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  • Warn M8000

    12 75.00%
  • Superwinch EPi 9.0

    2 12.50%
  • Ramsey Patriot 9500

    2 12.50%
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    Default Winches

    Alright, I plan on getting a winch for my Jeep. I'm torn between a couple of winches. The shipping to Alaska is rediculous, so I want to get it right. Thoughts?
    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 in Black

    6" BDS Suspension Lift | 3" BDS Body Lift |17" Rock Crawler Stellies | 35" Cooper STTs | 4.56 Yukon Gears | AirAid CAI and TBS | Flowmaster 40s | HyperPAC Programmer

    2001 TJ Sahara in Sienna

    3.5" RE Suspension Lift | 33x12.50 Baja MTZs | D30/44 | ROKMEN Merc Front Bumper | Warn Rockcrawler Rear w/ Carrier | Warn M8000 Winch

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    personally i perfer warn

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    Cool Winches

    I would use the Warn 9.5XP. We were a Warn dealer and the factory rep would stop by our shop once a month. He recommended this winch because it has heavy duty parts and a six hp motor. He said it was made with the jeep owners in mind who do serious offroading. I put one on my 05 Silverado Crewcab and its pulled my truck out of mud that was up to the doors. Also at the time he stated that he and the other reps were installing these models on there jeeps.

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    We have the Superwinch 9.5 on our car trailer, and it gets used about a dozen times a year and has never failed us yet. It has the remote so you can stand back from it, which is a nice additional feature. The only reason we bought that particular brand, was at Truck Fest at Summit Racing they were selling them for $349 with the snatch blocks, straps, roller fairlead, and some other stuff. We couldn't pass it up though, I don't know about the other one's because I have never had them.
    2004 Chevy Colorado
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    Cool Winches

    I forgot to mention in my other post that we were at on time a Ramsey dealer and gave them up as we had way to many issues with them and ther tech dept was useless. I know people that use the Superwinch on trailers for loading vehicles but never offroad so I cant comment on there offroad use.

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    Always used warn, personally love them.
    1997 Chevy K3500
    4x4 X-Cab Dually
    454 Dual Exhaust

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    Ramsey hands down.
    My REP 8000 is 25 years old, the only problem I've had was a bad solenoid, which can be fixed by either swapping the power wires from side to side (Ramsey still uses redundant solenoids for up/down function) or by finding an older truck in your group and stealing the starter solenoid (preferably an older Ford).
    This winch has been on 15 different trucks over the years and has outlasted a Superwinch and a Warn 8274 (Warn would be a close 2nd choice though because my 8274 was 18 yrs old when the gear case finally broke due to my improper torquing of the case bolts)
    Some newer Superwinch and Warn models use a circuit card for power switching, if I'm out in nature I dont have time to worry about a delicate circuit card that might get damaged.

    While your looking price out Fiber Steel or Amsteel Blue winch line, its a great addition that takes a lot of weight off the front of the truck (around 35lbs). Dont remember who but some one recently started selling roller fairleads that work with synthetic lines.

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    When you get a chance explain the swaping wires to me again. I have an older Rep 800 mounted in the bumper and I think I have a solenoid gone Bad Didn't want to take it all apart if this is an easier way to fix it.

    Even when you see a FORD broke down stop and offer them a ride.

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    Pull the cover for the control box and you should see 2 solenoids, you only need to swap the power wire from one solenoid to the other the ground can stay the same, If I remember correctly this also reverses your switches, winch out now becomes winch in and vice versa.

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    i have always used warn and never had a problem

    2003 Z71 Silverado LS
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    Bed Rails
    Billet Grill insert
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    CB with PA system
    Waiting to be installed
    Two 8in RF HX2 punch( would have 12s but they got stolen)

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