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Warn M8274-50

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Product Information

MSRP: $1,580.00
Average Price: $944.32
Manufacturer: Warn
Yes: 28 / No: 0

Loved by off-roaders who compete, it's our fastest winch. No load retrieval speed for the M8274-50 is 73.4 feet per minute and that's not all. At 150 feet of 5/16" cable, it also has a very long line capacity. Its unique spur-gear drive train and upright design are totally rugged. Its braking system delivers smooth operation with superior heat dissipation. Roller fairlead, remote control on 12-ft. lead, free spool clutch and battery cables are included.

Part Numbers: PN 38631 CE (12V DC) , PN 375832 CE (24V DC)
Rated Line Pull: 8000 lbs. (3630 kgs.) single-line
Motor: 12V 4.6 hp/3.43kw, 24V 2.5 hp/3.43kw, Series WoundTM
Remote Control: Remote switch, 12' (3.7m) lead
Geartrain: Spur Gear
Gear Ratio: 134:1
Lubrication: 6 oz. SAE 30 (non-detergent)
Clutch (freespooling): Sliding Motor Pinion Gear
Brake: Automatic, disc type
Drum Diameter/Length: 3.5"/8.5" (9cm/22cm)
Weight: 110 lbs. (50 kgs.)
Wire Rope: 150', 5/16" diameter (46m, 8mm diam.)
Fairlead: Roller
Recommended Battery: 650 CCA for winching
Battery Leads: 2 gauge, 72" (1.83m)
Finish: Argent Gray Powder Coat with Clear Coat
Nuts: PN 7616, L/W: PN 2146
Bolts: PN 7165
CE Winches: CE products are designed to meet European Standards. CE winches include CE labels, manuals, roller fairlead, safety hook and thimble.

Winch Dimensions: 16.5" L. x 8.5" D. x 15" H.
(420mm L. x 220mm D. x 381 mm H.)
Mounting Bolt Pattern: 10.0" x 4.5" (254mm x 114.3mm)


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mikwallace's Reviews

09-28-2019, 11:02 PM
Price: $800.00
Pros: Fast, reliable, long line, proven product, all metal gears.
Cons: Sits tall and could block radiator cooling air if you put a cover on it.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: My first 8274 came on a '78 CJ7 and is labeled Jeep Special Equipment. I've had it on three different vehicles and have pulled many vehicles out. It's now on a '90 YJ Wrangler that I'm doing a modified restoration. This is a real tough hard working winch! I just bought a second 8274 three weeks ago to re-build. It's a 1975 model 8274 and was going to waste ;( So I rescued it and putting all new Warn parts.

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jackbrit3's Reviews
01-07-2018, 01:26 PM

Comments: My 1977 warn let me down yesterday. It has been below freezing for weeks. The problem is electric. The jeep has been parked for months undriven and I went to use the winch and there was silense, solenoids no click. It worked when parked. It is to cold to deal with now. Solenoid pack was mounted under hood for years, moved it back to motor this summer.


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Louie4's Reviews
01-14-2017, 10:25 AM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Vintage '82 and a beast of a winch.
Cons: Heavy.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It's the grandaddy of all winches...enough said.


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Burlbook48's Reviews
08-09-2015, 03:21 AM
Price: $400.00
Pros: bullet proof, fastest line speed
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Bought an old 8274, rebuilt it myself, works like it should, NEVER fails me, added synthetic rope, DIY mounting plate

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shnozburger's Reviews
01-19-2014, 12:08 AM
Price: $1,800.00
Pros: the click wheel on the side makes it easy to use. everything about it is great.
Cons: kind of big
Recommended? Yes

Comments: this winch is at least 10 years old and runs like a champ with zero maintenance! couldn't be more happy with it.

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Dwarvenpyro's Reviews
03-30-2013, 06:18 PM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Great product, works every time, plenty of power
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Got this winch from my fathers old jeep. Put it on mine. Used it a couple of times, worked every time. More than enough power to pull out my Jeep in any situation. Has the remote cable but also ran a switch in the cab. Both work great.

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1991wrangler413's Reviews
09-15-2012, 10:43 PM
Price: $1,500.00
Pros: awsome
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: works very good i love it

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yj4sos's Reviews
09-14-2012, 03:31 AM
Price: $8,274.00
Pros: very fast
Cons: nothing
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Best Winch Ever!!

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GunHo198's Reviews
05-01-2012, 08:35 PM
Price: $200.00
Pros: Very Fast winch!
Cons: Watch your fingers near the fairlead!
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Bought it used and rusted for $200.00 with winch plate. Rebuilt and restored it to look new!


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bbusch's Reviews

01-15-2012, 03:47 PM
Price: $1,479.00
Pros: Design, reliability, looks, line speed... What's not to like!
Cons: Close mount to my TJ grill and blocks several of the grill vents. For some possibly the size and weight.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Wanted this winch for fifteen years and after running XDs and the ti I finally splurged because Warn was offering a two hundred dollar rebate.


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manicjester3's Reviews
11-10-2011, 10:34 PM
Price: $450.00
Pros: Best winch ever made for about $2000 less than Warn sells it for!
Cons: Probably too good of a winch... And probably limits cooling capacity, but who cares about staying cool?
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Been looking for one of these babies used for about 2 years now. Finally found one at a price I liked!


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talldriver's Reviews
07-18-2011, 09:10 PM
Price: $50.00
Pros: great winch but wveryone knows that
Cons: solenoids exposed to alot of weather
Recommended? Yes

Comments: bought mine from a guy with a junk pile behind his house, great find understates this one was an original amc factory winch says "JEEP" has old amc incignia and made by warn winch co for amc jeep still has original motor and cable had to replace brake and solenoids were replaced and relocated under hood

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skiandgolf's Reviews
04-17-2011, 04:25 PM
Price: $200.00
Pros: 30+ years old and still works fine, so you tell me.
Cons: Heavy and blocks airflow
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Older 8274 picked up off CL for cheap. Needed lots of cleaning, and someone had decided to run grease inside rather than the intended oil. Lot's of fun cleaning the grease out!


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arkiemurph's Reviews
11-06-2010, 08:58 PM
Price: $325.00
Pros: bad to the bone, speed and power
Cons: heavy, blocks some cooling airflow
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Yal know it's the best!


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elpound's Reviews

12-27-2009, 01:52 AM
Price: $1,100.00
Pros: Great winch and a well proven design. i love the style of the newer mouting plates. Very stong.
Cons: Sits high on my TJ, but I haven't experianced and cooling problems.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: What is there not to love about this winch? It is fast, durable, and has been around forever. I like it's old school looks too.

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sar50's Reviews
12-18-2009, 02:52 AM
Price: $200.00
Pros: Reliable High Speed work horse. Can still get parts to repair.
Cons: upright profile is harder to find mounts for and obscures more of the grill opening
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I bought this winch used many many years ago for a couple hundred bucks. It has been throught three vehicles and and an extended period of non-use sitting outside. With a couple of relays, a few maintenace pieces and some clean up time, it's working great and hopefully good to go for another 10-15 years.


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W7NB's Reviews
12-06-2009, 01:30 AM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Fast, holds lots of cable
Cons: large, takes special mounting plate
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Purchased used. Works great for the jeep. Running a single Red top Optima with it so I need to add a 2nd battery to get full potential.

SOUTHERN-CJ5's Reviews
07-17-2009, 10:32 PM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Speed, reliability
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This winch works great. It is very fast under no load, and works flawlessly. It is an older model, probably mid 80s. But it still works great.

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cjmike67's Reviews

03-07-2009, 02:03 AM
Warn M8274-50
Price: $1,580.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Best winch money can buy!Has incredible line speed and endurance.Also has the longest cable at 150 feet!

Kimberfan's Reviews

08-08-2008, 04:09 AM
Warn M8274-50
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Not one of the new ones, but the older ones. I like it and when I have to give it back to my brother I'll be buying one myself.

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