Winches

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Which winch should I get?

Poll closed Aug 15, 2009.
  1. Warn M8000

    12 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. Superwinch EPi 9.0

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. Ramsey Patriot 9500

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. masterfoxscout

    masterfoxscout New Member

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    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?
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  2. dshewy14

    dshewy14 New Member

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    personally i perfer warn
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  3. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member

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    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.:great:
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  4. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member

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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.
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  5. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member

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    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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  6. tattooed4life

    tattooed4life New Member

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    Always used warn, personally love them.
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  7. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Moderator

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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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  8. Z71_guy

    Z71_guy New Member

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    i have always used warn and never had a problem
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  9. Stealth

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    I live in Utah, and all of the locals seem to run Warn. You don't want a winch going out on Hell's Revenge when you're high-centered on a ledge. I would put Warn or Milemarler on my truck if it was a 4x4, but it's not being built to off-road.
    Good luck man, I'm out.
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  10. masterfoxscout

    masterfoxscout New Member

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    Well if it were for my truck, it would be a Warn M15000 without question. Since my Jeep is a little lighter, I wanted to broaden my horizons. I think the deal is sealed though....Warn just dropped the price on the M8000 from $949 to $539....easy choice now.
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  11. masterfoxscout

    masterfoxscout New Member

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    Ordered the Warn M8000 today...$689.99 to my door in Alaska. What a deal!!!!!
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  12. JCJKBJR

    JCJKBJR New Member

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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.

    Thanks
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  13. JCJKBJR

    JCJKBJR New Member

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    Wiches Ramsey has been good to me.

    I have to go withthe Ramesy I have 3 and untill recently have never had a problem from any of them.
    but Right now I have Rep 8000 mounted in a Ramsey Commerical Bumper with a cattle guard or DEER and Bear Guard in my case. Not many Cattle left here in the WNC Mountains but last week we did have one running through downtown.

    It was quite a site to see all the Floridians dodging that Heford. :gasp::lol:
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  14. tbplus10

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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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