largest piece of steel you needed for this? Also, what was the gauge of the steel they said to use? I am wondering if I can do it all from scrap or if I would have to buy a full sheet

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post #22335 of 42792 Old 06-26-2013, 05:46 PM
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istalled akebono calipers and brackets i got from champ926. sandblasted them and painted them, new rotors, and new wheel bering/hub assemblies. This weekend paint wheels and new lug nuts all around. i hope and finish up stereo and speaker install. and new door clips to go on afterwards. id upload but getting upload file failed messages.
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