I know that with winches, the general rule of thumb is you need to have a winch rated for twice what your vehicle weighs. I think that a 10,000 lb rating will be more than enough. I am also really interested to know how the viper elite compares...as I was seriously looking into buying one of these.
check out this review on the viper stuff I am running a 10k viper elite. I have yet to trail test it but I have done a few full line pulls to preload and wind the line also look for the giveaway threads people have posted a lot of opinions there. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f201/...x8000-1002562/
They've given away two winches in the past couple months. They look like a pretty good unit. I don't know if someone that won something would actually get on here and say too much bad about it. But that's just my opinion.
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I looked at one close up last week and I would say it had a low quality sort of cheap feeling to it in person, from five feet away it looks impressive.
I think if I were in a crunch for cash I would just buy a Champion, it seems about the same quality and its cheaper.
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