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Unread 03-04-2013, 12:41 AM   #61
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Don't put a winch on your Jeep. Instead, start a recovery fund. That way when you need to get pulled out the most, you can spend thousands to get it done.

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Unread 03-04-2013, 08:47 AM   #62
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I hate getting drawn into these arguments but I'm not smart enough to keep my opinion to myself. Everything has it's place and personally if I was going to buy a winch I would buy the Chinese garbage because I am not going to spend $1k on something I don't know that I will ever use and will more likely use to help someone else. I have Craftsman ratchets and screwdrivers, Dewalt power tools but I bought a Harbor Freight welder. The ROI wasn't there for me, and actually it has spent more time loaned out than I have used it. No matter what your parents told you, you are not special and you do not always deserve or need the best.

If you want insurance, carry a come along or a farm jack. Winches are not a necessity but a luxury. If you don't think so, watch a group of soldiers unstick a humvee with block and tackle.
Lol and people wonder why all the good manufacturing jobs are going to china and our economy blows goats

Better to save a little more money now and buy something high quality then to have to keep replacing the cheap stuff over and over again..

And whats even better if you decide you dont use a good winch enough you can always rip it off and sell it on ebay in a year or so and probably get what you paid for the winch out of it...
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Unread 03-04-2013, 10:12 AM   #63
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Or, move the winch from Jeep to Jeep. My Warn is on its second Jeep.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 03:54 PM   #64
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See, even expensive winches fail...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f27/w...-help-1486260/

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So, I finally got the time to install my Warn M8000. It worked a year or so ago, but sat outside on my friends xj since then. He just gave it back to me and now it doesn't work so well.

When I try to reel the cable in or out, all I hear is click and buzz from the solonoids. The motor doesn't move. I looked at the solonoids, and there is no corrosion.

First, any ideas? What could be wrong?

Second, where is the best place to order replacement parts for Warn winches?
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Unread 03-04-2013, 04:10 PM   #65
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Solenoid/ clicking. Grounds,Connections, and battery condition.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 04:59 PM   #66
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Solenoid/ clicking. Grounds,Connections, and battery condition.
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Just stirring the pot on this thread, I can't beleive it's on the 5th page!
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Unread 03-04-2013, 09:15 PM   #67
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Funny, my 8274 is 30 years old and I've never had an issue other than a couple of solenoids that are bound to fail eventually.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 07:50 AM   #68
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I hate getting drawn into these arguments but I'm not smart enough to keep my opinion to myself. Everything has it's place and personally if I was going to buy a winch I would buy the Chinese garbage because I am not going to spend $1k on something I don't know that I will ever use and will more likely use to help someone else. I have Craftsman ratchets and screwdrivers, Dewalt power tools but I bought a Harbor Freight welder. The ROI wasn't there for me, and actually it has spent more time loaned out than I have used it. No matter what your parents told you, you are not special and you do not always deserve or need the best.

If you want insurance, carry a come along or a farm jack. Winches are not a necessity but a luxury. If you don't think so, watch a group of soldiers unstick a humvee with block and tackle.
Thats technically why i want to put a winch on, just for the luxury. My Cj7 is wayy to neat and classic to take out muddin and all that.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 09:11 AM   #69
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Thats technically why i want to put a winch on, just for the luxury. My Cj7 is wayy to neat and classic to take out muddin and all that.
Well, if your winch is just a bumper ornament, then it really doesn't matter what you buy.

If you actually plan to use it, then listen to the advice of guy's like Bill and 82, who have been wheeling for years and can speak from experience.

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Unread 03-06-2013, 09:36 AM   #70
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How bout move to China and eat fish heads and when you get stuck ,hire about 20 Chinamen for about ten bucks and some fish heads to pull you out
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Unread 03-06-2013, 11:29 AM   #71
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This thread has jumped all over and back!

I was buying stuff from HF quite a bit there for a while. I figured I'd only need it for that one project or whatever and never use it again. I've been wrong a lot on that. That has made me go for more of the better USA made stuff if I can ever find it! Seems harder and harder to do these days..

As for a winch, I could see myself using it more for odd job type things over self-recovery. I think my CJ is more of a work horse than a toy, so anything I can do to make it more purposeful is a good thing. On that note, I am leaning more towards a good brand name, one that is proven itself in not just reliability and quality of build but in repairs and customer service. I'd hate to buy a starter-brand unit and that brand not make it long, then I would be stuck with no replacement parts...

As for the 8274... if anyone ever finds a good one that may even need a little work (not a totally worn out unit) for a decent price, let me know! I wish I could have gotten the one I found locally, but $700 for it (even though it was an actual Jeep tagged one) was more than I could spend at the time....
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Unread 03-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #72
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I have not seen mention of the Quadratec winches. Does anyone have an real experience with them yet? They are only about a hundred more that the HF ones and to me, it would seem like a better option in the budget winch dept.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 09:35 AM   #73
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Probably the same winch HF sells marked up because they have the name Quadratech on them.
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Unread 03-08-2013, 10:53 AM   #74
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It, like a lot of the others, all resemble the Smittybilt winch's that seem to have started this whole "$300 price point for an 8k winch" phenomena a couple years back. Same body and design, different paint and solenoid box.
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