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Unread 01-02-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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Used smittybilt winch: good deal?

Hey guys,

I found a used smittybilt xrc 8k winch for $100 on CL. Appears to be very clean and in good condition. It does not have the cable included. Owner claims to have used it only twice with no problems...

What things should I look for when I check it out tonight?

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Unread 01-02-2013, 02:34 PM   #2
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At least if it doesn't work, you haven't wasted a lot of money...personally, I would not want to buy someones else problem. Hook it up to a battery with jumper cables, see if it winds in and out, see if the clutch is working properly, not much else you can do...hope it works when the chips are down.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 04:57 PM   #3
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At least if it doesn't work, you haven't wasted a lot of money...personally, I would not want to buy someones else problem. Hook it up to a battery with jumper cables, see if it winds in and out, see if the clutch is working properly, not much else you can do...hope it works when the chips are down.
Good point. Also, the fairlead and cable are going to cost me another 120ish...might as well buy a new one...not looking like the best deal.
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