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post #76 of 421 Old 07-30-2007, 11:43 AM
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It looks great, good luck with it. Dealing with Smittybilt over the years they stand by all their products and have great customer service. You shouldn't have any problems.


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post #77 of 421 Old 07-30-2007, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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well so far so good!

used it once so far... nothing serious but it did the job.

definatly not going to win any trophies for speed but in the case of winching on a $300 budget i'm not too worried about that

'89 Wrangler, 4.0/AW4, 106" Wheelbase, SOA, custom XJ packs, 2" Body. Front High Pinion Dana 44 w/yukon super-joints, chromo inners and outers, and a Lincoln Locker. Rear Dana 60 w/Yukon 1.5" 35 Spline chomo shafts and detroit locker. 5.38 Yukon Gears. Hydro-Assist, 39.5x18" Boggers on 15x12 RockKrawler's w/ 2.75" of backspacing. Comp cut, tube fenders, custom bumpers and rock sliders, fuel cell, CB, Stewart Warner Gauges, SmittyBilt XRC8 Winch, 140 Amp CS-144 Alternator, Electric Fan, and a cooler of beer. 3897 lbs

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post #78 of 421 Old 07-31-2007, 11:01 AM
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UPDATE: took better pictures of how i made the fairlead mount and with the iwnch installed. those last night were way too dark.

so you are jumping on that bandwagon! does it play mp3's?

reminded me of that SNL i-rack skit on youtube.

nice job on the details of the winch install.


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post #79 of 421 Old 07-31-2007, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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haha man the hard drive most be locked up or something... can't hear anything but the motor turning!

thanks.... now if my jeep was fixed i'd go get myself stuck.... oh well....

'89 Wrangler, 4.0/AW4, 106" Wheelbase, SOA, custom XJ packs, 2" Body. Front High Pinion Dana 44 w/yukon super-joints, chromo inners and outers, and a Lincoln Locker. Rear Dana 60 w/Yukon 1.5" 35 Spline chomo shafts and detroit locker. 5.38 Yukon Gears. Hydro-Assist, 39.5x18" Boggers on 15x12 RockKrawler's w/ 2.75" of backspacing. Comp cut, tube fenders, custom bumpers and rock sliders, fuel cell, CB, Stewart Warner Gauges, SmittyBilt XRC8 Winch, 140 Amp CS-144 Alternator, Electric Fan, and a cooler of beer. 3897 lbs

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post #80 of 421 Old 07-31-2007, 11:29 PM
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Well I made the plunge and bought one today. I think I got the last one 4 Wheel Parts had in Northern California. Yesterday the guy said there were 90 in the warehouse. Today there were none. There was only one left in Oakland when I bought it, and he says it is mine. We'll see when it is in my hands. I did get the winch plate though. The Smittybilt Double tube bumper has to go now. If anyones interested, it's for sale now. Here's a pic.


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is that 10% off deal still going. i went to buy the winch last night and the total price w/shipping was like $333 so i thought i'd check with yall before buying. Will it be cheaper to go down to 4-wheel parts and see if they have it. im lovin the price already but the cheaper the better
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i just got back from 4 wheel parts. i ordered the winch and hopefully ill have it within a week.
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post #83 of 421 Old 08-02-2007, 04:17 PM
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So my guess this magnet is bad??? j/k this is to a milemarker 8500 i believe I just called them today about a replacement motor price they are supposed to email me the price.



What did you do to that winch?? Looks like it went into a fire.

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i am running the hf winch got a deal at the store they had 8500lb winches on sale for $199 with the mount bought two.if yours work as good as mine you will be very pleased. only problem i have with winch is it is super heavy annd seems bigger than a comparable one from warn or milemarker
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So how does that thing steer with a welded front and no hydraulics?
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I just got a call from 4 wheel parts. They lost the winch they promised me today. So they are going to give me a Mile Marker PE8000 for what I paid for the Smittybilt. Does that sound like a fair deal? Consiering I'm going wheeling this weekend.

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I'd do it.
That's what I thought too. Except when the guy was giving me the sales pitch, He said the Smittybilt beat the Milemarker in some test that I had never heard of. Still there is about a $90 difference in price.

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Well the guy came through with the Milemarker last night. So I guess I'll be leaving this thread and going to the Milemarker one. But I'll be checking in from time to time. Thanks for the help.

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So how does that thing steer with a welded front and no hydraulics?
trail riding it's noticeably harder to turn but not that bad... actually having to make a u turn or a 90 degree turn... well..... i'll just say i think i have a 90+ foot turning radius now.

hydraulics here i come.

quick note.... when i looked into the winches i believe i cam eto the conclusion that the main difference in the smittybilt and mile marker was the plastic engagement piece on the mile marker v.s the steel elbow looking thing on the smittybilt that looks like what warns have. also, i think the mile marker pulled more current according to the specs on both... i forget about line speed but on a $300 budget that's not something to be concerned with anyway.

the winch is holding up great on the front of the jeep... with the exception of all the black allen bolts that hold it together.... they are all rusting. granted i live at the beach and we have had some hellacious rain over the past week.... but none the less, i'll be going to lowe's this week to buy stainless steel replacements for them all. that'll probably run about $15 if i had to guess.....

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