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post #1 of 18 Old 01-05-2008, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Winch Questions

My Shrockworks mid will be shipped next week, so it's time to order my winch. Two questions: Looking for opinions on Warn vs. Ramsey and 9000 LB vs. 8000 LB. Any help would be appreciated.


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post #2 of 18 Old 01-05-2008, 10:32 PM
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I have Warn 9.5ti. Superwinch 9.0EPi is also an excellent winch.

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post #3 of 18 Old 01-06-2008, 03:12 PM
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Is the Warn 9.5ti durable in your opinion, like weatherable, waterproof, heatproof, etc.?
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post #4 of 18 Old 01-06-2008, 07:16 PM
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8,000 lb should be more than enough for a Jeep. Remember a snatch block and double line gives you 16,000 of pull.
I like Warn over Ramsey.
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I love my Shrockworks mid



No winch yet because I am not prepared (yet) to deal with the front end sag that will cause. The stock bumper is around 35lbs. The Shrockworks is around 95 lbs- this only caused a 1/4" sag on the front. But adding on the winch- people are getting 1" - 1.5" sag on the front, and then have to add coil spacers to compensate.

I'll eventually add a winch. I just understand that there is more work and money involved. Winches aren't cheap as it is.

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8000 lbs will be plenty enough. I had a Mile Marker PE8000 and it pulled me out just fine with the solenoids worked... now i have the SI9500

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The warn 9.5ti is high quality unit that is pretty much sealed off from the elements. It's not cheap though. It appears to be pretty well constructed. Here are a couple of pictures of it on my Mopar bumper.

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wow the WARN looks completely sealed off (except power and ground obviously). I have the mile marker SI9500 and it still has wires going from the integrated solenoid to the drum


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Yeah, it's a pretty much sealed off unit, which was a big part of my decision buying it. I didn't just buy it for fun. I bought for use in hurricanes. The water was waist deep at my house during Hurricane Rita. I intend on being prepared this time. Warn says it can take short periods of submersion.

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wow the WARN looks completely sealed off (except power and ground obviously). I have the mile marker SI9500 and it still has wires going from the integrated solenoid to the drum

Hope that's not built by the same person that put the stickers on it cuz not a single one is straight!

To the OP, I agree with a previous poster - look at the Superwinch EPI 9.0. I have a Warn on my LJ and the Superwinch on the wifes JK, and they're equals in all aspects other than the Superwinch was $300 cheaper.

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Is the Warn 9.5ti durable in your opinion, like weatherable, waterproof, heatproof, etc.?
SuperWinch EPi 9.0 is. Warn 9.8Ti is better looking and more expensive, but EPi 9.0 draws the least amperage.


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In my opinion, the Warn 9.5ti winch is the most durable. Rain, mud, salt air, etc. are all the reason's I chose the Warn. Superwinch, Ramsey & Mile Marker are all great winches too but, I went for "sealed" toughness...

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I went for "sealed" toughness...

thats key right there. My first winch was the PE8000 and i had 3 solenoids burn out... 2 of them never even went off road. One of them burned out in 2 days just driving to work and back in the rain. They sent me the SI9500 free to replace it and so far it has worked good but the wires still scare me after my first experience.

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Great looking, but may restrict airflow... what temp is engine running driving 75mph on a hot summer day (100'F)?

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Great looking, but may restrict airflow... what temp is engine running driving 75mph on a hot summer day (100'F)?
I don't know, I just put it on last week. It's only been 80 here. I will watch it though.
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